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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 7:45am

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 11, 2021 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has teamed up with Mastercard Foundation and Schneider Electric to launch a $1.4 million public-private partnership, including $500,000 in USAID funding, to boost employment opportunities in the energy sector for 750 young women in Côte d’Ivoire. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will implement the project, Projet de Renforcement des Opportunités pour les Jeunes (PRO-Jeunes) Vocational Training for Women in Energy, which represents a significant expansion of existing IRC programming to generate youth employment. The project is funded under the U.S. government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative.

Dr. Nancy Lowenthal, USAID Côte d'Ivoire  Country Representative,  M. Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mrs. Stephanie Seydoux,Global Health Ambassador,  Mr. Gilles Huberson, French Ambassador in Cote d'Ivoire  stands on a picture with Ivoirian Vice-President and Minister of Health at the Health Financing summit
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am

On the sidelines of the high-level panel at the National Dialogue on Health Systems Funding, the Country Representative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Nancy Lowenthal met with several donors, and the Vice-President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire on Thursday April 18, 2019 .

USAID Administrator in a cocoa farm with Advisor to the White House
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:45pm

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met women entrepreneurs at a cocoa farm in Adzope, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, and overcoming economic challenges that women face. The delegation announced a renewed public-private partnership through USAID's W-GDP fund and the World Cocoa Foundation for $2 million, which will catalyze private sector investment in women workers of the cocoa industry.

Members of the One Health Workforce stands for a family picture.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:45am

On March 6, 2018, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the One Health Workforce in Côte d’Ivoire during a stakeholder meeting.  Implemented by Institute Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire (IPCI), the University of Minnesota and Tufts University the One Health workforce mechanism gathers Students and professors from private and public universities of the country and members from key ministers and international organizations.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the signing of a new partnership with Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Côte d'Ivoire.  The Capacity Building Program for SMEs is an innovative project that will create nearly 2,500 jobs, including 1,500 in rural areas.  This public-private partnership aims to transform the entrepreneurial landscape and to inspire a generation of youth and women business leaders.

A threat to global food security
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:45am

In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, posing a significant threat to food security, income and livelihoods.

Map of Sub Saharan Africa with the new and exisiting PMI countries
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:15am

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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