WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2018- Today, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation announced the agency will seek to increase its participation in future Women in Science (WiSci) camps. MCC signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of State to explore opportunities for MCC partner countries to host future WiSci camps and to recruit WiSci camp participants from MCC partner countries.
The announcement was made on the heels of the WiSci camp held in Tbilisi, Georgia August 12-24, hosted by MCC in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Girl Up, Intel, Google, and the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia. The camp brought together 100 girls from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the U.S. to build science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM) and leadership skills.
The WiSci camp is part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to empower the next generation of female leaders, especially in the STEAM fields, supporting prosperity and stability across the globe. Promoting gender equality and supporting women’s economic empowerment is fundamental to achieving MCC’s mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. Empowering women leads to stronger economies, increases in household incomes and private sector growth. MCC and the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnerships Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize this agreement.
View a new video from ACEO Bierman on the announcement:Find out more about WiSci camps by visiting MCC’s website: www.MCC.gov
###The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights. Learn more about MCC at www.mcc.gov.