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March 24, 2014

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – More than 400 individuals representing every aspect of the shea industry are gathered in Abidjan for Shea 2014: The Industry Unites, the annual conference of the Global Shea Alliance. From March 24 to 26, 2014, experts will present the latest information on industry trends, production techniques and the international market for shea, as well as practical information about the shea business. 

“The U.S. is committed to supporting sustainable, broad-based economic growth in West Africa, and we are very proud of our support to the Global Shea Alliance USAID,” said U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Côte d’Ivoire, Cheryl Sim at the conference opening.  “Shea is a critical industry that touches the lives of millions in rural communities here in Côte d’Ivoire and across Africa. The Global Shea Alliance is demonstrating that an important first step to alleviating poverty is getting all those with vested interests together to address the challenges of rural communities.”

February 26, 2014

Lagos, Nigeria The Borderless 2014 Conference, from February 26 -28, 2014, in Lagos, brings together trade and investment professionals to focus on eliminating barriers to trade in West Africa. The conference was organized by the Borderless Alliance, in conjunction with the Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM), with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Women gathering water from a well improved by the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program
February 24, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting a study tour to the United States for 12 staff members of the Burkina Faso Ministry of Water Resources from February 22 to March 6, 2014.

February 10, 2014

“Through this workshop, USAID will help policy makers and planners learn how to take climate risks and adaptation options into account when managing development programs, particularly those relating to water resources management,” said Bradley Wallach, USAID West Africa Acting Mission Director.  “We are bringing together representatives of public services, private companies, academic and research institutions as well as organizations that work in the areas of environment and climate change, water management, and the design and construction of water and sanitation infrastructure.”

January 27, 2014

January 23, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: 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: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, and Togo.

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