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January 15, 2015

USAID, together with FHI 360, is hosting the first West Africa Digital Development Forum on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. The rapid proliferation of affordable mobile phones and deepening access to the Internet is transforming the world and reshaping how governments and organizations engage with citizens. This one-day event will celebrate the progress made in several critical areas of innovation in West Africa, and drive the conversation on technology-enabled development in the region.

Through an engaging mix of panel discussions and TED-style lightning talks, the forum will highlight innovative programs, business models, and partnerships from across the region.

The forum is also an exciting opportunity to meet and interact with over 100 people from the digital technology and international development communities, including local technology firms, USAID implementing partners, donors, and others who are using digital technologies to transform development in West Africa.

Space is limited.  Register here to attend.

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.

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.”

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Last updated: January 21, 2015

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