Accessing the Trade Hub’s COVID-19 Response: Q&A With the Chief of Party, Michael Clements

The West Africa Trade & Investment Hub received an additional $50 million in funds allocated specifically for COVID-19 relief in the region, with $36 million for co-investment grants directly with the private sector. With this additional funding, the Trade Hub will issue grants to support West African businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with an… […]

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West Africa Trade & Investment Hub Supports Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

On August 12th, the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub announced a rapid response plan to deploy $36 million supplementary funding provided by USAID to mitigate the pandemic’s socio-economic impact in West Africa. This recovery plan includes new Co-Investment funding that targets the private sector and is designed to address critical economic areas through three… […]

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Corporate Council on Africa’s Webinar With Prosper Africa Highlights How the Private Sector Plays A Pivotal Role in Both Areas

For more information and updates about Creative and our programs’ response to COVID-19, click here. The COVID-19 pandemic will change business as usual with regards to trade between the United States and Africa and overall economic development activities on that continent, said the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa initiative. “We’ll need a… […]

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The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub’s Gender Expert Discusses Women and COVID-19

Creative’s Senior Advisor for Gender and Social Inclusion, Rebecca Sewall, sat down (virtually!) with Chioma Ukwuagu, the Gender Advisor for the USAID-funded West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, to talk about how the project’s goals of providing female entrepreneurs greater access to capital and jobs, breaking down cultural barriers in the business world and the… […]

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The Trade Hub April Newsletter

Greetings from the Trade Hub! We are happy to share with you all the Trade Hub’s newsletter for April. In this issue, the Trade Hub’s Chief of Party addresses the continued dedication of the program during these uncertain times of the pandemic. We also provide other updates, notably from our progress on Co-Investment partnership initiatives…. […]

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Message from Our Chief of Party About COVID-19 and the Trade Hub

Good day to all, Like others across the world, you are undoubtedly being confronted with the realities we all face from the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. Governments, businesses, and households are taking precautionary measures to limit this outbreak and protect civilians, colleagues, and our loved ones from infection. The Trade Hub has already implemented these measures… […]

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Feed the Future Trade and Investment Hub launches in West Africa

Two African men shaking hands near an agricultural area on the fertile banks of Niger river close to Niamey

USAID-funded program to strengthen the private sector in the regionOctober 29, 2019 WASHINGTON — A hub for international investment and trade aims to improve the competitiveness of the private sector, generate $300 million in private sector investment, and catalyze economic growth in West Africa. The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Activity, funded by the… […]

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West Africa Trade Hub at a regional agriculture event

December 9, 2019 LAGOS, Nigeria – A new regional trade and investment hub funded by USAID expects to generate 40,000 new, better-paying jobs in agriculture and other key business networks in West Africa during the next five years, the head of the project said during a major trade conference.Speaking during a Nov. 26 panel session… […]

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Nigerian and US officials kick off West Africa Trade & Investment Hub

40,000 new jobs, $300 million in private sector investment across Western Africa are targetsJanuary 30, 2020 By Janey Fugate ABUJA, Nigeria—More than 250 Nigerian government officials, business executives, and other stakeholders officially launched the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, which seeks to bolster trade, employment, and innovation in key sectors. The U.S. Ambassador to… […]

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