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Pictured: USAID staff and FACES for the Future participate in the GHFP-II led flash mentoring session during the inaugural Global Health Youth Summit in Washington, DC. Photo by Maribel Sierra/GHFP-II 2016

Welcome to GHFP-II’s Diversity Blog entitled, "Diversifying the Global Health Workforce:Competencies and Commitments." We want to reflect on USAID’s thought leadership and our partners' work in diversity over the past several years to share our successes, challenges, and lessons learned. We see this as a chance to come together as a community of practice around a subject that is important to us all, how our broad efforts toward building an inclusive and culturally competent workforce improves the future of global health. So sit back and enjoy reading a selection of perspectives and entry points into this sensitive, but necessary work. We encourage you to join the conversation on social media via Twitter @GHFPII and LinkedIn “GHFP-II.” Please share your thoughts on these posts, as well as your own experiences, anecdotes, lessons learned, best practices, and photos. I look forward to following the progress of this blog series and hope to see broad participation across our platforms. Should you have questions or comments to pose privately, feel free to reach us at communications@ghfp.net.

Sincere regards, 
Angelina Gordon,
GHFP-II Director of Communications, Outreach, and Diversity