Mission Directory

Malawi

Mission Contact

USAID/Malawi
P.O. Box 30455
Lilongwe
Malawi

USAID Contact

Desiree Savoy
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-4656

Last year, USAID's mission in Malawi completed a five year, $700m Country Development Cooperation Strategy that promotes integrated development with the goal of “Malawians’ quality of life improved” and three objectives: Social Development Improved, Sustainable Livelihoods Increased, Citizen Rights and Responsibilities Exercised. This new strategy furthers USAID’s commitment to development partnership with the government and people of Malawi based on true accountability and collaboration.

Mali

Mission Contact

USAID/Mali
ACI 2000
Rue 243, Porte 297
Bamako
Mali
+223 20 70 23 00
+223 20 22 39 33

USAID Contact

Dana Alzouma
Washington
, DC 
USA
202-712-0432

Mauritania

Mission Contact

Lisa Washington-Sow
USAID Representative
Nouakchott
Mauritania
+222 4525 2660 x4441

USAID Contact

Tiana Hill
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
+1 202 712 0571

Due to meager educational infrastructure, only 40 percent of Mauritanian youth complete primary school and 60,000 students drop out of school each year. As Mauritania imports about 65 percent of its food, rising world food prices threaten economic and food security – particularly for the 42 percent of the population which lives below the poverty line. Furthermore, longstanding ethnic tensions and the presence of extremist groups pose ongoing security challenges, threatening the stability established since the 2009 democratic elections (following a 2008 military coup).

Mozambique

Mission Contact

USAID/Mozambique
JAT Complex, Rua 1231
No. 41 Bairro Central C.
Maputo
Mozambique
+258 21 352 000
+258 21 352 100

USAID Contact

John Hytten
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-1066

Following a long civil war, Mozambique has made the transition to peace, stability and sustained economic growth, providing an essential link between landlocked neighbors and the global marketplace.

Its ties to South Africa’s industrial heartland underscore the fact that the country’s economic, political and social progress is vital to the interests of the region. However, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, as well as high infant mortality, have resulted in the distressingly low life expectancy of just 50 years. 

Namibia

Mission Contact

USAID/Namibia
Private Bag 12028
Ausspannplatz
Windhoek
Namibia
+264 61 273700
+264 61 227006

USAID Contact

Yvette Moore
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0622

 

Niger

Mission Contact

Alfreda Brewer
USAID Representative
US Embassy
Niamey
Niger
+22720 72 26

USAID Contact

Dana Alzouma
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
+1 202 712 0432

Nigeria

Mission Contact

USAID/Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja
Abuja
Nigeria
+234 803 900 9300

USAID Contact

Chad Weinberg
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0511
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. In 2013, the country’s economy grew at a rate of 5.4 percent, largely fueled by oil revenues. It is the fifth largest exporter of oil in the world. However, amidst the indicators of progress, Nigeria is still troubled by myriad socioeconomic problems. The greatest constraints to development are deeply entrenched poverty and unemployment. These conditions breed disaffection in youth, provide an entry point for Islamic extremism, entice corruption, and promote ineffective governance. 
 

Republic of the Congo

Mission Contact

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo
198 Isiro Avenue
Kinshasa / Gombe
Republic of the Congo
+254 20 862 2000
+243 81 700 5701

USAID Contact

CWT Hagelman III
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0102

The Republic of the Congo is relatively rich in natural resources, including forests, oil and other mineral resources, and it has the deepest port in Africa. A civil war in 1997 led to years of unrest, but stability has now returned. However, the country continues to struggle to restore democratic governance. More than 80 percent of the population is literate, and primary education is widespread among both girls and boys.

Rwanda

Mission Contact

USAID/Rwanda
c/o U.S. Embassy
2657 Avenue de la Gendarmerie
Kigali
Rwanda
+250 252 596400
+250 252 596591

USAID Contact

Rebecca Obrock
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-4694

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country with the highest population density in Africa and remains one of the world’s poorest countries. However, much has changed in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide. Today, the Government of Rwanda (GOR) is committed to making Rwanda a middle-income country by 2020, a plan enshrined in its Vision 2020 plan. Data across sectors suggest Rwanda is actively moving toward their goal. For example, between 2006 and 2011, poverty in Rwanda dropped markedly – from 56.7 percent to 44.9 percent– and GDP per capita almost doubled to $540 over the same period. The poverty rate in Rwanda in 2014 was calculated at 39%.This progress has been credited in large part to strong agriculture sector growth. Rwanda’s 2015 Demographic and Health Survey has reported similar positive trends: between 1990 and 2015, Rwanda has reduced the under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds and achieved an extraordinary 85% decline in maternal mortality. The survey also reports that 93 percent of children aged 12-23 months are fully vaccinated against major childhood diseases.
 
Rwanda’s progress is remarkable and USAID is working closely with the Rwandan government, civil society, private sector and communities to build on this progress and address remaining challenges in health, economic growth, education and democracy and governance.

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Sahel Regional

Mission Contact

Scott Dobberstein
Deputy Regional Mission Director
USAID Senegal
Dakar
Senegal

USAID Contact

Marjorie Copson
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-1504
West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from Senegal to Chad with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity and recurrent drought that drive the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year. 
 

Senegal

Mission Contact

USAID/Senegal
c/o U.S. Embassy
B.P. 49 Dakar
Senegal
+221 33 879 4000

USAID Contact

Marjorie Copson
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-1504
 
In the past decade, Senegal has progressed significantly both economically and politically as a moderate, democratic, predominantly Muslim country in fragile West Africa. However, poor infrastructure, longstanding underinvestment, and an inhibiting policy environment continue to challenge growth. 
 
With the Government of Senegal, USAID improves lives by creating jobs, improving access to education and health care, strengthening democratic institutions, and developing the agriculture sector to increase production and incomes. 

Sierra Leone

Mission Contact

USAID/Sierra Leone
c/o U.S. Embassy, Room 2014
South Ridge - Hill Station
Freetown
Sierra Leone
+232 76 515000
+232 76 515355

USAID Contact

Richard Driscroll
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-5880

With a population of approximately 6 million, Sierra Leone is a low-income country and one of the least developed in the world. The country’s GDP per capita is only $254, leaving 73% of Sierra Leone’s rural population in poverty. Women and girls feel the impact of this poverty disproportionately, with customary laws and widely held cultural and social beliefs acting as significant ongoing barriers to women’s full integration into the decision-making sphere at the household, community and national levels.

Somalia

Mission Contact

USAID/East Africa, Somalia Unit
PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
Nairobi
Kenya
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680

USAID Contact

USAID/East Africa Somalia Unit
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523

Since 1991, Somalia has essentially been a collapsed state. The social costs of war have been enormous, leaving Somalia with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. In 2011 and 2012, the worst drought that East Africa has seen in 60 years led to famine in southern Somalia, uprooting thousands of families and putting millions at severe risk. Food security has improved, largely driven by humanitarian assistance.

USAID is working to increase stability and reduce the appeal of extremism in Somalia through programming that fosters good governance, promotes economic recovery and growth, offers youth skills training, and works to increase social cohesion through improved community with government relationships. Our programs are planned and carried out with local partners in the context of Somali culture and values.

South Africa

Mission Contact

USAID/South Africa
100 Totius Street, Groenkloof
PO Box 43
Pretoria
Gauteng
0027
South Africa
+27 12 452 2000
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Torina Way
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-5963

Almost two decades after the end of apartheid, the South African Government continues to uphold the rights of its citizens and to invest heavily in the wellbeing of its people. South Africa plays a key economic and political role on the continent, but faces many challenges, including unemployment, HIV/AIDS, crime and corruption.

South Sudan

Mission Contact

USAID/South Sudan
c/o U.S. Embassy
Juba
South Sudan

USAID Contact

Karen Juckett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-1921

Fighting that erupted in the capital of Juba in December 2013 plunged the Republic of South Sudan into its most severe crisis since it became independent in 2011, following decades of civil war. Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and traumatized and more than 2.7 million have been displaced from their homes, including more than 1 million who are refugees in neighboring countries and approximately 200,000 who are sheltering at United Nations compounds in South Sudan.

Southern Africa Regional

Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa Regional
100 Totius Street
P.O. Box 43
Pretoria
Gauteng
0027
South Africa
27 12 452 2000
27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Torina Way
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20053
USA
202-712-5963

While Southern Africa has seen significant economic growth, the number of people living in poverty has grown over the last two decades. This region has some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Since 1995, USAID has maintained a program in Southern Africa that addresses the changing development challenges of the sub-region. Our programs increase trade and strengthens regional economic ties, address the HIV/AIDS crisis, mitigate food insecurity and support democratic processes.

Sudan

Mission Contact

USAID/Sudan
c/o U.S. Embassy
Khartoum
Sudan
+249 870 2 2000

USAID Contact

Rick Montpelier
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0625

Sudan was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world until 2011, when South Sudan became an independent country. It sits at the crossroads of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, with fertile lands, abundant livestock and natural resources. Since independence in 1956, Sudan has faced highly complex development challenges, but is key to stability of the region.

USAID Provides Additional Emergency Food Assistance to Millions of Sudanese People

Swaziland

Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa
100 Totius Street, P.O. Box 43
Pretoria
South Africa
0027
Swaziland
+27 12 452 2000
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Yvette Moore
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
USA
202-712-0622

Swaziland is a small country almost completely surrounded by South Africa. Due in large part to its geographic position, the economy is heavily dependent upon trade with South Africa. The country has a relatively high per capita income, but nearly 70 percent of the population lives in poverty. Most high-level economic activity is conducted by non-Africans living in Swaziland. Primary education is widespread among boys and girls.

Tanzania

Mission Contact

USAID/Tanzania
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
PO Box 9130
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
+255 22 229 4490
+255 22 266 8421

USAID Contact

Crystal Garrett
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-0371

Tanzania's political stability, sound economic management and considerable resources all contribute to the country’s great potential for sustained growth. Driven by tourism, mining, trade and communications, the private sector has grown considerably, with economic growth averaging seven percent since 2000. 

U.S. assistance supports Tanzania’s national development goal to build public and private capacity to foster a healthier, prosperous and secure nation through accountable, democratic government that responds effectively to the needs of its citizens.

Uganda

Mission Contact

USAID/Uganda
U.S. Mission Compound-South Wing, Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
PO Box 7856
Kampala
Uganda
+256 0414 306 001

USAID Contact

Robert O'Neill
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
Postal Code 
20523
202-712-5404

USAID’s wide-ranging work supports U.S. policy objectives in peace and security, democracy and governance, health and education, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance. We implement three major U.S. presidential initiatives in Uganda: Feed the Future, the Global Health Initiative and the Global Climate Change Initiative.

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Last updated: September 25, 2016