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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

Niamey, Niger – 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. 

“I am pleased to be with you this morning to demonstrate our commitment to helping the people of Niger, especially women who, like you, want to create a better future for their children, their families, and for themselves,” said Ambassador Reddick.  “Attending these literacy trainings will help you and other women like you to contribute to your communities. Women who can read, write, and count will earn more money in their business and will make better decisions in their households; decisions that will be beneficial for their children, husbands, their community, and for themselves.”

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:30pm

In line with the worldwide goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, government officials from ECOWAS member states committed to providing comprehensive health services for key populations in West Africa. They finalized a declaration of their commitment at an April 10, 2015, meeting hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the West Africa Health Organization.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:30am
Accra, Ghana – The U.S. Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National Institutes of Health, announces the release of a special issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) titled “HIV Risks and Vulnerabilities among Key Populations in West and Central Africa—Evidence to Inform HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care.” 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:15am
Dakar, Senegal – Groundswell International and a collaborative effort between Mercy Corps and PlaNet Finance were selected as two of 16 teams to advance in the Global Resilience Challenge by the Global Resilience Partnership, an initiative spearheaded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The selected teams will work to produce transformative proposals for the Sahel to qualify for up to $1 million for implementation and continued innovation.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:45am

Today, the United States Government, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of “YAWWA,” a 3-year, $1.9 Million project that will seek to empower social innovators and entrepreneurs in Niger to develop and act upon innovative and practical solutions to development problems

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:00pm

Niamey August 13, 2014 - The United States Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that its program to fight against neglected tropical diseases has reached a cumulative total of one billion treatments against these diseases worldwide. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:30am

Niamey, Niger: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year regional family planning project to be implemented in five countries: Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, and Togo.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:30am

Abidjan – The third High-Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All is taking place from November 21 to 23, 2013, in Abidjan, organized by the Pan-African Inter-governmental Agency Water and Sanitation for Africa in cooperation with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an official forum sponsor.  The theme of this year’s forum is to promote vibrant and effective cooperation to accelerate access to hygiene, sanitation and water for all in Africa.

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires signs the endorsement document
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 1:30pm

Niamey, July 19, 2013 - The Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Richard K. Bell represented the U.S. Government on Friday in an endorsement ceremony for the Government of Niger's new Programme Sectoriel  de l’Education et de la Formation. The Chargé d'Affaires joined a community of technical and financial partners of the Government of Niger, including heads of diplomatic missions, as well as non-governmental civil society actors working on education in Niger in endorsing the national program. 

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:45am

USAID Niger is pleased to announce that the 2013 Development Grants Program has initiated the Request for Applications, and that Niger is one of the countries for which applications can be submitted.

Last updated: September 19, 2017

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