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 […]

janvier 19, 2024
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 […]

mars 13, 2023
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Blog

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 […]

octobre 12, 2022
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Blog

Reaching Senegalese Remote Communities with Climate-Friendly Agricultural Technologies 

By Aor Ikyaabo, Communication Specialist Across the globe, agricultural production is struggling to keep up with increasing food demand. Crop yields continue to dwindle as a result of agriculture’s extreme vulnerability to climate change. These effects are felt on farmlands as extreme weather conditions hamper yield. In Senegal, La Banque Agricole (LBA), an agricultural-lending bank, […]

octobre 10, 2022
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Blog

Collecting Plastic, Combatting Climate Change

Coliba AFRICA aim to revolutionize recycling in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond  By Fatima Datt, Communication Specialist Plastic pollution is a growing problem worldwide. In the nation of Côte d’Ivoire, which recycles roughly 3 percent of its used plastic, the impact of this problem is apparent. With a population of over five million, Abidjan alone produces […]

octobre 10, 2022
Addressing Climate Change Risk | News

U.S. Government Funds Two Ecolodges in Liberia in Bid to Protect Biodiversity

The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) awarded co-investment grants to protect forests and wildlife in Liberia through the establishment of two ecolodges—the Nimba Ecolodge & Reserve in the East Nimba Nature Reserve and Libassa Ecolodge in Warkolor Forest. Both areas are vulnerable to illegal logging, farming, mining, and hunting because of […]

septembre 27, 2022
Addressing Climate Change Risk | Success Story

Leading Female Entrepreneur Making an Impact in Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene

Lena Tall Faye is helping to ensure safe & healthy communities in Senegal while growing her business through a partnership with USAID’s West Africa Trade & Investment Hub. By Fatima Datt, Communication Specialist Being the eldest in a family of eight children, Lena Tall Faye felt a duty to help her mother at a young […]

septembre 12, 2022
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