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05 Jul 2018 description
  • Can Universal Health Coverage prioritize health impact?
  • Are long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control sufficient and sustainable?
  • How can we keep up the momentum to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2030?
  • How can observation uncover issues critical to ensuring health interventions succeed?
  • What elements are essential to improving voluntary contraception use among married youth?
  • How can high-risk advanced maternal age and high parity pregnancies be averted?
20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

16 Dec 2015 description

Description:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria was founded in 1975 with fifteen West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters."

18 Nov 2015 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.

05 Nov 2015 description

Goal:
Expand the production and supply of quality certified seeds by increasing the capacity of the private sector and existing seed alliances and institutions in West Africa.

Life of Project:
2012 – 2017

Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $9 million

Geographic Scope:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal (main activities). Seed policy and regulations also cover Mauritania, Chad, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.

05 Nov 2015 description

Goal:
Increase regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers.

Life of Project:
2012 – 2017

Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $20 million

Geographic Scope:
West Africa Region

Implementing Partner:
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Regional Partners:
Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, ECOWAS, CORAF, CILSS

05 Nov 2015 description

CORAF/WECARD Objective:
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.

Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present

Linked Programs:
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.

05 Nov 2015 description

Goal:
Ensure continuous access to fortified cooking oil and wheat flour for at least 85 percent of the population of West Africa.

Life of Project:
January 2011 – September 2016

Total USAID/West Africa Funding:
U.S. $2.88 million

Geographic Scope:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Implementing Partner:
Helen Keller International

03 Nov 2015 description

Goal:
Support synergistic food-security related programming opportunities at the grassroots level.

Life of Project:
October 2011 – July 2017

Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $3.55 million

Geographic Focus:
Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, Benin, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon

03 Nov 2015 description

CILSS Mission:
“To devote efforts towards the search for food security and combatting the effects of drought and desertification for a new ecological balance in the Sahel.”

Life of Support:
1973 to Present

Average Annual Funding from USAID:
U.S. $3.4 million

Linked Institutions:
CILSS is the technical arm of ECOWAS and UEMOA.

05 Oct 2015 description

Goal:

Increase the availability of evidence for policy advocacy and public health programming.

Life of Program:

January 2015 – January 2020

Total USAID Funding:

U.S. $13.5 million

Geographic Focus:

West Africa region (primarily Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Cameroon)

Implementing Partner:

International Business & Technical Consultants Inc.

Program Description:

30 Jan 2014 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

22 Jan 2014 description

Sharon Kellman Yett
(233) 30 274 1599

Niamey, Niger: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year regional family planning project to be implemented in five countries: Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, and Togo.

03 Oct 2012 description

1) Both anomalous seasonal rainfall and the northward position of the Inter-Tropical front during the past several months have favored breeding conditions for desert locusts over southeast Mauritania-western Mali, central Niger-eastern Mali, Chad, and east-central Sudan. With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locusts are expected to concentrate and migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in Mali and Niger.