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Call for Initial Proposals
For nearly 30 years, USTDA has connected African project sponsors and U.S. companies, bringing innovative private sector solutions to development challenges. USTDA is now welcoming initial proposals to expand its grant-based support for feasibility studies, technical assistance and pilot projects that advance 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 Initiatives
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Prosper Africa
Access Africa
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Power Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa Events
November
10
Webinar: Call for Initial Proposals — Sub-Saharan Africa
November 10, 2020
Webinar: Call for Initial Proposals — Sub-Saharan Africa
November
12
Webinar: Call for Initial Proposals — Sub-Saharan Africa
November 12, 2020
Webinar: Call for Initial Proposals — Sub-Saharan Africa
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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Current RFPs
November
16
Nigeria: Feasibility Study: Darway Coast Energy Access Project
September 22, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Nigeria: Feasibility Study: Darway Coast Energy Access Project
November
20
Cote d’Ivoire: Energy Access and Resiliency for 100 Communities Project
October 7, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Cote d’Ivoire: Energy Access and Resiliency for 100 Communities Project

Press Releases

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USTDA Launches Call for Initial Proposals to Expand Africa Initiatives
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency issued a call for initial proposals to expand its grant-based support for feasibility studies, technical…

USTDA Announces New Export Multiplier, Highest ROI in Agency History
Press Release

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced another record-breaking return on its investment and the highest since its founding in 1992.…

USTDA Announces New Presence in Africa, Plans for Indo-Pacific Expansion
Press Release

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency today announced the opening of its newest overseas presence in Nairobi, Kenya, and the creation of…

USTDA Supports Côte d’Ivoire’s First Major Solar Minigrid Project
Press Release

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Ministère du Pétrole, de l’Énergie et des Énergies Renouvelables of…

USTDA Supports Wind Power in Mozambique
Press Release

Maputo, Mozambique – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency expanded its support for Mozambique’s energy sector by funding two projects that will help deliver electricity…

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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Cybersecurity for South Africa

With one of the most advanced ICT infrastructures in Africa, South Africa is also a frequent target of cyber-criminals. In fact, the country has the…

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
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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