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Katherine J. Almquist


Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Created: 16th Jul 2008
Modified: 16th Jul 2008
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She was nominated to Assistant Administrator of the Africa Bureau of USAID after spending the previous year (2005) in Sudan-related work as Representative to the Assessment and Evaluation Commission. During this time, she represented the views and interests of the U.S. government to the international commission which was mandated to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan.

Other work with USAID includes Sudan Missions Director. In 2006, Almquist reopened USAID's involvement in the region after 14 years of absence; it is now the largest aid program on the continent.

She was the Special Assistant and Senior Policy Advisor to the USAID Administrator from 2001-2004.

Until 2006, she was Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID's Bureau for Africa. Her responsibilities included overseeing the offices of East African Affairs, Sudan Programs, Development Planning and programs in 12 other countries.

Prior to her work with USAID, Almquist spent the 1990s with World Vision, a development and relief agency working out of Washington, DC in the U.S. and Geneva, Switzerland.

Source: http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/bios/bio_kalmquist.html
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Katherine J. Almquist
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Gender: female
Place of Origin: United States
Almquist attended the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where she earned a Master of Arts degree in international relations (with concentrations in African studies, Conflict Management, and International Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts  in International Relations.

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