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Mr. Jeffrey J. Hawkins Jr.

Wrong Jeffrey J. Hawkins Jr.?

Consul General

U.S. Embassy & Nigeria
 
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Brudirect.com  - Local News
www.brudirect.com, 6 Oct 2004 [cached]
Bandar Seri Begawan - The US Embassy in the Sultanate recently welcomed its new Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Jeffrey Jones Hawkins Jr., who previously served in Kabul, Afghanistan as Political and Economic Counselor.
A native of California, Hawkins studied BA in History at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988 and MA in International Relations in 1990 at the University of South California.
During his tenure in Afghanistan, he was fortunate enough to witness some groundbreaking events that lead to Afghanistan's recovery process, following the downfall of the Taleban regime.
In an interview with the Bulletin yesterday, Hawkins, who served at the US Department of Commerce as Presidential Management Intern in 1990, explained the government's reformation activities that are taking place in Kabul, especially the current situation leading up to the presidential election on October 9.
He was in Abidjan as Political Officer/General Services Officer in 1994, in Chennai as Deputy Consular Section Chief in 1996, in Islamabad as Political Officer in 1999, at the Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs as Desk Officer and later Acting Deputy Director in 2002 and 2003 before his tenure in Kabul.
With the upcoming election, several significant developments in the reformation of the Afghan government are evident, particularly the participation of the female population in the election - 40 per cent of over 10 million registered voters - surpassing the expected number of voters.
The improvement in the reconstruction of the Afghan self-governing system and women's involvement with the participation of a female presidential candidate who is running alongside President Karzai has come as a major boost.
This, Hawkins said, is because the Afghans are hungry for a representative government.
"They have been through decades of civil war... it has been disastrous in its history and now they are finally coming back," he said.
He admired the efforts made by the Afghan government towards building a self-governing system, as he had the opportunity to witness how it pieced together a road map, and most importantly, the drafting of its constitution.
Touching on the reconstruction effort, which to date amounted to US$4.5 billion; Hawkins said the pledged aid "has made a huge difference", with the financial assistance used for a series of road building projects, the biggest from Kabul to Kandahar.
He said the money has also been allocated to reconstruction projects in rural areas including building new schools and hospitals with the help of provincial reconstruction teams, which have been brought in to identify the needs of the locals.
On Afghanistan's self-governing system, Hawkins said, "The process brought together influential avenues that were not associated with the Taleban.
It was sort of democratic in an Afghan way because they have a tribal structure... they tend to do things in a consistent way but there were certainly no elections."
He added that when the Taleban took power in the 90s, it was a disastrous situation as the people were hungry for stability to the point they were willing to make big compromises.
Afghans, he continued, were the hungriest for security, followed by economic development.
Jeffrey Hawkins, counseling ...
www.coastweek.com, 9 April 2009 [cached]
Jeffrey Hawkins, counseling minister of the U.S. Embassy to Angola, made the remarks after
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Hawkins said the United States and Angola are currently conducting studies on identifying the sectors in which the cooperation may be materialized.
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handsupforher.org [cached]
3 - Mr Jeffrey Hawkins
Jeffrey Hawkins is the current U.S. Consul General in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to his posting to Nigeria, he had been Director of the Office of Near East and South and Central Asia in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour from September 2010 to 2012. He was an adviser to the Assistant Secretary on human rights policies for the Near East and South Central Asia region.
Mr. Hawkins served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola between September of 2008 and August of 2010. As DCM, Mr. Hawkins was the Ambassador's senior advisor on policy and management and oversaw the operations of the Embassy, including some 50 American diplomats and 135 Angolan staff.
Prior to arriving in Angola, Mr. Hawkins was U.S. Consul in Lille, France, where he was responsible for American relations with northern France. Mr. Hawkins is the recipient of numerous State Department awards, including the Meritorious Honour Award and the Superior Honour Award.
The U.S. assistance was aimed at ...
www.coastweek.com, 2 Dec 2009 [cached]
The U.S. assistance was aimed at supporting HIV/AIDS prevention, training local medical experts and improving hospital laboratories and other facilities, said Jeff Hawkins, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. embassy in Luanda during a brief ceremony marking the world's Aids Day which falls on December 1.
The reception had to be changed ...
www.franchisetimes.com, 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
The reception had to be changed at the last minute from Consul General Jeff Hawkins' home to the Civic Center due to the shutdown. Attendees were taken by boat to the Civic Center to mingle with the invited guests, many of whom were candidates they had met with earlier in the day. The reason for the boat ride wasn't to charm us, but rather because going the short distance by car could result in waiting in traffic for well over an hour. After the reception, we were transported back to the hotel by van, because the traffic rush was over-and because many of the boats we'd encounter after dark didn't have lights. A whole new kind of traffic jam.
A mid-size city in the U.S. produces the same amount of power as the entire country of Nigeria produces for its 170 million-and growing population, Hawkins said. Power outages happen multiple times a day and the Nigerians continue to talk, as if they don't notice. A good sign will be the day, outages are so uncommon, people will stop in surprise when the lights go out, Hawkins said.
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