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Paul Weisenfeld, RTI’s International Development EVP, appointed to USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid

RTI’s top international development executive to advise ACVFA on key development challenges and priorities

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute and leading international development organization, is pleased that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has appointed Paul Weisenfeld, executive vice president for international development, to its Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Weisenfeld and more than 20 additional new members will support the agency’s mission and goals by advising on key development challenges and priorities.

“I’m truly honored to serve on this advisory committee with such a distinguished group of colleagues dedicated to international development,” said Weisenfeld. “I’m looking forward to bringing RTI’s perspective as both an international development organization and global research institute to help advance sustainable, locally led solutions for the most difficult development challenges.”

The external advisory committee was recently re-established with new membership including internationally recognized leaders representing a broad range of sectors. Together they will support USAID’s vision for inclusive and local development, as well as respond to critical development challenges including the global food crisis, climate change, democratic backsliding and corruption. The committee will be chaired by Nisha Biswal, Senior Vice President for International Strategy and Global Initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Weisenfeld leads RTI’s international development practice, which is dedicated to improving the human condition through multi-sectoral, inclusive solutions that lead to sustainable economic growth, climate resilience, improved food security, quality education and healthcare, environmental protection, and greater prosperity. Before joining RTI, he served as a foreign service officer for USAID, achieving the highest rank of career minister in the Senior Foreign Service, and led high-profile initiatives across various international development sectors.

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