Washington, D.C.—Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana J. Hyde will travel to Indonesia next week to meet with top American and Indonesian officials and to attend the signing of a sustainable cocoa production partnership agreement.
Hyde will travel to Indonesia from March 28 to April 3. Her itinerary includes:
- Signing of a sustainable cocoa grant agreement;
- Conversations with local producers and U.S. businesses in Indonesia to hear firsthand about the challenges and opportunities in cocoa farming, including new MCC-funded training and sustainability practices;
- Meetings with senior Government of Indonesia officials to discuss the status of MCC’s compact; and
- Attendance at an event celebrating the second anniversary of the entry into force of the compact.
During the trip, Hyde will meet with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil, senior American and Indonesian officials, and representatives from civil society, the development community and the private sector.
The five-year, $600 million Indonesia Compact was signed in 2011 and is expected to increase household income through investments in nutrition, procurement modernization and natural resource management.
To schedule an interview regarding Hyde’s trip to Indonesia, contact MCC Public Affairs at 202-521-3880 or Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia at +62-21-3983-1971.