April 13, 2016

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.

The President of Ghana and the USAID/West Africa Mission Director at the international shea industry conference
March 23, 2016

More than 400 individuals representing all levels of the shea industry will gather in Accra, Ghana, from March 21 to 23 for Shea 2016: Enhancing Farm Value, an annual international conference hosted by the Global Shea Alliance with support from USAID. This year’s conference highlights the role that the shea industry plays in improving food security and climate-friendly agriculture and the growing influence of the GSA’s sustainability program, launched in 2014.

February 25, 2016

This is a slide presentation on the USAID/West Africa Regional Health Office's FY 2016-2020 Concept Note for the Project Appraisal Design. 

February 25, 2016

This publicly shared document provides information gathered from the Stakeholders Meeting (January 13, 2016) that introduced the RHO Concept Note and discussion around key questions such as achieving scalable impact in Family Planning and HIV, engaging more partners, and learning how treatment coverage can be improved in West Africa. The discussion, inputs, and resulting themes were utilized during the RHO Project Activity Design (PAD) Planning Retreat on January 26 - 27, 2016 and will continue to influence the direction of RHO activities. The RHO is publicly sharing this document and encourages comments and feedback from all interested parties and stakeholders on the West Africa Regional Health Office Concept Paper or this report via

January 28, 2016

Using maps derived from satellite imagery together with on-the-ground data validation, the USAID Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) project has identified West Africa’s hotspots—landscapes that have undergone major environmental changes. This week, the project presented its findings for Côte d’Ivoire at the International Conference on Spatial Observation for Sustainable Management of Forests and Land in Central and West Africa. 


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