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April 15, 2019

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of the second phase of the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) project in Niger. Through this project, the United States intends to commit more than $540 million (CFA F 315.5 billion) over five years to help the most vulnerable Nigeriens build resilience to climate and other shocks and permanently escape poverty.  United States Ambassador to Niger, Mr. Eric Whitaker; High Commissioner for the Nigeriens Nourishing Nigeriens Initiative, M. Aly Bety; and USAID Mission Director for the Sahel, Ms. Lisa Franchett officially launched the project.

February 12, 2019

Today, the United States and the Government of the Republic of Niger celebrated the launch of the Niger Electoral Process Assistance activity. This activity, financed by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will assist the Government of Niger to promote a peaceful democratic transition through free, transparent, and inclusive elections. U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Mr. Eric Whitaker, and the President of the National Electoral Commission Mr. Issaka Souna officially launched the program.

February 16, 2018

This working paper is meant to provide information on the strategic and technical approach USAID intends to use for RISE II.  USAID retains the right to change its strategic or technical approach at any time without notification.  This paper is a reference document that contains useful information for applicants seeking funding under RISE II, as well as for others who wish to partner with USAID, or better understand USAID’s approach.  It is not a solicitation document.  Organizations interested in obtaining funding from USAID are advised to monitor Grants.gov:

January 9, 2018

The Livelihoods Diversification Analysis (LDA) has two key functions: (1) to inform ongoing and future iterations of resilience programming in Niger, Burkina Faso, and potentially other Sahelian countries, and (2) to contribute more broadly to strategic thinking on holistic programming that addresses the underlying factors of vulnerability to violent extremism in the Sahel.

November 30, 2017

Today, the United States provided $50,000 to assist communities impacted by the flooding in the capital, Niamey. This award, given to World Vision Niger from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), will help 481 households affected by the flooding rebuild their lives by providing relief supplies including blankets, jerry cans and soap, as well as helping to prevent the spread of disease through water, sanitation and hygiene trainings.

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

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