2020 USAID Workshop on Communicating Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
From May 27-30, USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) organized and delivered a virtual three session workshop titled "USAID Workshop on Communicating Democracy, Human Rights and Governance" that included over 60 communications partners and USAID regional and technical communicators. The purpose was to promote the Agency's Democracy Communications Campaign, among other DRG related topics. The Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs' (LPA) Assistant Administrator Richard Parker and Deputy Assistant Administrator Jennifer Hazelton, and DRG Center Director Tim Meisburger all provided remarks, including on DRG and COVID-19 messaging. Other speakers included USAID Global Development Lab’s Michelle Parker who spoke on the Agency’s first Digital Strategy, LPA’s Senior Advisor for Brand Management Jane Silcock who presented on the update to the ADS Chapter 320, and Tim Weninger, associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, who delivered a presentation titled “Fact, Fiction, and the Newsfeed.” Additionally, three partners from NDI, IRI, and MSI spoke on how their organizations are supporting democratic institutions in partner countries to respond to COVID-19.