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December 16, 2020

Inhofe, Coons Celebrate 40 Years of the U.S. African Development Foundation

Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a resolution to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent U.S. government agency that supports community development in sub-Saharan Africa. 

“I am proud to introduce a resolution today with Senator Coons honoring the United States African Development Foundation’s 40th anniversary,” Inhofe said. “USADF has for years given local entrepreneurs resources and opportunities to develop, grow and scale their businesses—improving their lives. Africa holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to continuing to support the USADF and the U.S.-Africa relationship for years to come.” 

“The USADF and the people that support their work are dedicated, results-oriented champions of the U.S.-Africa relationship. As the only U.S. government agency focusing 100% on the continent – and largely with Indigenous peoples – USADF’s style of community development has contributed to four decades of improved relations and better livelihoods for people across Africa,” said Coons. “Today, we celebrate 40 years of progress and look toward USADF’s continued role in a more peaceful and prosperous continent.” 

Founded on December 16, 1980, the USADF has invested in a pan-African network of local implementing partners to promote entrepreneurship, food security, and economic development in underserved and hard to reach communities. USADF is consistently ranked as one of the most efficient providers of U.S. foreign assistance by the Center for Global Development. 

The full text of the resolution is available here.

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