Mission Directory

Malawi

Mission Contact

USAID/Malawi
P.O. Box 30455
Lilongwe
Malawi

USAID Contact

Desiree Savoy
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-4656

Last year, USAID's mission in Malawi completed a five year, $700m Country Development Cooperation Strategy that promotes integrated development with the goal of “Malawians’ quality of life improved” and three objectives: Social Development Improved, Sustainable Livelihoods Increased, Citizen Rights and Responsibilities Exercised. This new strategy furthers USAID’s commitment to development partnership with the government and people of Malawi based on true accountability and collaboration.

Mali

Mission Contact

USAID/Mali
ACI 2000
Rue 243, Porte 297
Bamako
Mali
+223 20 70 23 00
+223 20 22 39 33

USAID Contact

Dana Alzouma
Washington
, DC 
USA
202-712-0432

Mauritania

Mission Contact

USAID/West Africa
P.O.Box 1630
Accra
Ghana
+233-21-741-200
+233-21-741-365

USAID Contact

Kennan Wright
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-4467

Mauritania’s economy rests on deposits of iron ore and rich coastal waters that are under threat from over-fishing by foreigners. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, but Mauritanian life expectancy is significantly higher than the average for sub-Saharan Africa. Although many children do not complete primary school, girls are as likely to achieve this milestone as boys.

Mozambique

Mission Contact

USAID/Mozambique
JAT Complex, Rua 1231
No. 41 Bairro Central C.
Maputo
Mozambique
+258 21 352 000
+258 21 352 100

USAID Contact

Shelley Johnson
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-4662

 

Following a long civil war, Mozambique has made the transition to peace, stability and sustained economic growth, providing an essential link between landlocked neighbors and the global marketplace.

Its ties to South Africa’s industrial heartland underscore the fact that the country’s economic, political and social progress is vital to the interests of the region. However, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, as well as high infant mortality, have resulted in the distressingly low life expectancy of just 42 years. 

Namibia

Mission Contact

USAID/Namibia
Private Bag 12028
Ausspannplatz
Windhoek
Namibia
+264 61 273700
+264 61 227006

USAID Contact

Yvette Moore
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0622

 

Niger

Mission Contact

Sean Osner
USAID Representative
US Embassy
Niamey
Niger
+227-20-72-26-61

USAID Contact

Stephanie Saenger
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-1623

Niger, an emerging democracy landlocked in the increasingly unstable Sahel region, consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index of all countries. Despite increased economic growth catalyzed by an expanding extractive industry sector (including uranium, gold, and petroleum reserves), poor infrastructure, extremely low education levels, and multiple concurrent natural disasters due to the country’s vulnerability to climate change have limited broad- based development.

Nigeria

Mission Contact

USAID/Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja
Abuja
Nigeria
+234 803 900 9300

USAID Contact

Chad Weinberg
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0511

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 173 million. In 2012, the country’s economy grew at a rate of 6.5 percent, largely fueled by oil revenues. It is the sixth largest exporter of oil in the world. However, amidst the indicators of progress, the country is still troubled by myriad socioeconomic problems.

Republic of the Congo

Mission Contact

USAID/East Africa
P.O. Box 629, Village Market
Nairobi
00621
Republic of the Congo
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20862 2680 / 2682

USAID Contact

Bill Hagelman
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0102

The Republic of the Congo is relatively rich in natural resources, including forests, oil and other mineral resources, and it has the deepest port in Africa. A civil war in 1997 led to years of unrest, but stability has now returned. However, the country continues to struggle to restore democratic governance. More than 80 percent of the population is literate, and primary education is widespread among both girls and boys.

Rwanda

Mission Contact

USAID/Rwanda
c/o U.S. Embassy
2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie
Kigali
Rwanda
+250 252 596400
+250 252 596591

USAID Contact

Melissa Kennison
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-4521

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country with a population density that is among the highest in Africa.  It is one of the world’s poorest countries but much has changed since the 1994 genocide that killed over 800,000 people. The country has made remarkable progress in developing national and local government institutions, maintaining security, promoting reconciliation and strengthening the justice system. 

Sahel Regional

Mission Contact

Scott Dobberstein
Deputy Regional Mission Director
USAID Senegal
Dakar
Senegal

USAID Contact

Washington
, DC 
USA

Significant chronic vulnerability in the Sahel has taken hold as a result of a combination of factors, including poverty, marginalization, weak governance, low rainfall, population pressure and high population growth, food price volatility, and climate variability.

In 2011, irregular rainfall combined with civil conflict, high food prices and shocks such as locust infestation rendered more than 18 million people food insecure, according to FAO.

In an effort to move beyond just addressing the symptoms of these factors, the Sahel Joint Planning Cell (JPC) was formed to bring together the expertise of both USAID humanitarian assistance and development assistance actors in finding innovative and collaborative ways to build resilience among vulnerable populations in the Sahel.

Senegal

Mission Contact

USAID/Senegal
c/o U.S. Embassy
B.P. 49 Dakar
Senegal
+221 33 879 4000

USAID Contact

Stephanie Saenger
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-1623

 

Sierra Leone

Mission Contact

USAID/Sierra Leone
c/o U.S. Embassy, Room 2014
South Ridge - Hill Station
Freetown
Sierra Leone
+232 76 515000
+232 76 515355

USAID Contact

Tiana Martin
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0571

Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Sierra Leone has been steadily rebuilding physical, social and health infrastructure. However, the challenges of endemic corruption, high youth unemployment, inadequate services, and widespread poverty are still critical impediments to progress.

Somalia

Mission Contact

USAID/East Africa, Somalia Unit
PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
Nairobi
Kenya
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680

USAID Contact

Ngoc Clark
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0987

Since 1991, Somalia has essentially been a collapsed state. The social costs of war have been enormous, leaving Somalia with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. In 2011 and 2012, the worst drought that East Africa has seen in 60 years led to famine in southern Somalia, uprooting thousands of families and putting millions at severe risk. Food security has improved, largely driven by humanitarian assistance.

USAID is working to increase stability and reduce the appeal of extremism in Somalia through programming that fosters good governance, promotes economic recovery and growth, offers youth skills training, and works to increase social cohesion through improved community with government relationships. Our programs are planned and carried out with local partners in the context of Somali culture and values.

South Africa

Mission Contact

USAID/South Africa
100 Totius Street, Groenkloof
PO Box 43
Pretoria
Gauteng
0027
South Africa
+27 12 452 2000
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Torina Way
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-5963

Almost two decades after the end of apartheid, the South African Government continues to uphold the rights of its citizens and to invest heavily in the wellbeing of its people. South Africa plays a key economic and political role on the continent, but faces many challenges, including unemployment, HIV/AIDS, crime and corruption.

South Sudan

Mission Contact

USAID/South Sudan
c/o U.S. Embassy
Juba
South Sudan

USAID Contact

Karen Juckett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-1921

Fighting that erupted in the capital of Juba in December 2013 plunged the Republic of South Sudan into its most severe crisis since it became independent on July 9, 2011, following decades of civil war. Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and traumatized in atrocities committed in the months following the outbreak of violence and more than 1.7 million have been displaced from their homes – more than 10 percent of the country’s population. This includes more than 450,000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries and nearly 100,000 who have sheltered at United Nations compounds in South Sudan and are afraid or unable to return to their homes. 

USAID has worked in South Sudan for decades, providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance, conflict mitigation assistance, and support for key milestones of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which culminated in South Sudan’s independence.  USAID has helped South Sudan establish foundational institutions and processes of governance, provided essential services for citizens, including education, health, water and sanitation, infrastructure such as roads, bridges and electricity, and economic growth support, particularly for South Sudan’s promising agriculture sector, resulting in significant development gains for this fledgling nation.

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Southern Africa Regional

Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa Regional
100 Totius Street
P.O. Box 43
Pretoria
Gauteng
0027
South Africa
27 12 452 2000
27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Torina Way
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20053
USA
202-712-5963

While Southern Africa has seen significant economic growth achievements, the overall number of people living in poverty has grown over the past two decades. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa have some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Since 1995, we have maintained a regional program in Southern Africa that has evolved over time to address the changing development challenges of the sub-region. Our programs increase trade and strengthen regional economic ties, address the HIV/AIDS crisis, mitigate food insecurity, and support democratic processes.

Sudan

Mission Contact

USAID/Sudan
c/o U.S. Embassy
Khartoum
Sudan
+249 870 2 2000

USAID Contact

Meredith Street
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0191

Sudan was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world until 2011, when South Sudan became an independent country. It sits at the crossroads of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, with fertile lands, abundant livestock and natural resources. Since independence in 1956, Sudan has faced highly complex development challenges, but is key to stability of the region.

Swaziland

Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa
100 Totius Street, P.O. Box 43
Pretoria
South Africa
0027
Swaziland
+27 12 452 2000
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Yvette Moore
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0622

Swaziland is a small country almost completely surrounded by South Africa. Due in large part to its geographic position, the economy is heavily dependent upon trade with South Africa. The country has a relatively high per capita income, but nearly 70 percent of the population lives in poverty. Most high-level economic activity is conducted by non-Africans living in Swaziland. Primary education is widespread among boys and girls.

Tanzania

Mission Contact

USAID/Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
PO Box 9130
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
+255 22 229 4490
+255 22 266 8421

USAID Contact

Crystal Garrett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0371

U.S. assistance supports Tanzania’s national development goal to build public and private capacity to foster a healthier, prosperous and secure nation through accountable, democratic government that responds effectively to the needs of its citizens.

Uganda

Mission Contact

USAID/Uganda
U.S. Mission Compound-South Wing, Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
PO Box 7856
Kampala
Uganda
+256 0414 306 001

USAID Contact

Eileen Simoes
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-5754

USAID’s wide-ranging work supports U.S. policy objectives in peace and security, democracy and governance, health and education, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance. We implement three major U.S. presidential initiatives in Uganda: Feed the Future, the Global Health Initiative and the Global Climate Change Initiative.

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Last updated: December 12, 2014