Indian-American Sonali Korde was sworn in on Monday as assistant to USAID Administrator Samantha Power for the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.
“I look at Sonali, and I think this packed house says the same for a lot of people here, but Sonali is really a gift to all of us. And because over time we get to see so much of her And he has a lot of great qualities that I will focus on,” Power said during the swearing-in ceremony.
He said Corday’s parents, who immigrated from India, gave him an incredible upbringing that gave him a deep appreciation for the world outside their Cranford, New Jersey, home.
“They made frequent trips to India, where Sonali saw a tale of two countries, such incredible dynamism and growing intelligence, culture but also such extreme poverty that persists in many parts of the country – even with success. Despite raising so many hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty – but seeing people out of poverty and out of poverty, I think Sonali has only contributed what her parents instilled in her. That is, a strong sense of justice and a desire to eliminate inequality and unfairness.” Said.
Before being sworn in as Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance – the U.S. government’s lead for international disaster response – Corday served as Deputy Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.
During his time as Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Corday served as Deputy to the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues, charged with leading the country’s diplomacy efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The allegation was made.
Corday previously served as director of global health and development on the staff of the National Security Council. In this role, he supported engagement across all aspects of the U.S. Government’s global health portfolio and broader development, security, and bilateral diplomacy and cooperation goals.
From 2005 to 2013, Corday served as Senior Technical Advisor for the President’s Malaria Initiative in USAID’s Bureau of Global Health.
She was responsible for the management of integrated malaria and public health programs in Africa and Asia in coordination with multilateral and bilateral donor partners, the World Health Organization and other UN organizations, NGOs and government counterparts.
Corday holds an MA in International Relations from Yale University and a BS in Economics from New York University.
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