The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

On September 24, Administrator Samantha Power met with Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen. They discussed climate finance and adaptation, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and humanitarian response priorities in Afghanistan and Ethiopia.  In addition, they discussed the shared US and Danish commitment to advancing democracy and governance and safeguarding against digital repression around the world through the upcoming Tech for Democracy Summit in Copenhagen and President Biden’s Democracy Summit. 

The meeting concluded with Administrator Power and Minister Mortensen signing the first-ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between USAID Power Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The MOU aims to increase investment in renewable energy projects, provide access to finance and training for African entrepreneurs, especially women, and support the next generation of innovative energy solutions to combat energy poverty and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.

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