On March 8-10, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will travel to Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank. During her trip, she will meet with USAID staff and beneficiaries, government officials, and partners to underscore the Agency’s support of U.S. priorities in the region, including civil society engagement, economic growth, youth empowerment, water scarcity, and climate change.
While in Jordan, she will discuss the importance of King Abdullah II’s reform agenda supported by the Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership between the United States and Jordan. In Israel and the West Bank, Deputy Administrator Coleman will meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss USAID’s support for the Palestinian people and commitment to ensuring that both Israelis and Palestinians enjoy equal measures of security, freedom, and prosperity. She will also underscore the importance of the Negev Forum and the bilateral partnership between the United States and Israel to advance regional priorities and build cooperation.
During her trip, she will have the opportunity to visit USAID projects and meet with civil society organizations, local entrepreneurs, women leaders, and youth who are engaging with USAID to build peace and stability across the region. Deputy Administrator Coleman will also hear from USAID staff who have been supporting the U.S. government’s relief efforts following the deadly earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. USAID remains committed to helping the people in Türkiye and Syria recover from this disaster as quickly as possible.