Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Bureau for Asia agency for International Development(USAID), Änjali Kaur is on a visit to India to advance the U.S.-India development partnership.
Kaur will deliver a keynote address at an event in New Delhi on March 15, 2023 commemorating Women’s History Month and elevate women leaders and youth change-makers that are addressing gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, and reducing barriers to equitable access to health services in their communities, according to a news release.
Women's History Month is an annual designated March month, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8 to recognize the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History day" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States. It is celebrated in many countries and every year few more countries recognize Women's History Month to acknowledge women’s achievements.
Fulbright Scholar Kaur is an international development professional with comprehensive experience at the field, country, and global levels with evidence-based, integrated global health programs, according to her profile on the USAID website
Prior to the current assignment, the Johns Hopkins University alumnus, Kaur was a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In the past, she was also with UNICEF’s Polio Program, where she worked at the country and HQ levels, as well as the World Bank and UNFPA, her profile added.
During her stay in India, she will meet with government officials, and development partners, and visit USAID-supported sites, the release added.