For Immediate Release
September 7, 2022
On September 8-10, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will travel to Indonesia to attend the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting in Belitung and meet with Indonesian leaders, civil society, and USAID partners in Jakarta. At the G20, the Deputy Administrator will reinforce the United States’ commitment to working with key economies in pursuing shared interests, including advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Deputy Administrator will highlight the need to support countries in developing resilience to withstand the effects of climate change and other crises, bolster multilateral institutions to mobilize collective action to tackle global challenges, and increase blended finance for development programs. Deputy Administrator Coleman will also use her participation at the G20 Development Ministerial to bolster international support for Ukraine’s courageous fight to defend its sovereignty and democratic future and to continue to hold the Russian Federation to account for its unprovoked and unjust war of choice.
Following the G20, Deputy Administrator Coleman will visit Jakarta to meet with Indonesian leaders and officials to underscore the United States’ enduring partnership with the government and people of Indonesia and reiterate the United States’ ongoing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure. She will meet with the Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reinforce the United States’ commitment to expanding our engagement with ASEAN, particularly on renewable energy and digital development, and underscore its importance in the region. Deputy Administrator Coleman will also meet with local journalists and human rights activists to discuss how the United States can continue to support press freedom as well as vulnerable and marginalized populations. The Deputy Administrator will reinforce USAID’s support for inclusive development that promotes democracy, green growth, and good governance. She will meet with women leaders in sustainable agriculture to discuss USAID’s contributions to agroforestry and sustainable coffee production. Finally, the Deputy Administrator will meet with private sector representatives from the logistics, travel, agriculture, environment, and transportation sectors to discuss digitalization in Indonesia and how USAID can partner with Indonesia’s private sector to support and catalyze the country’s development.