First USAID Mission Director in South Sudan: Kevin Mullally

    Kevin Mullally was sworn in July 7 as the first mission director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in South Sudan, which is set to declare independence July 9.

    Mullally will be stationed in the city of Juba to oversee USAID’s program in the country, which focuses on agricultural development, health, education, governance and conflict prevention. He brings to his new position a wealth of USAID mission experience in Africa, having served as director of the agency’s offices in Senegal and Rwanda for the past six years. He is also a former deputy mission director in Mali.

    Meanwhile, Peter Natiello is set become deputy mission director for South Sudan this month.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.