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June 24, 2022

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

May 19, 2022

Nigerian women play a vital role in food and agriculture. It is estimated that women smallholder farmers constitute 37% percent of the labor force. They produce much of the food for domestic consumption and they are the drivers of food processing, marketing and preservation. In spite of their important contribution in the agricultural sector, they have limited access to land, credit facilities, farm inputs, training and advice, and technology. Very few have holding rights on the land where they farm in Nigeria, with many working in the fields unpaid and little say in how earnings are spent.

May 17, 2022

Cameroon’s concurrent political crises and violent conflicts threaten the stability of the country, and communities in northern Cameroon are especially vulnerable. In 2020, the Far North saw more attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State-West Africa (IS-WA) than in Nigeria, Niger, and Chad combined. Currently, the government is unable to uphold the rights or provide basic services to citizens in need. The Strengthening Civil Society and Community Resilience Project (PARC-Cameroun) supports local civil society organizations (CSOs) to bridge the gap and respond flexibly to community needs and violent extremism (VE) dynamics in the Far North.

May 16, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Welcome to the RPGO Brief, USAID West Africa's Regional Peace and Governance Office’s (RPGO) bimonthly newsletter of updates, programmatic highlights, and resources.

This issue’s highlights include:

●      The launch of a new activity focused on strengthening the capacity of Cameroonian civil society

●      An infographic on RPGO’s learning products

●      A link to our recent learning circle on the Implications of Recent Military Coups in West Africa on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Efforts

●      ECOWAS and USAID REWARD II’s joint review on ECOWAS’ interventions around elections and mediation processes in the region

●      Insights on an interfaith dialogue in Bol, Chad

I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your work.


Richard Kimball

Office Director

Regional Peace and Governance Office

USAID West Africa

May 6, 2022

According to data released by the Cadre Harmonisé this month, the Sahel is facing one of the worst years of food insecurity in 15 years. But the causes of food insecurity are more complex today than they have been in the past with additional factors including increased political insecurity and extremist violence layering on top of climate shocks, which are in turn aggravated by the market and social disruptions of COVID 19, and further deepened by additional global disruptions resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Consequently, the importance of USAID’s work in the Sahel is as great today as it has ever been. 



Last updated: August 15, 2022

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