Emptying the tarp after weighing the cotton harvest
June 29, 2016

Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) today announced a new partnership to advance the UEMOA Cotton Agenda for a more productive and competitive cotton sector in West Africa.

June 27, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and the Industrial Promotion Services of West Africa (IPS(WA)) announce a groundbreaking and innovative public-private partnership that will promote telemedicine to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

June 8, 2016

The Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West Africa Regional Development Program (STEWARD), a joint initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Forest Service International Program in conjunction with the Mano River Union, is coming to an end after successfully working to improve natural resources management in the Upper Guinean Tropical Forest since 2007. STEWARD has helped to build a constituency for forest conservation and strengthen sustainable livelihoods in trans-boundary priority zones in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Gwendoline Abunaw and Matthew Smith shaking hands at the announcement of the partnership between USAID and Ecobank Cameroon.
May 26, 2016

Today, U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ecobank Cameroon SA announced a new partnership that will mobilize up to U.S. $3.7 million of local financing over eight years for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the health sector in Cameroon.  Financing will be made available via loans to health SMEs and NGOs which provide family planning, reproductive health and maternal/child health services or products.

YALI West Africa Regional Advisory Board Chair, Victorine Kambe Sarr addressing the conference
May 21, 2016

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.