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August 24, 2022

Welcome to the third edition of the Harmattan Herald! I hope you enjoy reading this edition which highlights USAID’s work reducing conflicts between farmers and herders in the Sahel by providing economic opportunities for women and youth, and the U.S. government’s continued efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates. 

August 24, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Our commitment to self reliance through food security, access to electricity, and economic empowerment is evident in this month’s highlights. Our partnerships are empowering women in West Africa, supporting the power and energy sector, promoting food security and availability of fertilizers, preserving the environment, and improving the livelihoods of farmers.

You can view this month’s edition on our website as well as stay abreast with other previous editions. Enjoy, and continue to stay safe and healthy.

Matthew Anderson
Office Director
USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO)

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.


Last updated: September 16, 2022

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