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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.

May 20, 2014

This report provides an overview of mhealth activity -- the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes -- in the West Africa region, including the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries and two additional focus countries for USAID’s West Africa Mission.  These are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. 

March 25, 2014

One of the largest constraints to productivity in West African agriculture is the inefficiency of the regional seed system. In response, the USAID/West African Seed Program (WASP) was initiated in 2012 through USAID’s regional partner, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD)

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. 

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.

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