Agnieszka Rawa is Managing Director for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR.
In this role, she leads MCC’s strategic $21.8 million partnership with the State Department's Office of Global Aids Coordinator (S/GAC) to conceptualize and implement investments that would strengthen country-led open data systems in up to three eligible countries in Africa.
Ms. Rawa joined MCC in 2009. Before her current position, she was Managing Director for Africa in the Department of Compact Operations. In this role she oversaw the development of investments worth more than $2 billion in Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Tanzania and Sierra Leone involving infrastructure and complementary policy and institutional reform in the power, water and sanitation, health, education, agricultural irrigation, and transportation sectors. She also was MCC’s Managing Director for Compact Development and Implementation for West Africa, and previously she was Director of Environmental and Social Assessment on the Morocco Fruit Tree Project, the Lesotho Compact and the El Salvador Compact.
Before joining MCC, Ms. Rawa had 16 years of predominantly private sector-led international development experience in a variety of roles including that of partner in a global consulting firm where she worked in socio-environmentally sensitive regions in South America, the Middle East and North Africa and the Southern Africa Region. She has led the environmental, social, health and safety components of projects; managed teams involved in siting, planning and implementation of complex infrastructure projects in energy, mining, transportation and telecommunications; conducted strategic engagement with local communities, international donors, regulatory authorities and not-for-profits; and conceptualized sustainable development strategies.
Ms. Rawa is a graduate of Stanford University and a recipient of the Donella Meadows Sustainability Fellowship. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Polish. Ms. Rawa’s passion for development began in Morocco, where she spent 15 years of her childhood.