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USAID Administrator in a cocoa farm with Advisor to the White House
April 18, 2019

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.
March 16, 2018

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.

February 21, 2018

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
February 6, 2018

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.

January 11, 2018

At the end of 2011, Côte d’Ivoire was emerging from a decade of economic and political instability marked by two civil wars. The country faced significant health challenges, particularly in the area of maternal and child health, and was struggling to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. Prolonged conflict led to poor governance and under-funding, both of which weakened the public health sector.

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