Who we are

The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) is a 5-year, $116 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.

Our Impact


Countries of Operation


Co-Investment Partners & Counting


in Co-Investment Grants Awarded & Counting


in Private Capital Mobilized & Counting


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Jobs Created & Counting

Sectors We Support





Light Manufacturing




Latest News


USAID Trade Hub and Koster Keunen West Africa Partnering to Develop West Africa’s Beekeeping Supply Chain

In an effort to comprehensively communicate the successes of its collaboration with USAID under the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) initiative, Koster Keunen West Africa (KKWA) led a virtual grant closeout event on February 2, 2024. The event marked the successful conclusion of a three-year co-investment partnership that significantly contributed to the […]

February 19, 2024
Improving Competitiveness | Success Story

Boosting Palm Oil Production in Liberia through Community-Based Mills

Wild dura palm is a native species and is widespread throughout the West Africa sub-region, including Liberia. Red palm oil, made only from dura palm, is the staple vegetable oil within Liberian cuisine, but despite the trees being abundant, around 35 percent of its palm fruit is left unharvested every year due to limited infrastructure […]

January 24, 2024
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Blog

Elevating Water Innovations: Fusing Entrepreneurship and Blended Finance in Senegal

Seynabou Ndour, a young female kiosk operator in sicap mbao, Dakar, Senegal. Photo Credit West Africa Water For Yaye Seynabou Ndour, a young female entrepreneur in Senegal, the goals and efforts of West Africa Water SA (WAW) have created major changes in her personal and professional life. In 2019, WAW emerged as a fully owned […]

January 19, 2024
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