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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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Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
Arlington, VA
Business Briefing: West Africa Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation
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West African Power Pool 225kV Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia Transmission Interconnection Reinforcement Project
November 8, 2021 - January 26, 2022
West African Power Pool 225kV Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia Transmission Interconnection Reinforcement Project

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USTDA Advances West Africa’s Power Infrastructure
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Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for a feasibility study supporting the West African Power Pool’s (WAPP) efforts to expand…

USTDA Advances Internet Access in Nigeria
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Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for a feasibility study to help Nigerian company Ekovolt Telco Limited expand…

Vinai Thummalapally Appointed USTDA Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer; Assumes Role of Acting Director
Press Release

Arlington, VA –Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. appointed Vinai Thummalapally to serve as the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Trade…

President Biden to Nominate Enoh T. Ebong as USTDA Director
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Arlington, VA – Today, President Joseph R. Biden announced his intent to nominate Enoh T. Ebong as the Director of the U.S. Trade and Development…

USTDA Generates Record Results for U.S. Exporters
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Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced a record-breaking return on investment and the highest since its founding in 1992. USTDA…

Trade Leads

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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