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The US ambassador to Mozambique last Thursday swore in Jennifer Adams as director of the USAID mission in Mozambique
As USAID mission director in Mozambique, Jennifer Adams will oversee USAID’s US$257 million Mozambique development assistance portfolio, partnering with the government of Mozambique, other donors, nongovernmental organisations and the private sector to improve the quality of life of all Mozambicans, in particular the poor, needy and marginalised, a statement from the US embassy reads.
Jennifer Adams will direct programs that help control the HIV epidemic and prevent maternal and child death, as well as help accelerate broad-based economic growth, raise the quality of education and strengthen democratic governance in Mozambique.
In the course of her twenty-year career with USAID, Adams has worked in the Central Asian Republics, Senegal, Brazil, and Washington, DC. She previously ran the USAID Office for Donor Involvement, and in 2008, was the first USAID development adviser appointed to China. Prior to Beijing, she was USAID mission director in Brazil, where she initiated a successful public-private partnership, ‘Mais Unidos’ [More United], involving the 50 largest US companies in supporting social entrepreneurship.
Prior to her appointment as director of the Mozambique mission, Jennifer Adams was acting assistant administrator of USAID’s Office of Global Health, where she managed Reproductive Health and Population, HIV/Aids and Systems Health, among other duties.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr Adams holds a Masters of Philosophy from the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.Source: US Embassy in Maputo / Press Release
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