Posted: May 15, 2013
Since 2006, the USAID Trade Hub has implemented a methodology to collect data on road governance practices along primary trade corridors in West Africa. The West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) oversees the road governance initiative, which today involves eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
The Government of Niger has eliminated seven checkpoints, winning the gratitude of truck drivers and the praise of the Borderless Alliance.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
The Global Shea Alliance, co-founded by the USAID Trade Hub in 2011, participated at the In-Cosmetics international trade show and the Union for Ethical Bio Trade conference in Paris, distributing more than 100 annual reports and membership directories to shea butter distributers, brands, and development agencies from around the world.
Sunday, March 31 2013
105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).
Thursday, January 31 2013
Posted: January 18, 2013 - updated on January 22, 2013
The Global Shea Alliance has released a draft of its sustainability strategy for the shea industry as it prepares for the sixth industry annual conference March 4-6 in Abuja, Nigeria. The conference has already surpassed $100,000 in sponsorship support. The strategy places women’s livelihoods as its central focus and is available online at www.globalshea.com.
Wednesday, December 26 2012
80 finance experts discussed constraints that limit small and medium enterprises’ access to finance and learned about the USAID Trade Hub’s innovative work to improve access during a meeting organized by Ecobank Togo in Lome. The USAID Trade Hub’s work with the African Cashew Alliance, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and the West African Development Bank were the focus of a presentation by the USAID Trade Hub.
Posted: December 4, 2012 - updated on December 10, 2012
Friday, November 16 2012
87 handcrafts producers and exporters from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo participated in the USAID Trade Hub-supported AfricaNow! three-day handcrafts exporters workshop at the Salon International de l’Artisanat de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The workshop was supported by the USAID BEAM project as well.
Posted: November 7, 2012 - updated on November 29, 2012
The USAID West Africa Trade Hub and the USAID Business Environments for Agile Markets (BEAM) project are pleased to invite you to review a Request for Quotation/Proposal for "FINANCIAL FACILITATION SERVICES FOR EXPORT READY FIRMS IN WEST AFRICA."