Announcing Access Africa by USTDA

Posted by: Dianne K. Quebral - US Trade & Development Agency on Monday, June 17, 2019

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has launched a new initiative, Access Africa, in partnership with U.S. industry to focus on the development of quality Information Communication and Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Access Africa brings together critical stakeholders and designs targeted programming to advance inclusive, secure and sustainable connectivity. Access Africa also supports Prosper Africa, a U.S. Government initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa. 

“Through Access Africa, USTDA is responding to the rising demand by Africans for increased connectivity and IT infrastructure across Sub-Saharan Africa," said Thomas Hardy, USTDA Acting Director. "Access Africa will also ensure USTDA establishes greater connections between U.S. industry and stakeholders in Africa’s ICT sector through the deployment of quality U.S. ICT solutions across the continent.”

Read more from the USTDA press release HERE.

As part of Access Africa, USTDA also announced a Call for Initial Proposals for funding from project sponsors in Sub-Saharan Africa or U.S. companies working with African project sponsors.

In addition, USTDA will host a series of three reverse trade missions to connect public and private decision-makers from Sub-Saharan Africa to U.S. ICT technology and service providers to support the region’s infrastructure development goals.

Please share this information within your business networks. If you are a U.S. company interested in Access Africa, please feel free to connect with me.

Global Chamber® is an MGL ("Making Global Local") Partner of USTDA.

Dianne K. Quebral

White House Liaison and Director of Public Engagement

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

 

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