FORA.tv Speaker - Anthony Gambino
Anthony Gambino, former Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Gambino was sworn in as USAID Mission Director in December of 2001. Here, Gambino directed a $60 million humanitarian and economic assistance program in DRC, focused on food security; better health care, including child survival; strengthening the role of civil society; increasing natural resource management, and economic growth.
Gambino has over twenty years experience in international development issues. Prior to his appointment as Mission Director, Gambino served as Great Lakes Coordinator for USAID's Africa Bureau, covering countries in Central Africa, including the DRC. He served on the professional staff of the Select Committee on Hunger of the House of Representatives, where he coordinated the Committee's international activities, and worked on southern African issues for the Overseas Development Council in Washington D.C. Gambino also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire, and as public policy director for InterAction, a consortium of private voluntary organizations.
12.18.06 | 01:42:35 min
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