Who we are

The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) is a 5-year, $140 million trade and investment facilitation activity designed to improve private sector productivity, profitability, and competitiveness in West Africa through market-based approaches.

By working in partnership with the private sector and fostering co-investments through our Co-Investment Fund, the Trade Hub generates new private-sector capital investment in key sectors to create jobs and increase trade between the United States and West Africa. Part of this work builds on a deep understanding of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and how it can be utilized to benefit African businesses.

Our Impact


Countries of Operation


Co-Investment Partners & Counting


in Co-Investment Grants Awarded & Counting


in Private Capital Mobilized & Counting


Jobs Created & Counting


in Exports & Counting

Sectors We Support





Light Manufacturing



Latest News

Gender & Social Inclusion | Success Story

Upholding a Family Legacy of Empowered Female Entrepreneurs

By Fatima Datt, Communications Specialist Growing up as the youngest of five children, Salamba Diene saw early on the costs and sacrifices of running a family business; a business she felt she would take over one day. Salamba’s family was entrepreneurial, especially her mother, Adama Diop. She tried her hand in businesses ranging from waste […]

October 25, 2022
Blog | Gender & Social Inclusion

Fonio: An Ancient Grain at the Center of Women’s Economic Inclusion  

By Akua Mensah, Communication Specialist In many rural areas in northern Ghana, two key issues intersect.   Nearly 35 percent 1 of land in Ghana is under threat of desertification, with much of this land located in the northern part of the country. In these areas, households depend heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods. Thus, land […]

October 18, 2022
Blog | Climate Change

Prioritizing the Planet, People, and Profit

Ethical Apparel Africa’s success in eco-conscious, values-driven manufacturing and exporting By Akua Mensah, Communication Specialist The apparel industry is the second largest polluter in the world behind the oil industry. This startling statistic is due mainly to the meteoric rise of “fast fashion”—mass produced clothing that samples trendy designer pieces and makes them directly available […]

October 12, 2022
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