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Last updated on: September 5, 2023

2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Overview

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit demonstrated a renewed commitment of the United States to expand partnerships with African countries, institutions, and people. As part of this revitalized and expanded cooperation, the United States intends to invest $55 billion in Africa over the next three years. In addition, U.S. and African businesses, governments, and investors showcased investments and partnerships, now valued at $16.2 billion, orchestrated through the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. A summary of each commitment is below. This factsheet is a living document and will be updated as commitments from the Summit continue to evolve.

Special Presidential Representative for U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Implementation

The Department of State (DOS) appointed Ambassador Johnnie Carson to the role of Special Presidential Representative for U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Implementation. Ambassador Carson dedicated his 37-year career to African diplomacy, serving as the former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador to Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. As the Special Presidential Representative, Ambassador Carson will advise the Administration on an effective structure for future U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit engagement and help establish the new President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement (PAC-ADE) in the United States. Ambassador Carson will work through existing structures at DOS to ensure these efforts are coordinated and institutionalized.

Digital Transformation With Africa (DTA)

On December 14, 2022, President Biden announced the launch of a new DTA initiative. A signature initiative of the Biden-Harris Administration, DTA will expand digital access and literacy and strengthen digital enabling environments across the continent. Working with Congress, USAID plans to provide $10.15 million in direct funding for DTA and the initiative is supported by more than $350 million in existing department and agency digital programming and intends to facilitate $450 million for Africa in the digital sector in line with the African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy and the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Digital Policy Council, co-chaired by the NSC and Commerce, has been established to coordinate interagency work on DTA. In April 2023, Vice President Harris issued a “call to action” to the private sector and the philanthropic community to make direct investments and social impact commitments to advance digital inclusion in Africa. This work will directly support DTA’s aim to make sure that people across Africa can participate in the digital and global economy.

President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States (PAC-ADE)

On December 13, 2022, President Biden signed an executive order directing the Secretary of State to establish PAC-ADE, which will advise the President on ways to strengthen ties between African communities on the continent, the U.S. Government, the African Diaspora in the United States, and the global African Diaspora. PAC-ADE will be composed of not more than 12 representatives of the African Diaspora, appointed by the Secretary of State, representing African American and African immigrant communities.

President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA)

On April 13, 2023, to support maintaining the focus and momentum generated by the Summit’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum towards strengthening U.S.-Africa trade and investment ties, and to drive new progress, the PAC-DBIA adopted a set of targeted recommendations to President Biden on measures the U.S. Government might take to deepen U.S. commercial engagement in Africa in sectors highlighted during the Business Forum: financing and infrastructure, energy and environment, digital and information and communications technology, agribusiness and food-water security, and healthcare. The PAC-DBIA’s overarching cross-sector recommendations are to utilize PAC-DBIA members more frequently as representatives of U.S. private sector commitment to business in Africa, develop a “concierge” resource within Prosper Africa for accessing U.S. Government financial support and tools, and to enhance private sector collaboration on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment to develop a specific deal pipeline for Africa, including priority projects of African partners. The PAC-DBIA’s report can be found here.

High Level Engagements

Since the Summit, several senior officials of the Biden-Harris Administration have visited the continent to advance specific programs and deepen U.S.-Africa ties. In January 2023, Secretary of State Blinken visited Egypt; USUN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield visited Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, and Somalia; and Secretary of the Treasury Yellen visited Senegal, Zambia, and South Africa. In February 2023, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Namibia and Kenya. In March 2023, Vice President Harris visited Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia; Secretary of State Blinken visited Ethiopia and Niger; Secretary of Defense Austin visited Egypt; USTDA Director Ebong visited Kenya and Zambia; Secretary Cardona visited Zambia; and Secretary of the Navy Del Toro visited Cabo Verde. In May 2023, USAID Administrator Power visited Chad; USTDA Director Ebong visited Nigeria; and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Fudge visited Nigeria. In June 2023, USAID Administrator Power visited Tanzania and Kenya. In July 2023, USTDA Director Ebong visited South Africa and Botswana; EXIM Chair Lewis visited Angola; DFC CEO Nathan visited Botswana; Prosper Africa Coordinator Robinson visited Botswana; and Ambassador Tai visited Kenya. In August 2023, Principal Deputy NSA Advisor Finer visited Gabon and Nigeria.

U.S. Africa Business Forum Commitments

On December 14, 2022, President Biden convened the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) focused on advancing two-way trade and investment partnerships that bolster Africa’s role in the global economy, scaling innovation and entrepreneurship, and driving advancements in key sectors. The Business Forum featured a Deal Room, hosted by Prosper Africa, where U.S. and African businesses, governments, and investors announced bold, new commitments. The investments and partnerships showcased at USABF, which were then valued at $15.7 billion, and have since grown to $16.2 billion, will enhance trade, create jobs, build economies, and drive inclusive and sustainable growth on both sides of the Atlantic across sectors, such as infrastructure (in line with the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment), health, agriculture, digital technologies (in line with DTA), manufacturing, and climate-smart enterprises. Public and private sector announcements reflect shared commitments to engage diaspora-led businesses, women-led firms and funds, and small businesses, which are the lifeblood of economies.

Intergovernmental Engagement

Our partnership is based on a conviction that African leadership is critical to addressing our world’s most pressing challenges. The United States, for its part, will work to realize greater African representation in international institutions, including those that shape global governance. Accordingly, on December 15, 2022, President Biden announced that the United States supports the African Union joining the G20 as a permanent member. In September 2022 at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, President Biden also announced that the United States fully supports reforming the U.N. Security Council to include permanent representation for Africa.

African Democratic and Political Transitions (ADAPT)

The ADAPT initiative reaffirms the U.S. commitment to engage with complex political transitions in Africa and demonstrates U.S. Government support to governments and civil society at critical moments. Working with Congress, over three years, the Administration will invest up to $75 million for this initiative to support durable political transitions in partnership with regional bodies, governments, and civil society.


The following list reflects the commitments made at the Summit by the United States Government. These were developed in partnership with field teams and partner governments in order to deliver on shared priorities between the American and African peoples. Brief summaries of programming, organized by agency and line of effort, are included below.

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights

  • Civil Society Partnerships for Civilian Security: Build the capacity of civil society engaged in the security sector to produce mutually beneficial outcomes and relationships for security providers and the citizens they serve. 
  • Fostering Economic Security Through Enhanced Reintegration Support for Victims of Trafficking: This project will enhance and extend reintegration options for trafficking survivors who pursue entrepreneurship by developing tools and capacity building, increasing and extending support, and enhancing monitoring. Countries that may benefit from programming are Ghana and Nigeria.
  • Holding Rights, Leading for Rights: Increase the resources and technical capacity of women with disabilities in West Africa to ensure equal treatment under the law, reduce stigma and harmful practices, and foster the protection of human rights for persons with disabilities.  
  • SHE WINS – Women’s Inclusion in New Security: Support the leadership and sustainability of local women-led civil society organizations in addressing peace and security challenges in their communities.

Trade and Investment

  • African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program- Reimagined (AWEP-R): Training, capacity-building and funding to women owned businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. (with USADF)
  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Investment Advisor: Investment advisor to AfCFTA to coordinate with the U.S. private sector and advise on international best practices to attract investment. 
  • Middle East and North Africa Employers for Gender Equitable and Inclusive Workplace Policies initiative: The DOS will launch this initiative to help create employer policies and practices that are gender-equitable, inclusive, and improve the security of employed women.


  • Partnership Opportunity Delegations (PODs): Special Representative for Global Partnerships Dorothy McAuliffe led a POD to Ghana over February 7-9, 2023 to cultivate and enable collaboration and partnership opportunities between the U.S. private sector and West Africa’s burgeoning climate innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.  During the POD, McAuliffe opened the first Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship (CCE) Laboratory.
  • Accelerating Women’s Empowerment in Energy (AWEE): This program will help secure women’s economic future through green jobs and increased participation in the clean energy workforce, with a focus on Kenya and South Africa.  It will provide grants to local organizations to address barriers to women’s entry, promotion, and retention in the clean energy sector and increase women’s participation in the clean energy workforce.

Youth, Education, and Diaspora

  • University Partnership Initiative: Increase student and staff mobility using exchanges, joint research, collaboration on academic administration, and promoting public-private partnerships.
  • African Descent Social Entrepreneurship Program: Engage social entrepreneurs of African descent globally and launch the African Descent Social Entrepreneurship Network
  • Supporting Summer Work Travel: 25 scholarships to exchange visitors from across Africa.
  • International Visitor Leadership Program Project on Transparency and Accountability in Government: Promotes transparency and accountability in government.


  • PEPFAR: Strengthening HIV/AIDS Health Worker Leadership in Global Health: To advance Africa’s commitment to increase and retain health care workers, PEPFAR is committed to supporting the more than 325,000 health workers in the region who enable the delivery of HIV/AIDS programs.  The support for this health workforce will not only protect and scale HIV gains but can also be leveraged to fight outbreaks and other disease threats. (with USAID and CDC)
    • Following the Summit announcement that PEPFAR plans to leverage its procurement power to spur growth in the regional manufacturing ecosystem, DOS is working closely with the Global Fund, WHO, AU and other global stakeholders to begin developing partnerships and coordinating activities to support Africa-based diagnostics manufacturers to scale up to the 15M tests procured by 2025 target.
    • PEPFAR plans to work with partner countries to begin introducing multiple African-made professional use rapid diagnostics into HIV programs by 2024.
  • Rays of Hope: Build or strengthen radiation safety legislation and infrastructure and provide quality control, guidance, training and equipment in the fight against cancer. (with DOE)
  • Global Health Security Partnerships: Funding would continue efforts at preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats at home and abroad. (with DOD, USAID and CDC)

Food Security

  • Vision for African Crops and Soils (VACS): This program will ensure that indigenous and nutritious crops Africans rely on for nutrition can better adapt to climate change; this builds on history of food security programming on the continent and will be a new element of the US-AU Strategic Partnership, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC). (with USAID)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

Trade and Investment

  • Technical Assistance for Bankable Infrastructure (TABI): This program aims to boost private sector-led development of African infrastructure by providing technical assistance to partner African governments for the identification and design of commercially viable infrastructure projects. (with DOS)
  • Executive-Led Trade Missions: Senior Commerce Department officials are leading U.S. companies on trade missions to learn about new markets and discover new business opportunities and partnerships. In March 2023, a trade mission traveled to Nairobi, Kenya with companies from the healthcare, infrastructure, and information and communications technology sectors. In August 2023, a Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI) Trade Mission will travel to South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria, including U.S. owned or led businesses from underserved communities and business communities in the Automotive, Consumer Goods, ICT, and Safety & Security sectors.
  • U.S.-Zambia commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): In March 2023, as announced by Vice President Harris during her visit to Zambia, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Zambian Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Industry Chipoka Mulenga signed an MOU for collaboration to develop and implement commercial projects of strategic priority.

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Peace and Security

  • 21st Century Partnership for African Security (21PAS):  21PAS is a three-year program to enhance security sector governance and build the capacity of select African partners across key mission areas to improve their resistance to transnational threats and enhance regional stability and security. 21PAS is intended to strengthen security sector governance and build partner capacity to enable African partners and regional organizations better and more sustainably address priority threats to security and stability.  Effective, legitimate, responsible and accountable militaries and other security forces are essential to support open, democratic and resilient societies in Africa and to counter destabilizing threats.  Under 21PAS, the Department of Defense is prioritizing institutional capacity building that will bound a foundation for the sustainment of other capabilities.  21PAS programs can include equipment and training of partner nations’ military and security forces, which will be accompanied by training and other institutional capacity building activities that advance security sector governance. (with DOD)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights

  • Transform Digital Spaces to Reflect Feminist Democratic Principles (Transform): Launched in March 2023, Transform is supporting the piloting of practical activities to prevent, respond to, and mitigate the risk of technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV), including TFGBV perpetrated against women in politics and public life.

Youth, Education, and Diaspora

  • Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI): Training young African leaders in business and entrepreneurship, public management, and civic leadership. During the African Diaspora and Youth event, Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans to work with Congress to fund additional U.S. government investment for the State Department and USAID’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This funding will expand leadership training and mentoring for young African women and men, as well as expand partnerships with the private sector and African Diaspora to increase economic opportunities, digital connectivity, gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusivity. (with DOS)

Trade and Investment

  • African Women’s Trade and Investment Project: Promote women’s participation and leadership in trade-related industries and sectors across Africa through the Africa Trade and Investment program and the Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund.
  • Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Activity, GenDev Buy-In: Boost trade and investment to, from, and within Africa by advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through the Imarisha Women’s Initiative.


  • The Climate Action Infrastructure Investment Facility (CAIF): CAIF will enable USAID to contribute to facilities and funds that bring multiple investors and donors together to invest in large-scale climate solutions in emerging and frontier markets.
  • President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE): President Biden announced at COP27 new funding to accelerate PREPARE’s work across the African continent. This is helping expand access to things like early warning systems, adaptation finance, and climate risk insurance. PREPARE aims to help more than half a billion people in developing countries adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change this decade. 
  • Power Africa Plus Up:  This funding will support new clean energy generation projects across sub-Saharan Africa, including the U.S.-Africa Clean-Tech Energy Network (CTEN), a collaboration between Power Africa and Prosper Africa. CTEN is a collaboration between the U.S. Government, U.S. cleantech energy companies, and African energy stakeholders. USAID Power Africa is launching a new activity to support women’s participation in the energy sector in Nigeria through training and capacity building, policies that promote gender equity in the workforce, and job placement.


  • Transform Health Fund:  Finance enterprises that improve health system resilience and pandemic preparedness across the continent. (with DFC)
  • COVID-19 Africa Response: Funding to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, which will focus on accelerating widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations; reducing morbidity and mortality from COVID-19; mitigating transmission; and strengthening health systems.
  • Global Health Security (GHS): The COVID-19 pandemic is a strong reminder of the effect that an emerging pathogen can have on people’s health, on global economies, and the importance of strengthening country capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging infectious disease threats. As part of the interagency GHS initiative, USAID will work with partner countries to support major gaps in their national health security action plans and build strong health systems in critical technical areas such as addressing zoonotic diseases, strengthening infection prevention and control, expanding lab and surveillance systems, strengthening human resources for health security and other essential activities.
  • Primary Impact (formerly Accelerating Primary Health Care Collaborative): Is working with partner countries in Africa, to leverage the entirety of our global health program footprint to accelerate primary health care to reclaim lost ground on global health from the COVID-19 pandemic and to foster resilience and preparedness against future threats.  Focus countries in Africa include Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria where USAID Mission teams are working with their government counterparts and local civil society to set action plans, outline priority interventions and key milestones and metrics, to track improvements in cohesive primary health care service delivery over a two-year timeframe. This effort is meant to help accelerate improvements as part of recovery to pre-pandemic mortality rates and coverage of essential services.
  • PMI Health Workforce Support: The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is working across the health system in 24 countries in Africa to deepen our support for the health workforce, including by enacting a policy change in 2021 to catalyze long-term investment in community health workers with access to the hardest-to-reach areas affected by malaria.  Under this new policy, partner countries throughout Africa are paying community health workers with PMI funds.
  • Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA): Power Africa’s Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA) is a public-private partnership under President Biden’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) initiative to sustainably electrify and digitally connect 10,000 health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa. In collaboration with partners such as Resolve, Bechtel, Vodafone, Caterpillar, Zola Energy, Orange, and World Vision HETA plans to connect more than 500 health facilities by the end of 2023, saving thousands of lives, providing proper cold storage for vital vaccines and medications, and creating more resilient health systems.
  • Partnership to Accelerate Regional Manufacturing: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative, and DFC also announced plans to accelerate regional manufacturing capacity for vaccines, tests, and therapeutics, including PEPFAR’s plans to procure 15 million HIV test kits produced by African manufacturers by 2025 and to shift at least 2 million clients to first line HIV treatments with African-made antiretroviral drugs by 2030. (with DFC)

Food Security

  • Critical Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Food Security Program Funds: President Biden announced that through USAID, the Administration will provide additional humanitarian assistance- including food, water, shelter, emergency healthcare, sanitation and hygiene, humanitarian protection, and critical nutrition services- to help the people of African nations impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.
  • U.S.-AU Joint Strategic Partnership on Food Security: The strategic framework will reference and build on existing bilateral, regional, multilateral, non-governmental, and philanthropic efforts to advance food security and will leverage the public and private sectors to address immediate and acute food and fertilizer needs in the short-term– including by addressing food supplies that have been disrupted – and promote transformational investments in medium-to long- term sustainable and resilient food systems.

Prosper Africa

Trade and Investment

  • U.S.-Africa Buyer Supplier Network: New partnerships will connect U.S. buyers and African suppliers to expand supply chain operations on the continent, increase access to trade preferences under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and advance the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). 
  • Prosper Africa Tech for Trade Alliance: An e-commerce and digital trade alliance with major U.S. and African companies will fuel Africa’s technological revolution. The Prosper Africa Tech for Trade Alliance will accelerate e-commerce and digital trade in Africa and address legal, regulatory, and logistical bottlenecks. 
  • African Infrastructure Investment Facility: A partnership between Prosper Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and TradeMark East Africa will establish Trade Catalyst Africa, an investment facility, is expected to leverage private financing for African infrastructure with the potential to expand continent-wide.
  • U.S. Institutional Investment for African Infrastructure: New partnerships with the Institutional Investor Network (IIN) and global advisory firm MiDA Advisors will channel large-scale investments into African infrastructure and build enduring relationships between the trillion dollar U.S. pension community and their African counterparts.
  • Prosper Africa Catalytic Investment Facility: A new partnership with five African asset managers will grow the African asset management space and drive investment in African small businesses. The combination of these five partnerships, with a focus on addressing global challenges like climate change, food security, and women’s empowerment, will benefit hundreds of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars in revenue for businesses.

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Trade and Investment

  • MCC Regional Compacts with the Governments of Benin and Niger: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Governments of Benin and Niger signed the first regional compacts to support regional economic integration, trade, and cross-border collaboration.
  • Pending MCC Compacts/Threshold Programs: Planned compacts/threshold programs for Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Regional/Concurrent Cote d’Ivoire, and Zambia.
  • New Program Eligibility: President Biden announced MCC Board selection of four countries as eligible for new MCC programs: The Gambia Compact, Togo Compact, Regional/Concurrent Compact with Senegal, and Mauritania Threshold Program.
  • Togo Compact: The MCC Board selected Togo to develop a Compact in December 2022; and following a constraint to growth analysis, the Government of Togo elected to focus compact development on the digital and power sectors. MCC is exploring potential investments in digital connectivity, building skills to enable digital innovation and digital payment systems.

Food Security

  • MCC is launching implementation of an irrigated horticulture project in Lesotho to help farmers transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture that also includes business support, improvements in the refrigerated cold chain, and construction of greenfield irrigation schemes. 
  • Other agricultural projects moving towards implementation are focused on agricultural tax reform and downstream investments in Mozambique and policy reforms for seeds, fertilizer, and trade in Malawi.

U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)

Trade and Investment

  • USADF Off-grid Energy Challenges: USADF announced three Off-grid Energy Challenges (healthcare facilities electrification, energy for agriculture, and women in energy) through which the agency will provide grants to African enterprises to promote market-based solutions that connect businesses to electricity and impact marginalized communities.
  • Inaugural Annual Diaspora Award: Annual grant to a U.S.-based business owned and led by members of the African Diaspora
  • USADF-DFC African Small Business Catalyst: Blended-financing program with loans and grants to African entrepreneurs advancing and deploying innovation or technology. (with DFC)
  • Small grant competition: Prize announced at the Innovators Reception
  • NBPA Foundation and USADF Partnership to Increase Investment: Capital for African enterprises and community-led initiatives through a grant multiplier mechanism.

Peace Corps


  • Peace Corps Climate Change Initiative: Over the next year, the Peace Corps will launch a climate initiative that will include support for Volunteers and staff in up to 24 sub-Saharan African countries.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


  • Africa-focused Nuclear-Renewables Innovation Studies: This line of effort will uplift communities through nuclear-renewable system innovation.  It will also support a new case study for Ghana on cointegrating nuclear/renewable energy systems, creating clean energy jobs, and applying nuclear solutions to non-electric applications.
  • Demonstration of Direct Air Capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology with Geothermal Energy in Kenya: Cooperation on a pre-FEED study for one or more demonstration projects which would remove 1,000-10,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year through direct air capture with geothermal energy.
  • Domestic Energy Access, Decarbonization and Critical Minerals Development in Mozambique: Cooperation on an assessment of opportunities for expanding domestic energy access, supporting responsible and abated natural gas and clean energy development, and adding economic value to critical minerals production and processing.
  • African Center of Excellence for Carbon Management Technology: The Center will help to foster an enabling environment for the development and commercial deployment of carbon management in Nigeria, to be expanded to other Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Nuclear Education and Training Courses: This line of effort will support a series of nuclear education and training courses to be taught live for government officials in African countries.
  • Solar Decathlon Africa: A memorandum of understanding is in place with Morocco to host a Solar Decathlon Design Challenge in 2024. The competition will challenge collegiate teams around the world to design zero energy buildings powered by renewables. The competition is not USG funded.

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Trade and Investment

  • DFC Financing for Private Sector Projects: At the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, DFC announced active commitments across Africa.
    • Since the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, DFC has committed financing to projects across the continent.
      • Helium Health: DFC has committed to provide a guaranty for a local Nigerian financial institution’s loan to One Global Medical Technology Limited (d/b/a Helium Health).  The DFC guaranty will enable Helium Health to on-lend to small and medium healthcare facilities in Nigeria to use for much needed equipment purchase, drug inventory, and facility expansion.
      • Opportunity International Savings and Loans: With support from USAID, a loan portfolio guaranty to Opportunity International Savings and Loans will support agricultural microenterprises and smallholder farmers, particularly in regions of northern Ghana that face high rates of poverty and malnutrition. (with USAID)
      • Hewa Tele: Hewa Tele provides an affordable and regular supply of medical oxygen to healthcare facilities in Africa. The loan will support the construction of facilities and distribution depots for medical oxygen and associated products, as well as train healthcare providers in the use of products.
      • Africa Data Centers: In late May 2023, DFC announced that Africa Data Centers (ADCs), Africa’s largest network of interconnected data facilities, is using part of its loan facility to construct a first-of-its kind data center in Ghana. Africa accounts for less than one percent of total available global data center capacity despite being home to 17 percent of the world’s total population.


  • Golomoti JCM Solar Corporation Limited: DFC announced a loan to Golomoti JCM Solar Corporation Limited in Malawi for the first solar power plant in sub-Saharan Africa with a grid-connected battery energy storage system that will help ensure dependable supply and reduce frequent blackouts.


  • Water Access Acceleration Fund (W2AF): The fund will invest in approximately 10 small and medium-sized enterprises in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector to scale access to potable and affordable water in sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets.  W2AF also has strong support from USAID with their commitment for technical assistance and first loss. (with USAID) 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Food Security

  • Scientific Exchanges Program in West Africa on Climate Change and Food Security: In 2023, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with the University of Missouri through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Scientific Exchanges Program to provide training to researchers in West Africa on climate-smart agriculture and pest risk management.
  • Food Safety for Food Security (FS4FS) Program Expansion: USDA, USAID, and FDA have launched a new, five-year program. The FS4FS program will help address capacity building needs on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) policy and regulatory issues globally and in Africa. (with USAID and FDA)

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)


  • Sierra Leone: Run-of-River Hydroelectric Plant: This funding will support Sewa Energy Resources, a green infrastructure project developer, with supplementary engineering and environmental studies for the implementation of a 27-megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric plant in Sierra Leone. The plant would supplement Sierra Leone’s current estimated 167 megawatts of energy capacity, increasing access to reliable power generated through renewable energy.
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Cotton Biomass Generation Project: This grant provides project preparation support to Ecostar, an Ivorian energy company, to help develop a 25-megawatt biomass powerplant in Cote d’Ivoire.  The plant will supply power to the Ivoirian national grid by transforming agricultural waste to clean energy, easing the carbon footprint of the country’s flourishing cotton sector. 
  • Zambia: Renewable Energy Infrastructure: Through a feasibility study grant, USTDA is advancing the efforts of Africa GreenCo Group, a renewable energy trader, to develop a 400 megawatt-hour battery energy storage system portfolio that would be one of the largest in Africa. The project will help facilitate the integration of renewable power into Zambia’s grid, while ensuring its stability and reliability. 
  • South Africa: Clean Energy and Climate Event Series: In support of the Just Energy Transition Partnership, USTDA is funding a series of four Clean Energy and Climate Infrastructure events to promote cooperation between the U.S. and South African public and private sectors on clean energy development. 
  • Regional: U.S.-Africa Climate Innovation Week: USTDA will advance the development of climate resilience and adaptation projects in Africa by hosting a U.S.-Africa Climate Innovation Week in the United States for leaders from across the continent. This partnership-building engagement will include parallel reverse trade missions to multiple U.S. cities, to showcase innovative American technologies, services and best practices that can benefit Africa’s infrastructure for water management, and early warning and emergency management systems.


  • Regional: Africa Healthcare Regulatory Convergence Workshop Series: USTDA will host a five-part Africa Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products Workshop Series that will support continental alignment with international standards and convergence of regulatory healthcare systems across Africa. 
  • Regional: Healthcare Innovation Reverse Trade Mission Series: In August 2023, USTDA will bring a delegation of public and private healthcare institutions from Kenya and South Africa to the United States to meet with U.S. industry and government leaders and discuss U.S. best practices, solutions, and services in the healthcare sector.
  • Regional West Africa: Aerial Health and Distribution Service Expansion: USTDA is funding a feasibility study for Fly Zipline Ghana Limited to expand healthcare access and related-sector logistics in Ghana and Nigeria using unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition to making healthcare more accessible and affordable, the project is anticipated to increase access to e-commerce, postal, and agricultural products. 
  • Kenya: Kenya Hospital Association Medical Center Service Expansion: USTDA is funding a feasibility study for Kenya Hospital Association to expand and improve healthcare access and services in Kenya, including establishing five medical centers outside Nairobi, expanding oncology and other services among existing facilities, specifically the Nairobi Hospital, and upgrading IT systems throughout its network.
  • Nigeria: Lily Urban Hospital Resuscitation: USTDA is funding a feasibility study for Nigerian private healthcare network, Lily Hospitals Limited, to support the acquisition, refurbishment, and operation of ten healthcare facilities that will serve up to 25,000 patients annually.  
  • Nigeria: Cedarcrest Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center: USTDA is funding a feasibility study for Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited, a Nigerian private health operator, to develop a comprehensive cancer treatment center in Abuja that will provide diagnosis and treatment services for up to 1,000 patients per year. The center will offer full-range oncology services to include prevention and screening, diagnostics, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgical oncology, and radiotherapy. 
  • Regional: Mobihealth Multi-Country Telehealth Expansion: USTDA is funding a feasibility study for Nigeria’s Mobihealthcare Limited (Mobihealth) to support the expansion of its telehealth services from Nigeria to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, and Egypt. The Africa Investment Forum is collaborating with USTDA to facilitate the development and financing of Mobihealth’s expansion project once the study is complete. This effort will help expand healthcare access for 100,000 individuals per year across Africa.  

Digital Development

  • Regional: Africa Urban Internet Connectivity Expansion: USTDA is funding a study for Nairobi-based internet service provider, Poa! Internet, to support the delivery of affordable fixed wireless internet access to one million African households in low-income urban communities across the continent. 
  • Malawi: Fixed Wireless and Fiber Access Network Expansion: USTDA awarded a feasibility study grant to Converged Technology Networks Limited, a Malawian internet service provider, to support the expansion of fixed wireless and fiber access networks across the country. This project will provide digital access for more than 800,000 people in underserved communities.
  • Regional: Digital Infrastructure Expansion in East and Central Africa: USTDA awarded a feasibility study grant to Bandwidth & Cloud Services (BCS-EA) that would help unlock over 141M USD in project financing for BCS-EA’s planned expansion of terrestrial, submarine, metro and access fiber across Kenya, DRC, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Southern Africa: Bridging the Digital Divide Reverse Trade Mission: In March 2023, USTDA hosted a delegation of internet service providers and fiber operators from across Southern Africa to the United States to support their priority of bridging the digital divide with quality infrastructure. During the visit in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley, CA, the delegates learned about innovative U.S. technologies and financing solutions.

Export-Import (EXIM) Bank

Trade and Investment

  • At the Forum, EXIM signed new Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the African Export-Import Bank, Africa 50, and the Africa Finance Corporation.
    • Nigeria Sapele Energy Storage: Loan guarantee to support Nigerian power company purchase of U.S.-made energy storage batteries.
    • Angola GatesAir: EXIM’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a transaction to support GatesAir Inc.’s contract to provide analog FM transmitters, antennas, training and radio studio modernization equipment to Radio Nacional de Angola, the state-owned national radio broadcaster. This radio signal expansion and modernization is to reach 95 percent of the Angolan population with FM radio signals. For the first time, the government will be able to address the entire nation simultaneously.
    • Africa 50: MOU for the export of U.S. goods and services to buyers throughout Africa in support of infrastructure, transportation, digital technology and renewable energy projects.
    • Africa Finance Corporation: MOU supporting U.S. goods and services, allowing for enhanced opportunities for collaboration on renewable energy, critical minerals and infrastructure.
    • Angola/Sun Africa: In April, EXIM approved financing for two solar projects that were announced at the 2022 G7 Summit by the Government of Angola, U.S. firm AfricaGlobal Schaffer, and U.S. project developer Sun Africa. Together, the projects will generate over 500 megawatts of renewable power; provide access to clean energy resources across Angola; help Angola meet its climate commitments; and support exports of U.S. solar panel mounting systems, connectors, switches, sensors, and other equipment.

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

Trade and Investment

  • Memorandum of Understanding: The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on behalf of the United States Government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat to support institutions to accelerate sustainable economic growth across the continent.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


  • Artemis Accords: The U.S.-African Space Forum celebrated the signing of the Artemis Accords by Nigeria and Rwanda, making them the first African signatories. (with DOS)
  • Commercial Space Partnerships: A number of U.S. companies announced new investments and partnerships with African entities. (with DOS)

Health and Human Services (HHS)


  • CDC Support for Africa CDC through the National Public Health Institute (NPHI) Program: The NPHI Program offers ongoing trainings and directs technical assistance that strengthen the capacity of Africa CDC staff in surveillance methodologies and disease prevention and control.  Since the beginning of the Administration, with current and planned investments, CDC is supporting Africa CDC to build out an online platform for supporting Africa CDC’s goals of building workforce capacity within African Union Member States.
  • Field Epidemiology Training Program: Strengthens countries’ capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats.  FETP graduates were mobilized during recent outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania, Sudan Ebolavirus in Uganda, and the 2021 Ebola outbreak in Guinea, as well as the COVID-19 response in multiple countries.
  • Infection Prevention and Control: CDC is actively working to improve healthcare personnel safety across Africa through numerous initiatives, programs, and implementing partners to improve healthcare safety from infectious disease threats both locally and within each region. These programs involve healthcare worker surveillance to quickly detect COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections; facility-based comprehensive safety assessments and quality improvement initiatives to ensure continuity of essential health services; infectious disease threat rapid detection and response networks; and healthcare worker training. (with CDC)

U.S. Department of State

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