Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future of Africa. In support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, USAID and IREX organized the 2nd West Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Accra from May 19 – 21, 2016. Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs, public servants, and community activists who are effecting positive change in their communities.
Accra, Ghana - Today, May 20, 2016, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) inaugurated the new building of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center West Africa - Accra, on the GIMPA campus.
Initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace through Development II program (PDEV II) is holding a workshop on May 12 and 13 in Ouagadougou to discuss best practices and lessons learned. Launched in 2012, PDEV II mobilized, trained, and educated thousands of young people, media professionals, organizations and members of civil society, actors in local governance, and finally ordinary citizens in Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad to fight against the rise of violent extremism and promote peace through a more inclusive development and better governance.
The United States Government, in collaboration with the Government of Togo, is boosting the capacity of researchers from six countries to generate and share the information needed by decision makers to address public health issues in West Africa. Participants from Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Mauritania will take part in a regional workshop in Lomé, Togo, from April 25-29, 2016, on the theme “Fundamentals of Operations Research,” organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) regional evaluation and research project, Evidence for Development.
On April 12 and 13, the USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (Trade Hub) will train coordinators from seven West African countries to assist businesses with the processes and documentation required for exporting to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Coordinators from AGOA Trade Resource Centers (ATRCs) in Ghana as well as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Senegal will convene for training on how to deliver services in trade intelligence, export development, business promotion and trade facilitation to existing and potential exporters. Participants will also learn from best practices across the region and share experiences in supporting exporters.
Last updated: October 21, 2016