USAID launched the RISE initiative in February 2014 to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable households in targeted agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture zones in Niger and Burkina Faso (see Figure 1 for Map of the RISE Zone). RISE represents the totality of USAID’s humanitarian and development efforts to increase resilience by increasing economic well-being, strengthening governance and improving health and nutrition status.
Today, the United States Embassy in Niamey celebrated World Literacy Day, visiting a functional literacy and numeracy training center in Kobadje, Tillaberi region. The U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Eunice Reddick, spoke to some of the 30 participants in the literacy program there.
Last updated: September 16, 2016