As MFAN celebrates 10 years of aid reforms, we thank our congressional allies, our administration partners, and the MFAN community for articulating the value of foreign assistance and advancing reforms to achieve even greater impact.
On December 4, 2018 we had the pleasure of joining leaders from the aid community, MCC, USAID, and OPIC to honor ten dedicated members of Congress on Capitol Hill. It was a pleasure to have former MFAN Co-Chair and current Honorary Co-Chair, former Representative Jim Kolbe, and Honorary Co-Chair, former Senator Richard Lugar with us as well.
In bidding farewell to some of our Champions, we look forward to sustaining a legacy of bipartisan support for effective foreign aid into the 116th Congress and beyond.
Former MFAN Co-Chair and current Honorary Co-Chair, former Representative Jim Kolbe, and Honorary Co-Chair, former Senator Richard Lugar shake hands. Both have left an indelible mark on the foreign assistance community.
Jonathan Nash, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation gives remarks, noting that “MCC and MFAN have a shared vision for foreign assurance, centered on transparency, accountability & country ownership”.
David Bohigian, Executive Vice President Overseas Private Investment Corporation, speaks about the accomplishments of the congressional leaders on aid reform, including the passage of the BUILD Act.
Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduces Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), noting his impressive work on aid reform.
Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) presents Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) with his Champions of Aid Reform award.
Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) gives remarks on the importance of foreign assistance and his efforts to reform foreign aid for effectiveness.
Jim Richardson, Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) and Coordinator of USAID’s Transformation Task Team, speaks about the importance of congressional leadership on aid reform.
MFAN Honorary Co-Chair, former Senator Richard Lugar presents award to Senator Todd Young of Indiana. Senator Young noted that he learned the importance of foreign aid working for Senator Lugar many years ago.
Senator Todd Young (R-IN) speaks about the importance of American global leadership in foreign aid.
MFAN Co-Chair Tessie San Martin thanks congressional allies, administration partners, and the MFAN community for continuing engagement on aid reform issues.