Partnerships Vital To Continued Progress Toward Eradicating Hunger, Global Poverty
Huffington Post: Thankful for Partners, Thankful for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger
Samuel A. Worthington , CEO of InterAction
“… By joining forces [in 2016], leaders on Capitol Hill, U.S. non-profits (NGOs), universities, businesses, and the Obama administration were able to improve U.S. foreign assistance programs. The enactment of … laws [such as the Electrify Africa Act, the Foreign Assistance Transparency and Accountability Act, and the Global Food Security Act] through a bipartisan consensus is a clear reminder of how far we can go when we work together to fight global poverty. … By recognizing our shared interests and working together, the U.S. government, NGOs, and the private sector can continue to ensure that families everywhere have the ability to feed their children. This progress will only continue if we remain committed to effective programs focused on those living in the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities. I do not know what a Trump administration will bring but the lesson I have learned this year is that we must continue to collaborate and coordinate, not just to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, but to build more healthy, prosperous, and peaceful societies everywhere. Let us not reverse decades of progress” (11/23).