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Aid and International Development Forum to partner with the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation

Patrick Fine, Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations at MCC, will provide keynote remarks at the official opening of AIDF 2012.

 
PRLog - May 16, 2012 - London, UK- The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

AIDF is a leading global event for NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, aid agencies and the UN to meet in order to share best practices, debate key issues in the aid and international development sector, exhibit new technologies, and create new partnerships. The Forum is open to the public and free to attend.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that forms partnerships with countries committed to good governance, economic freedom and investing in their citizens. MCC provides these countries with large-scale grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth.

“MCC is proud to be a part of the Aid and International Development Forum,” said Nasserie Carew, Managing Director for Public Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. “The Forum is an opportunity for MCC to explore new partnerships and engage with a diverse range of audiences and development professionals.”

Patrick Fine, Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations at MCC, will provide keynote remarks at AIDF. In his remarks, Mr Fine will discuss the evolving landscape of international development and the rise of non-traditional donors.

Sula Bruce, AIDF Project Director, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with the Millennium Challenge Corporation again this year and are excited about their input into the conference programme. The 2012 conference agenda highlights the shifting nature of international development and cross-sector collaboration, and MCC is perfectly placed to demonstrate the positive nature of such partnerships.”

AIDF will be held on 6-7 June at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

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About the Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. MCC is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom, and investments in people that promote economic growth and the elimination of extreme poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance. Connect with MCC online at @MCCtweets and http://www.mcc.gov.

About AIDF

Connect with us: @FollowAIDF #AIDF2012 and facebook.com/AIDF2012

AIDF 2012 is a free to attend event for aid and development professionals and will take place on June 6-7 2012 at the WalterE Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Previously International Aid & Trade, AIDF is a world leading forum for humanitarian relief professionals to cement relationships, build partnerships, gain understanding and share experiences.  www.aidforumonline.org

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Roopi Woodall, Marketing Manager
rwoodall@aidforumonline.org

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