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April 2, 2014

Based in Nairobi, USAID/East Africa (USAID/EA) provides assistance across borders, supporting innovative regional programs.

  • The Mission works to improve regional cooperation, conflict resolution, food security, trade, environment and mitigation. A key element of the Mission’s programs is building the capacity of African regional organizations.
  • When needed, USAID/EA supports humanitarian assistance, including delivery of emergency food aid.
  • The Mission manages programs in the “limited/non presence countries” (L/NPCs) of Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti and Somalia.
  • USAID/EA supports six Presidential Initiatives: PEPFAR, Malaria, Feed the Future (FTF), Energy and Trade, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and Global Climate Change (GCC), as well as three Agency initiatives: Resilience, Basic Education and Biodiversity.
September 26, 2013

The Program  

The REGI program focuses on two Presidential Initiatives–Feed the Future (FTF) and Global Climate Change (GCC)–and incorporates complementary work implementing the African Competitiveness and Trade Expansion (ACTE) Initiative in intra-regional and export trade, investment, and regional integration. Regional Water and biodiversity conservation programming complete the REGI portfolio.

September 26, 2013

OVERVIEW

September 26, 2013

 

Overview

September 26, 2013

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional economic community of five member states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda Tanzania and Uganda - wi th a combined population of more than 133.1 million and a 2010 GDP of $45.5 billion. USAID helps EAC to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investment.

September 26, 2013

Overview

After 13 years of ethnic warfare that resulted in 300,000 deaths, the 2006 ceasefire started a recovery process for Burundi.  Today, USAID actively collaborates with the Government of Burundi (GOB), international donors, and implementing partners to upgrade health and social services, advance democracy, improve food security, and rebuild the country’s economy.

 

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Last updated: April 03, 2014

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