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USAID/WA Mission Director, Alex Deprez and ECOWAS President sign agreement
November 16, 2017

On Friday, November 10, 2017, The United States Government and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) reaffirmed their commitment and collaboration to strengthen harmonization and delivery of development programs that aid millions of people throughout West Africa. Alex Deprez, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/West Africa and the President of ECOWAS, Marcel de Souza, recognized the multi-year Development Agreement between the two institutions.

October 4, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa Regional Mission conducted a two day learning workshop on September 27th- 28th in Accra, Ghana regarding land use and land cover (LULC) throughout West Africa. This second LULC regional learning workshop attracted over 125 high level technical experts and officials from seven participating countries – Ghana, the Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Togo and Benin to receive and review data outlined in a picturesque atlas titled, “Landscapes of West Africa - A Window on a Changing World”.

More than 1,100 new jobs, USAID supports Dignity DTRT Limited Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion program
August 17, 2017

GAME-GDA is a cooperative agreement between USAID and Dignity DTRT Limited that will provide training for 1,337 people and create 1,187 new apparel-making jobs. Around 80% of these jobs will be filled by women, many whom lack job skills and come from low-income backgrounds. A number of these women are also out-of-school adolescents. This expanded partnership will also add millions a year in new apparel exports from Ghana to the U.S.; duty and quota free under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

October 24, 2016

This project promotes evidence-based decision making,supports a regional effort to expand use of family planning services, and increases the accessibility of high quality HIV services for most-at-risk populations in order to decrease the burden of disease.

September 23, 2016

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), founded in 1975, represents 15 West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters." ECOWAS undertakes an extensive range of work to coordinate policies, standards and systems across West Africa. USAID’s partnership with ECOWAS aligns with the aims of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future: supporting local countries to develop their own agriculture sectors to generate opportunities for economic growth and trade.

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