USAID to Open Trade and Investment Hub in Botswana

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will open a Botswana office of its Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub on Wednesday August 23rd 2017.

The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub is the fourth generation of USAID projects focused on improving the livelihoods of Southern Africans by increasing their access to trade and broadening investment.

Funded by USAID, it has contributed to the development of growth sectors including agribusiness, food processing, textiles and apparel and infrastructure in Botswana and the entire SADC region where it previously operated as the Southern Africa Trade Hub.

Footprint to Africa reports that the new Hub will work closely with the Government of Botswana, particularly its Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry to: break down trade barriers to increase exports; achieve regional integration; increase uptake in utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act by Botswana businesses; improve productivity; and facilitate robust regional trade and global market access.

The official opening of the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub will be presided over by Earl Miller, the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana.

It is located on the 16th Floor of the iTowers building in Botswana’s capital Gaborone.

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