The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the appointment of British A. Robinson as the new Coordinator for Prosper Africa, the U.S. government’s flagship national security initiative focused on bolstering strategic and economic partnerships between the United States and countries throughout Africa.
Prosper Africa aims to create new jobs, diversify global supply chains, and invest in Africa’s infrastructure and digital transformation. With her extensive background in public-private partnerships, corporate social responsibility, public health, education, and government relations, Robinson will lead Prosper Africa and collaborate closely with the White House National Security Council and the 17 participating U.S. federal agencies, including USAID.
Robinson has previously served as the President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and as the founding CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance. Her wealth of experience also includes her tenure as the Deputy Coordinator/Director of Private Sector Engagement for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the Department of State.