Facilitating Private Sector Investment in West Africa. Connexus is supporting the USAID Feed the Future West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Activity by working with leading buyers, processors, and producers to catalyze private sector investment in the region. This five-year regional activity (2019-2024) links West African smallholder farmers and small businesses to regional processors and international buyers and builds the capability of local suppliers of horticulture, cashew, cocoa, shea, livestock and cereals to meet international standards, expand their production, and increase incomes. Connexus and WATIH partners are facilitating high potential export product opportunities in the agribusiness sector, light manufacturing (such as apparel), and support services (packing and labeling, logistics, etc.) in Nigeria, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and other West African countries. Through these interventions, Connexus is helping to support the creation of thousands of new jobs from targeted staple foods and value-added sectors.

Client: Creative Associates; 2019-2024

“People set a company’s culture. Not the other way around. The Connexus culture, and the inestimable value that it brings to us at the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub comes through the relentless efforts and commitment of Lotfi Kourdali, subcontracted to us by Connexus to serve as our PPP director. He brings an unfailing level of professional excellence to us, for which Connexus can feel justifiably proud.” – Michael Clements, Chief of Party, West Africa Trade and Investment Hub