Kate Crawford, the new USAID Mission Director, arrives in Juba
The arrival of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for South Sudan Kate Crawford was announced by the US Embassy in Juba on Friday.
Haven Cruz-Hubbard, the former Mission Director who led USAID activities in South Sudan for the previous two years, stepped down last month.
Ms. Crawford was sworn in on September 8 at the US Embassy in Juba by US Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler.
“Ms. Crawford will lead USAID’s operations as the country’s biggest donor, with a portfolio of assistance that includes humanitarian, health, education and youth, agricultural and food security, peacebuilding, and democracy and good governance programs,” the Embassy said in a statement.
Ms. Crawford, a career USAID Foreign Service Officer, has more than 30 years of expertise in humanitarian and development projects, as well as worldwide US government activities.
Ms. Crawford most recently served as Director of USAID’s Bureau for Worldwide Health’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, where she was responsible for increasing USAID’s global vaccination programs and technical capability.