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December 7, 2018

More than 4,400 young Africans leaders are trained and ready to help shape the future of public management, business and entrepreneurship, and civic leadership in West     Africa. As part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), launched by the United States Government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders, the 12th YALI Cohort  was presented with plaques of completion at a celebration held at the Regional Learning Center at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)  on November 23, 2018.

December 7, 2018

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire-  A new shipment of malaria treatment drugs  will soon be publicly distributed in the West African nation of  Côte d’Ivoire.  On Thursday, November 8th,  the U.S.

Supporters at the Congress Place in Niamey to launch the G5 Sahel Women's Platform
October 18, 2018

n Friday, October 12, 2018, more than 250 supporters gathered at the Congress Place in Niamey to launch the G5 Sahel Women’s Platform . The platform aims to convene key leaders, stakeholders and champions of women organizations committed to working together to yield positive actions in areas involving women, peace, justice and security throughout Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.

Participants at the Fall Armyworm workshop in Benin
February 13, 2018

Over ninety agriculture sector practitioners will meet at the facilities of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Cotonou, Benin, on February 13-15 to train trainers on the management of one of the most destructive crop pests, the Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa, with particular focus on West Africa. Jointly convened by the ECOWAS Commission, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the technical expertise of IITA, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and resource persons from international and national research and development institutions, the training is aimed at building technical capacity in the West Africa region in integrated pest management (IPM)-based FAW management.

A threat to global food security
February 6, 2018

In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, posing a significant threat to food security, income and livelihoods.

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