The Foreign Service Journal, October 2019

74 OCTOBER 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS Please submit your favorite recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to . A group of women colorfully dressed in local attire greet a delegation of U.S. Agency for International Development officers led by the chargé d’affaires near Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire, in 2017. Much song and dance welcome the visiting group as locals enthusiastically treat the Americans with warm hospital- ity. USAID collaborates with the Ivoirians to help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reduce the scourge of malaria, strengthen democracy in the country and improve the local economy. n BY COREY A. HANCOCK n CÔTE D’IVOIRE Corey A. Hancock is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He currently serves as the supervisory program officer at Embassy Mexico City. His previous tours include Islamabad, Abidjan, Almaty and Lima.