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Chukewuemka Eze of WANEP and Alex Deprez of USAID at the signing of their new agreement to prevent election violence
February 23, 2015

Accra, Ghana – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) signed an agreement under which USAID will support WANEP’s efforts to prevent election violence in five countries in West Africa through the strengthening of national conflict early warning systems.

At last summer’s U.S - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, President Barack Obama pledged that, “The United States will launch a new effort to bolster the [West Africa] region’s early warning and response network and increase their ability to share information about emerging crises.”  This agreement, part of the broader Early Warning and Response Partnership (EWARP), is the first major stride towards fulfilling that pledge.

November 13, 2014

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) in conjunction with the unveiling of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (CIP). The CIP intends to achieve more than double the current percentage of women in the country using modern contraceptives by 2020.

October 13, 2014

Ce document vise à attirer l’attention des dirigeants et décideurs politiques dans les pays côtiers d’Afrique de l’Ouest et les institutions régionales sur l’importance d’intégrer l’adaptation aux changements climatiques (les réponses au climat réel ou prévu et à ses effets afin de réduire les répercussions négatives ou de tirer profit des opportunités) à la planification du développement côtier.

October 13, 2014

This brief aims to draw the attention of leaders and policy-makers in West African coastal countries and regional institutions to the importance of mainstreaming climate change adaptation (responses to actual or expected climate and its effects to reduce harm or take advantage of opportunities) into coastal development planning. It highlights short- and long-term benefits of mainstreaming and provides recommendations for taking advantage of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process to mainstream adaptation effectively.

Chief of Party A. Ba, Mission Director A. Deprez, KNUST Vice-Chancellor W. Otoo Ellis, Ambassador G. Cretz
October 10, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, the University of Rhode Island, Delaware State University, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,  today launched the Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems (ASSESS) Project.  Through independent evaluations, analysis and the sharing of best practices, ASSESS will promote creativity, innovation and learning by USAID and its development partners, with the ultimate goal of increasing the effectiveness of their programs.

ECOWAS President Ouedraogo, Mission Director Alex Deprez, Ambassador James F. Entwistle
September 18, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) expanded their partnership to promote peace and security, address energy challenges, and support trade activities in the region. With these amended agreements, USAID will provide an additional U.S. $ 23.6 million of support for activities promoting the following ECOWAS priorities: 

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Last updated: February 23, 2015

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