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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CEO appointed to prestigious USAID committee

Islamic Relief USA CEO, Abed Ayoub, has been appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Established by President Truman in 1946, ACVFA was created to serve as a link between the U.S. Government and NGOs that are active in international relief, rehabilitation and development.

“I think this is a great opportunity to have the Muslim voice heard and to show the Islamic perspective on issues that affect the world’s needy,” Ayoub said. “We hope to be able to make a contribution to this prestigious committee.”

Ayoub’s two-year term begins on April 1, 2010 and extends until March 31, 2012. Along with other leaders in the international development field, Ayoub will provide advice, analysis and recommendations to the USAID Administrator on the most pressing development issues in the world today.

USAID is a federal government agency that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. President John F. Kennedy created USAID in 1961 to implement development assistance programs throughout the world.
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