Partnerships’ Important Roles To Be Highlighted At World Humanitarian Summit

Huffington Post: Reflecting on Gayle Smith’s Message of Hope
Samuel A. Worthington, CEO of InterAction

“One of the things I enjoy the most as CEO of InterAction is the chance to bring together the NGO community and its partners each year at our annual forum. … This year we had a special honor and treat — a keynote address by recently appointed USAID Administrator Gayle Smith. Her remarks were not only poignant and captivating, but timely. … Gayle spoke of the many growing crises around the world — from war and intractable conflicts, to famines and disease — and the imperative role that partnerships play when working with communities to not only respond, but help people recover and rebuild. U.S. humanitarian NGOs are adapting in a time of unprecedented challenges. On behalf of our members, InterAction will make commitments at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit. We are honored to recognize the heroes among us who strive every day to make the world a more just, safe, and equitable place…” (5/4).