USAID's Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
The Trade and Investment Hub is a five-year trade and investment facilitation project for Southern Africa. It's the fourth generation of trade hubs funded by USAID that have helped increase trade and investment across the region. The project is expected to increase global competitiveness and intra-regional trade and improve food security in Southern Africa.

We look at business from every angle
Across five components, the Trade and Investment Hub is...

  • Leveraging finance and investment in targeted sectors
  • Supporting national, regional bodies industry, associations and service providers to facilitate intra-regional trade of agricultural commodities and economic integration;
  • facilitating improved private sector export competitiveness in key value chains (agribusiness: maize, pulses, oilseeds; exports: food ingredients, processed foods, apparel, accessories, leather and footwear)
  • Expanding trade including increased utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The Strategic Partnership Fund
In addition to providing technical assistance, the Trade and Investment Hub will award grants through the Strategic Partnership Fund to support interventions with matching funds that can catalyze rapid and inclusive growth in the Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub project, across all program components. 

 

Apply to the Strategic Partnership Fund today!

Send us a solution to increase trade and investment. We'll leverage the best ideas...

  • The Strategic Partnership Fund is now accepting applications through June 19, 2017.
  • Here is the complete description of the program.
  • We've organized information sessions across the region. See the schedule.
  • All of the information you need to complete an application is available here.