WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 14, 2021) – DT Global commends President-Elect Biden’s nomination of Samantha Power as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Having served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama and having previously worked as a journalist and reported on global conflicts and human rights issues from Bosnia to Sudan to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Power understands firsthand the complex humanitarian issues that USAID works to address around the world every day, and is uniquely positioned to help rebuild and strengthen USAID’s capacity as the Biden team reinforces the importance of foreign assistance as an integral part of the US Government’s foreign policy platform. Ambassador Power is well positioned to guide USAID through this difficult period, spearheading efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic globally, while ensuring that the agency—and its implementing partners—are best positioned to help support the world’s most vulnerable populations.
We also celebrate President-Elect Biden’s decision to elevate Ambassador Power to the National Security Council, reflecting the key role that U.S. foreign assistance plays in the ability to help improve lives around the world and spread American interests abroad. “The decision to elevate Ambassador Power to the NSC signals the value being put on development and we are excited to see the positive change that we can make in the world when development, diplomacy, and defense come together in a strategic, coordinated effort,” says Torge Gerlach, CEO of DT Global. “DT Global looks forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with USAID under Samantha Power’s leadership and congratulate Ambassador Power and President-Elect Biden for ushering in a new era in international development.”
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