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Last updated: June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,
Natural resources are vital to our existence, and these resources need to be managed and conserved to serve their purpose. Failure to do so leads to catastrophic effects on wildlife and other resources, and other social and environmental effects. In this latest edition, we highlight our partnerships to preserve wildlife, empower women in West Africa, support the power and energy sector, promote food security, and improve the livelihoods of farmers. You can view this month’s edition on our website as well as stay abreast with other previous editions.
Enjoy, and continue to stay safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Rockfeler P. Herisse, Ph.D. Acting Director
USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO)

May 31, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Preserving biodiversity is vital in mitigating the impact of climate change, and beekeeping has been identified as an appropriate livelihood-focused intervention that protects the forest. It also provides honey, which is good for our health!  In this latest edition we  highlight our partnerships to preserve biodiversity, empower women in West Africa,  support the power and energy sector, promote food security, and improve the livelihoods of farmers.

 

Enjoy, and continue to stay safe and healthy. 

Sincerely,

Michael W Nicholson

Acting Director

USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO) 

May 16, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Welcome to the RPGO Brief, USAID West Africa's Regional Peace and Governance Office’s (RPGO) bimonthly newsletter of updates, programmatic highlights, and resources.

This issue’s highlights include:

●      The launch of a new activity focused on strengthening the capacity of Cameroonian civil society

●      An infographic on RPGO’s learning products

●      A link to our recent learning circle on the Implications of Recent Military Coups in West Africa on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Efforts

●      ECOWAS and USAID REWARD II’s joint review on ECOWAS’ interventions around elections and mediation processes in the region

●      Insights on an interfaith dialogue in Bol, Chad

I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your work.

Regards,

Richard Kimball

Office Director

Regional Peace and Governance Office

USAID West Africa

May 6, 2022

According to data released by the Cadre Harmonisé this month, the Sahel is facing one of the worst years of food insecurity in 15 years. But the causes of food insecurity are more complex today than they have been in the past with additional factors including increased political insecurity and extremist violence layering on top of climate shocks, which are in turn aggravated by the market and social disruptions of COVID 19, and further deepened by additional global disruptions resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Consequently, the importance of USAID’s work in the Sahel is as great today as it has ever been. 

 

April 26, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Greetings from West Africa!  Have you heard of Fonio?  In this latest edition we introduce you to an ancient grain that's considered a nutritional powerhouse, poised to become a popular cash crop stemming from Mali and Ghana. Plus, congrats are in order for a special achievement awarded by the African Union. We'll highlight who won the award and what it means for agricultural development in West Africa.  As always, we continue to bring you updates on our activities within the sub region, highlighting partnerships to empower women in West Africa,  support the power and energy sector, and promote food security, while improving the livelihoods of farmers through increased productivity.

Enjoy, and continue to stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Matthew Anderson

Office Director

USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO)

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