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


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Sectors We Support





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Latest News


Promouvoir l’Autonomisation Économique des Femmes à travers les Partenariats de Co-investissement

L’un des principaux objectifs du West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) de l’USAID est de promouvoir l’égalité des sexes et l’inclusion sociale. Les initiatives pour l’autonomisation économique des femmes et l’égalité des genres sont des activités majeures comme en témoignent les subventions accordées aux entreprises dirigées par des femmes. En fin décembre 2022, […]

March 30, 2023

Webinar Recap: Women Advancing Technology and Agribusiness

Showcasing the Trade Hub co-investment partners leveraging technology to advance food security Women make essential contributions to the agricultural and rural economies in all developing countries. Their roles, which vary considerably between and within regions, are changing rapidly in many parts of the world where economic and social forces are transforming the agricultural sector. Notably, […]

March 21, 2023
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Blog

Global Mamas Puts Sustainability at the Forefront of Manufacturing through a Partnership with USAID

Global Mamas is a social enterprise that was established to economically empower Ghanaian women by tapping into the expertise of artisans in dress and beadmaking, building a network of producers, and linking them to a larger [export] market. The company has been in operation for nearly 20 years and from its inception has worked within […]

March 13, 2023
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