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Crown Agents selected as implementing partner on USAID SWIFT 5 contract to assist countries in transition /

Crown Agents is delighted to announce that it has been selected as an implementing partner on the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Support Which Implements Fast Transition 5 (SWIFT 5) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) framework contract to assist countries in transition.

SWIFT 5 is a five-year contract worth up to US$2.5 billion managed by USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), which provides flexible and targeted support to local organisations in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

Under SWIFT 5, implementing partners are selected through a competitive process to provide rapid short-term assistance to countries as they transition out of conflict, political crises, and/or natural disasters.

OTI is part of USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. Since 1994 through innovative and adaptive programming, it has laid the foundation for long-term development in countries emerging from conflict by promoting reconciliation, jumpstarting local economies, supporting nascent independent media, and fostering peace and democracy.[1]

CA has rich expertise in humanitarian response management and stabilisation and a proven track record in supplementing the capacities of national governments, multilateral agencies, and NGOs

Through SWIFT 5 we look forward to collaborating with OTI to achieve its mission to forge positive political change by developing and supporting targeted local initiatives and partnerships and rapidly delivering goods, services, and expertise to respond to urgent developments around the globe.

Crown Agents USA President & CEO Amanda Willett, said:

“This is a very significant announcement for Crown Agents that builds on our global capability and deep expertise in transition work in countries and regions emerging from conflict and advancing toward stability.  Some of the most impactful and meaningful work I have done in my career has been on OTI programs.  We look forward to supporting OTI to deliver catalytic activities that advance critical political and security transitions across the globe.”

Crown Agents Group CEO, Fergus Drake added:

“Crown Agents has long standing expertise in responding at speed to transition contexts and we look forward to working with OTI in some of the world’s more challenging operating environments.”

About Crown Agents
Amanda Willett has over 20 years’ international development experience working on governance, political transition, post-conflict recovery, and humanitarian relief projects. She has worked on OTI programmes for over 10 years, including 5 directing OTI programmes in the field.

Crown Agents is an award-winning international development social enterprise established in 1833. Our work reaches over 15 million people in 50 countries, with expertise in public sector transformation, humanitarian and stabilisation, procurement reform, last mile supply chain, health system strengthening, and training and professional development.

For more information contact: chizom.ekeh@crownagents.com

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[1] https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance/office-1