USAID Administrator Travels to East Africa

USAID Administrator Travels to East Africa

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Administrator Mark Green is taking his first trip as USAID Administrator to East Africa amidst several food and humanitarian crises. He will assess humanitarian efforts and programs that address immediate needs and evaluate how we support affected communities in their ability to mitigate future crises.

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Last updated: October 03, 2018

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
October 3, 2018

The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is a regional mechanism for innovation that enables the private sector to increase trade, attract investment, create jobs and reduce food insecurity. The Hub accomplishes this by promoting two-way trade with the United States (U.S.) under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), providing targeted investment facilitation, supporting adherence to intra-regional and international trade agreements and standards and removing barriers to regional trade in staple foods. A stable, business-friendly Africa provides economic opportunities for U.S. companies and workers and reduces irregular migration and violent extremism.

 Economics of Resilience to Drought
March 14, 2018

I am pleased to join you today to learn about this study which provides evidence about the cost-effectiveness of resilience. Special thanks to our partner, James Oduor and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), for co-hosting this event.  And thank you all for joining us. 

East African Community Headquarters, EAC, USAID, EAST AFRICA
March 9, 2018

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, March 2, 2018: The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held Regional Learning Event and Investors Forum/Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management under the theme: Building Resilience in East Africa: Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

March 2, 2018

Over the course of the last couple of years, USAID has been defining its strategic priorities for its East Africa regional program and formalizing its relationship with the East Africa Community.  The process has been informed by extensive consultations with our regional partners, including the EAC, with a view of aligning our organizational strategic priorities.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
December 6, 2017

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

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