Elzadia Washington, former mission director for USAID Namibia, to speak at UAPB Nov. 20

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Elzadia Washington-1PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Elzadia Washington, former mission director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be a guest presenter for the fall seminar of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Working Group on Global Higher Education scheduled for Thursday, November 20.

The presentation, hosted by the Office of International Programs and Studies at UAPB, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 233 of the Adair-Greenhouse Human Sciences Hall at UAPB.

Ms. Washington, a UAPB alumna, was born and raised in the Arkansas Delta and has traveled across the world during the course of her 30-year career as a diplomat for USAID. Most recently she served as mission director in Namibia, but has lived and worked in seven other countries – Mali, Belize, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, Uganda and the Philippines.

While in Namibia, Ms. Washington worked to further U.S. government foreign policy goals to expand health, education and democracy in Namibia. As USAID deputy mission director for the Philippines, she administered an assistance program with goals that included economic growth, good governance and natural resources management.

Ms. Washington’s presentation is free and open to the public.

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