Notice of Meeting, 56981 [E7-19687]

Download as PDF 56981 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 193 Friday, October 5, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Location: National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045. Please note that this is the anticipated agenda and is subject to change. ACVFA Working Groups: The ACVFA has created working groups corresponding to two objectives of the U.S. foreign assistance framework: humanitarian assistance and investing in people. The two working groups will present draft papers with recommendations and lessons learned. Following this, respondents from the foreign assistance community will provide feedback. In addition, the general public will be given the opportunity to provide comments and pose questions. The working groups’ final recommendations will be made available on the ACVFA Web site in early December: http://www.usaid.gov/ about_usaid/acvfa. Keynote: USAID Acting Administrator and Acting Director of United States Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore has been invited to address the ACVFA on Transformational Diplomacy and the Foreign Assistance reforms. HELP Commission: Gayle Smith and William Lane, two members of the Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People Around the Globe (HELP) Commission, a bi-partisan Commission tasked by Congress to review U.S. foreign assistance programs and make actionable recommendations on reform to the President, Secretary of State and Congress, have been invited to address the ACVFA on the Commission’s forthcoming recommendations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 Mission Directors: USAID Mission Directors from Latin America, Africa, and Asia have been invited to speak about the implementation of the foreign assistance reforms as seen on the ground. The meeting is free and open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the meeting can register online at http:// www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/acvfa or with Hannah Kim of the Hill Group at hkim@thehillgroup.com or 301-897– 2789 ext. 124, or with Jocelyn Rowe at jrowe@usaid.gov or 202–712–4002. Dated: September 28, 2007. Jocelyn M. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / 
Notices

[[Page 56981]]



AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid 
(ACVFA).
    Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
    Location: National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20045.
    Please note that this is the anticipated agenda and is subject to 
change.
    ACVFA Working Groups: The ACVFA has created working groups 
corresponding to two objectives of the U.S. foreign assistance 
framework: humanitarian assistance and investing in people. The two 
working groups will present draft papers with recommendations and 
lessons learned.
    Following this, respondents from the foreign assistance community 
will provide feedback. In addition, the general public will be given 
the opportunity to provide comments and pose questions. The working 
groups' final recommendations will be made available on the ACVFA Web 
site in early December: http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/acvfa.
    Keynote: USAID Acting Administrator and Acting Director of United 
States Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore has been invited to address 
the ACVFA on Transformational Diplomacy and the Foreign Assistance 
reforms.
    HELP Commission: Gayle Smith and William Lane, two members of the 
Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People Around the Globe (HELP) 
Commission, a bi-partisan Commission tasked by Congress to review U.S. 
foreign assistance programs and make actionable recommendations on 
reform to the President, Secretary of State and Congress, have been 
invited to address the ACVFA on the Commission's forthcoming 
recommendations.
    Mission Directors: USAID Mission Directors from Latin America, 
Africa, and Asia have been invited to speak about the implementation of 
the foreign assistance reforms as seen on the ground.
    The meeting is free and open to the public. Persons wishing to 
attend the meeting can register online at http://www.usaid.gov/about_
usaid/acvfa or with Hannah Kim of the Hill Group at 
hkim@thehillgroup.com or 301-897-2789 ext. 124, or with Jocelyn Rowe at 
jrowe@usaid.gov or 202-712-4002.

    Dated: September 28, 2007.
Jocelyn M. Rowe,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid 
(ACVFA), U.S. Agency for International Development.
[FR Doc. E7-19687 Filed 10-4-07; 8:45 am]
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