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January 23, 2015

Niamey, Niger, 23 January 2015 - Today, the United States Government, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of “YAWWA,” a 3-year, $1.9 Million project that will seek to empower social innovators and entrepreneurs in Niger to develop and act upon innovative and practical solutions to development problems.

A collaborative effort between USAID and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the YAWAA project – which stands for Youth, Advocacy, Women, Work and Alliances – recognizes the many Nigeriens who are already developing creative ideas and the local entrepreneurs that are already providing beneficial services to their communities. USAID’s funding will seek to promote and scale-up these local, innovative solutions. Equipping local communities to adapt and recover from shocks and stresses builds resilience and is a key component of USAID’s resilience agenda.

February 25, 2014

A downloadable, printable Working in Crises and Conflict fact sheet.

February 25, 2014

A downloadable, printable version of the USAID Niger Country Profile.

January 22, 2014

Over the last two years, the United States’ Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has worked to develop a new regional family planning strategy for our cooperation in West Africa.  This process involved extensive consultations whereby we learned from government partners, development experts, and community organizations about West Africans’ goals for family planning as well as the challenges they face in bringing about this change.

USAID also took into account experiences from its past projects.  We analyzed the latest data on family planning and demographics in the region as well as the many inputs it received.  In the end, the final strategy is grounded in three pillars of support: 1) provision of family planning services; 2) improving commodity security to prevent stock-outs; and 3) improving the use evidence for family planning policies to expand the reach of services.

January 21, 2014

Niamey, Niger: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year regional family planning project to be implemented in five countries: Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, and Togo.

November 21, 2013

Abidjan – The third High-Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All is taking place from November 21 to 23, 2013, in Abidjan, organized by the Pan-African Inter-governmental Agency Water and Sanitation for Africa in cooperation with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an official forum sponsor.  The theme of this year’s forum is to promote vibrant and effective cooperation to accelerate access to hygiene, sanitation and water for all in Africa.


Last updated: January 23, 2015

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