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For nearly 30 years, USTDA has connected African project sponsors and U.S. companies, bringing innovative private sector solutions to development challenges. USTDA advances the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives, as well as USTDA’s Access Africa initiative.
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Sub-Saharan Africa Events
October
05
Business Briefing: Nigeria Satellite Technologies
October 5, 2021
Virtual
Business Briefing: Nigeria Satellite Technologies
October
20
Workshop: Southern Africa Energy Storage Standards
October 20, 2021 - October 21, 2021
Virtual
Workshop: Southern Africa Energy Storage Standards
Dates
TBD
Reverse Trade Mission: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
Washington, D.C. | Bay Area, CA
Reverse Trade Mission: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
Dates
TBD
Business Briefing: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
Washington, D.C.
Business Briefing: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
Dates
TBD
Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
Arlington, VA
Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
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Press Releases

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USTDA Supports Rural Internet Access in Southern Africa
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Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to South African internet service provider Jenny Internet (Pty) Ltd for a…

USTDA Supports Clean Energy Access and Utility Digitalization in Benin
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for technical assistance to help Beninese company Sherlock Grids SAS expand and…

Kenya Joins USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative
Press Release

Arlington, VA – This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed Kenya as its 14th partner under the Global Procurement Initiative (GPI): Understanding Best…

USTDA Strengthens Food and Medicine Distribution in Ghana
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support the safe distribution of food and…

Acting Director Ebong Leads Presidential Delegation to Zambia
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, led a U.S. Presidential delegation to Zambia that will…

Trade Leads

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Senegal Gas Pipeline Backbone Project
Trade Lead

The Government of Senegal is actively developing Senegal’s first major domestic onshore gas pipeline to help reduce the cost of domestic energy and achieve energy…

Millennium Challenge Corporation Procurement Opportunities in Senegal for U.S. Companies
Trade Lead

Background: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking consultants for two energy procurement opportunities in Senegal. One project’s goal is to strengthen and increase the…

Success Stories
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Advancing Weather Forecasting in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s most effective weather forecasting and warning systems, providing accurate and important information to millions of citizens and strengthening…

Advancing Weather Forecasting in South Africa
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Cybersecurity for South Africa

With an advanced ICT infrastructure ranking among Africa’s best, South Africa is also a frequent target of cyber-criminals. In fact, the country experienced an alarming…

Cybersecurity for South Africa
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Building Climate Resilience in Africa with Innovative U.S. Weather Technologies

USTDA is building sub-Saharan Africa’s climate resilience by introducing new, American-made weather service capabilities and early warning systems that protect lives and preserve agricultural sectors…

Building Climate Resilience in Africa with Innovative U.S. Weather Technologies