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Sub-Saharan Africa Events
September
24
Webinar: Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative
September 24, 2020
Virtual | MS Teams
Webinar: Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative
January
01
Reverse Trade Mission: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Washington, D.C. | Bay Area, CA | Dates: TBD
Reverse Trade Mission: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
January
01
Reverse Trade Mission: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Boston, MA | San Diego, CA | Dates: TBD
Reverse Trade Mission: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
January
01
Business Briefing: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Washington, D.C. | Date: TBD
Business Briefing: Access Africa Digital Infrastructure
January
01
Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
January 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Arlington, VA | Date: TBD
Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
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October
16
Senegal: Feasibility Study: Senegal National Gas Pipeline Backbone Project
September 9, 2020 - October 16, 2020
Senegal: Feasibility Study: Senegal National Gas Pipeline Backbone Project

Press Releases

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USTDA Supports Off-Grid Energy Access in Nigeria
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Darway Coast Nigeria Limited for a feasibility study that will provide…

USTDA Expands Support for Internet Connectivity in Nigeria
Press Release

Lagos, Nigeria – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency continued its 20 years of support for Nigeria’s telecommunications sector by funding two projects that…

USTDA Training to Support Senegal’s Energy Sector, Expand U.S. Exports
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Senegal’s national utility – Société Nationale d’Electricité (Senelec) –  for training…

USTDA Launches Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative
Press Release

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched the Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative to help emerging markets plan, finance, procure and sustain…

USTDA Supports Senegal’s First Major Gas Pipeline
Press Release

Dakar, Senegal – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for a feasibility study to develop Senegal’s first major domestic onshore gas…

Trade Leads

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South Africa: RFP for New Power Generation Capacity
Trade Lead

Background: The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy seeks to procure 2,000 MW of new generation and supply capacity from a range of…

The Gambia Port of Banjul Redevelopment
Trade Lead

Background: The U.S. Embassy in Banjul wishes to inform U.S. companies that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia (GOTG) will soon be seeking…

Success Stories
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Success in Mozambique: New Technology and Training Achieve Enhanced Safety and Greater Productivity

Mozambique’s Port of Maputo is among the industry’s leading innovators in Africa. By choosing to significantly invest in infrastructure, the port is meeting the needs…

Success in Mozambique: New Technology and Training Achieve Enhanced Safety and Greater Productivity
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USTDA Helps a Small Business Modernize Ethiopia’s TV Broadcasting Infrastructure

Meeting the development needs of Ethiopia’s fast-growing economy is prompting some of Africa’s most high-profile infrastructure investments. In 2015, as the country accelerated its plans…

USTDA Helps a Small Business Modernize Ethiopia’s TV Broadcasting Infrastructure
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Success in Kenya: Modernizing Patient Care by Introducing U.S. Medical Device Solutions

Kenya’s healthcare sector is one of the fastest-growing in all of Africa, however, almost all of the country’s medical devices are imported.  As Kenya continues…

Success in Kenya: Modernizing Patient Care by Introducing U.S. Medical Device Solutions