On September 15-16, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is hosting a virtual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) International Development Conference.
The USAID HBCU International Development Conference is part of the Agency’s commitment to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce.
USAID is committed to expanding its partnerships with more than 100 HBCUs and recruiting the brightest minds from HBCUs across the country to join USAID in working on some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The two-day virtual conference and career expo will be attended by more than a thousand students and alumni from HBCUs across the country.
The conference will feature remarks and a panel discussion titled “Centering Racial Equity in International Development” with Administrator Samanatha Power and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
White House Director of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks will also address the conference.
Throughout the conference, participants will be invited to join panel discussions, information sessions, networking sessions, and skill-building workshops with USAID leadership, as well USAID employees working across different bureaus in Washington, D.C. and in Missions around the world.
USAID is at it’s best when we have people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds contributing to the development of our policy and programs.
Today’s conference is part of an agency-wide commitment to build a more diverse pipeline of talent and work towards a USAID that is a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work.