Fact Sheets

USAID/West Africa’s Peace and Governance programs aims to strengthen systems of non-violent conflict management in West Africa at local, national and regional levels by focusing on countering violent extremism (CVE) and promoting conflict early warning and response.

In recent years, the violent-extremist landscape in West Africa has grown increasingly fractured and complex. As new groups enter the fray and existing movements evolve, the need for affected West African countries—and other West African countries vulnerable to future exposure to Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs)—to develop a robust capacity to counter violent extremism (CVE) is now an urgent priority. As such, CVE and mitigating violent conflict are critical to USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the objectives of security and prosperity in developing countries<

The Ebola virus outbreak demonstrated the vital need for communication between health workers and the central Ministry of Health (MoH) so that both parties can make smarter more informed decisions. Accurate and timely reporting is important under normal circumstances, but it is particularly essential during emergency situations such as a mass disease outbreak. When the Ebola outbreak emerged, health officials did not have the information they needed to make timely decisions.

USAID is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health’s Central Medical Stores (CMS) to strengthen the management of Liberia’s Health Commocity Logistics Management System. This support is provided by three implementing partners: Global Health Supply Chain-Procurment and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), and Project Last Mile (PLM).

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) works to prevent and combat newly emerging and re-emerging diseases of animal origin that have pandemic potential among humans. It is a growing global partnership focused on building countries’ capacities to contribute to a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, including from zoonotic diseases.

The USAID Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children (AQE) activity seeks to increase access to quality education services for out-of-school children and adolescents. The activity will also support communities to improve education for out-of-school learners by offering accelerated learning programs that condense six years of the primary education cycle into three years. To institutionalize nationwide Accelerated Learning Programs, AQE will leverage partnerships and align with other donors to support the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The Read Liberia activity will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education to improved early grade reading skills. The activity aims to increase the Liberian Government’s commitment to evidence-based reading instruction, improve early grade reading classroom instruction, service delivery, and parent, community and private support.

The Learning Links Activity aims to improve literacy and numeracy skills of girls in Bong County who have left school due to pregnancy and provide quality, accessible and reliable education resources for out-of-school girls, while at the same time deploying an innovative and potentially game-changing education model that combines proven education approaches in a new way.

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Last updated: February 21, 2019

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