Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Countering Wildlife Trafficking in West Africa

Announcement Type: Request for Federal Assistance Awards Applications Public Opportunity Title: Countering Wildlife Trafficking in West Africa NOFO Opportunity Number: SFOP0004251 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.705 – Transnational Crime Funding Amount: Not to exceed the total amount of $1,250,000 U.S. Dollars NOFO Issuance Date: May 8, 2018 Deadline for Receipt of Questions: ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – May 22, 2018.

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (May 22, 2018) Location:  Ouagadougou Event:  Heightened police presence in Ouagadougou continues.  U.S. government employees under Chief of Mission authority (U.S. citizens and family members) are subject to an Embassy-imposed curfew from 12:00 midnight to 5 AM and may not travel to the Karpala and Balkuy neighborhoods in ...
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Ambassador Young Earns his Wings with Burkinabe paratroopers

The African sun rises over an airfield near Ouagadougou. Villagers look to the sky with anticipation as children point upwards and smile once they witness the opening of parachutes. Flintlock is an annual exercise that provides African, North American and European participants the opportunity to build trust and confidence, and bolster partnerships. Burkinabe, Malian, American, Austrian, ...
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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Announces $8.8 million to Advance Progress on Development of Burkina Faso Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2018 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) last week announced $8.8 million in new funding to advance the development of a five-year MCC compact in Burkina Faso to reduce poverty through economic growth. MCC Principal Deputy Vice President Kyeh Kim was joined by Edith Clémence Yaka, Delegate Minister of ...
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USAFRICOM announces Flintlock 2018

From April 9-20, 2018, Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal will host the Flintlock 2018. The Flintlock is the largest multilateral military exercise of special operations and law enforcement training between African and Caribbean nations, which, since 2005, has strengthened key partner country forces across North and West Africa, as well as Western Special Operations Forces. ...
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Strong Burkinabe delegation at the 62nd annual Commission of the Status of Women

YALI Mandela Washington 2017 Fellow Kadija Simboro traveled to New York City from March 22-25, 2018 to represent Burkina Faso at the 62nd annual Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 2018). Kadija is the President of the Association Femme Leader of Africa and Burkina Faso and General Director of Farafina Eco-engineering. She believes that “access ...
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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou highlights women’s initiatives in their community.

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? During this month, we will feature talented Burkinabe women with whom we have had the honor to work through our exchange programs, educational initiatives, and development projects. We are proud of their accomplishments in their communities and proud to call them partners in building a stronger ...
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State Department Designation of Ansarul Islam

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note February 20, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ansarul Islam as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.  E.O. 13224 imposes strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant ...
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Recruitment of our new group of interns

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou is currently recruiting interns to serve four months, from August to November 2018. The internship Program was designed for students in Burkina Faso and aims at benefiting both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in ...
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USDA selects Burkina Faso as FY2018 priority country for McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service is pleased to announce that Burkina Faso is among the countries selected as a 2018 McGovern-Dole Priority Country. Please see USDA’s McGovern-Dole web page for more information. Applications are due to USDA Friday, March 30, 2018. Please see the FY 2018 McGovern Dole Notice of Funding Opportunity web page for ...
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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service FY2018 Cochrane Fellowship Program Seeking Applicants

The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) is recruiting FY2018 Cochran Fellowship participants from Burkina Faso’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institution (HRI) sector. Ideally, we are looking for hotel/restaurant chefs or managers in charge of menu selection or ingredient purchasing. The hope is that after a two- to three-week training in the ...
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FOOD FOR PEACE DRAFT FISCAL YEAR 2018 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT FOOD SECURITY ACTIVITIES IN BURKINA FASO

USAID released its draft Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Request for Applications (RFA) for development food and nutrition security activities in Burkina Faso, in addition to its country-specific information (CSI). Because these materials are in draft and subject to change, all potential applicants are strongly advised to wait for the final versions before starting to ...
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Embassy joins a global campaign for women’s condition

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is coordinating activities and outreach throughout the 16 Days Campaign to raise awareness, change the conversation, and combat traditionally accepted gender roles that tolerate violence against women. The UN’s 16 Days of Activism campaign begins on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and runs through December 10, International Human Rights Day . This campaign aims to elevate women’s role in ...
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A Capacity Building Training with ARS Speaker Eduardo Cué Strengthen GoBF Spokespersons Communication Strategies

U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou noticed a communication gap between government policies and Burkinabe citizens. The government may be doing good things of which the people are not aware or the government may be trying to communicate in crisis situations, but not doing so effectively causing rumors and misinformation. To promote the Embassy’s goal of rooting Burkina’s ...
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Annual Competition for the Fulbright and Humphrey Exchange Programs from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

The Embassy of the United States of America, announces the Annual Competition for the Fulbright & Humphrey Exchange Programs  from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Public information sessions are held every Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00, beginning Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and continuing through January 31, 2018 at the American Embassy Ouaga 2000. (Cell phones & computers not ...
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The South-West Regions Welcome U.S. Embassy Team

Ambassador Andrew Young hit the road visiting Diebougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Banfora in the South-West regions of Burkina Faso from November 7 to 11, 2017. Joined by colleagues from the Consular, Political, Economic, and Public Affairs sections, the Ambassador looked to strengthen partnerships in the regions visited and support several Embassy projects. In Diebougou, two local ...
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Fulbright and Humphrey Information Sessions in Bobo Dioulasso, A Resounding Success!

On Thursday, November 09, 2017 a team from the American Embassy held an information session at hotel Dioulassoba in Bobo Dioulasso, on the Fulbright and Humphrey programs as part of the Banfora-Diebougou-Bobo Road Show. More than 125 people attended the information session. The audience was mainly university students and teachers, researchers, professionals, members of Rotary, ...
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2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Debriefing Showcases Burkinabe Youth Transforming Communities

The U.S. Embassy‘s Public Affairs Section organized a debriefing session for the FY 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship participants in the Information Resource Center at the Embassy. The group was inspired by Ambassador Andrew Young’s call for action, encouraging Fellows to share their newly acquired skills and knowledge gained during their fellowship to positively impact ...
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Embassy Connects Youth and Tech to Improve Burkina Communities

TechCamp workshops in countries around the world connect participants with technology experts to co-create innovative tech solutions to real-world challenges.  These camps harness the power of everyday tech to help find local solutions to local problems. In July, the U.S. Embassy sent ten Burkinabe youth to attend a U.S. State Department funded Tech Camp in ...
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Official Statement on Ouagadougou Attack – August 14, 2017

The United States condemns last night’s heinous attacks in Ouagadougou and shares our condolences with those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries.  We stand by the peaceful and resolute people of Burkina Faso and the other countries of the G-5 Sahel in our common resolve against terrorism. We are inspired by the resilience of ...
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The U.S. Embassy signs a three year memorandum of understanding for the American Corner in Koudougou

Public Affairs Officer Ken Reiman met with Professor Barro Nicolas, President of University Norbert Zongo, to sign a three year memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the American Corner in Koudougou. This year alone the space provided 138 programs on American culture, English language, and educational opportunities to more than 20,000 visitors. We are eager to ...
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U.S. Army Cadets Strengthen U.S-Burkinabe Bonds

The United States is a perennial friend to Burkina Faso.  That friendship is reflected in the numerous outreach programs we have with Burkina Faso, including the U.S. Army Cadet Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP). The CULP sends cadets from different universities across the United States to travel in small groups to other nations across the ...
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Notice Of Funding Opportunity: Small PD Grants Program For Combatting Zika And Vector-Borne Diseases

The Public Diplomacy Section in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is seeking applications to implement a project entitled Empowering communities to protect and promote health through preventing Zika and other vector borne diseases. The goal of this project is to empower vulnerable communities living in “non-lotis” or slums of Ouagadougou through information ...
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Ambassador Young Inspired by Fulbright Health Clubs in the Center-East region

Ambassador Andrew Young met with the Mayor of Boussouma, Yoda Francois-De-Salles, to exchange ideas on development opportunities and challenges in Boussouma.  Accompanied by various community leaders, the Ambassador visited two women’s associations, including the Association of Female Weavers of Boussouma and the Female Association of Tomato Processing where he witnessed female entrepreneurs producing Burkinabe products. ...
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American Film Week, Cultural Crossroads

Launched by U. S. Ambassador Andrew Young the day after July 4th Independence Day celebrations, the Fifth Annual American Film Week, a collaborative project between the U. S. Embassy and the Institut Français in Ouagadougou, reached its climax with three back-to-back film shows on July 8, 2017. Over the course of four days, seven recent ...
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The U.S. Embassy Celebrates the 4th of July on Civism Topic

On July 4, the United States Embassy in Burkina Faso celebrated the 241st anniversary of independence of the United States of America with its new ambassador, Andrew R. Young, who presided over the ceremony. National and international partners, government actors from Burkina Faso, members of the press, and prominent guests were invited to celebrate the ...
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The American Roadshow Brings Ambassador Andrew R. Young to the Center-South Region

On June 23-24, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Burkina Faso Andrew R. Young toured the South Center region. The American diplomat and his delegation visited the localities of Po, Kombissisiri and Pissi. In Po, the Ambassador first stopped at the High Commission of the province of Nahouri for a meeting with ...
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Ambassador Young visits the first burkinabe FabLab

On May 31, Ambassador Andrew R. Young and his delegation visited Ouagalab, a digital manufacturing laboratory created in 2011 by young enthusiasts in Burkina Faso. The aim of the laboratory is to promote innovative ideas that address problems in agriculture, health and education through the use of digital and local resources. The young people involved ...
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U.S. Embassy Strengthen Journalists capacities in Investigation and Fact Checking

The Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso organized workshops on “Investigative Journalism and Fact Checking” in Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou led by France-based media expert George Kazolias. The first two-day workshop was held in Bobo-Dioulasso from May 15-16. Upon his return to Ouagadougou, Mr. Kazolias exchanged with communications students at Aube Nouvelle ...
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American Corner-Koudougou Supports Womens’ Entrepreneurship Training

On May 16, 2017, a team from the United States Embassy in Ouagadougou visited the Women’s Entrepreneurship Seminar led by American citizen volunteer Rachel Almeida at the American Corner-Koudougou located on the campus of the University of Koudougou. This group of young, ambitious women, comprised of mostly University of Koudougou students, has been meeting weekly ...
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Coming soon: A new way to apply for a visa!

As of June 1, 2017 we will be moving toward a new and easier way to schedule and pay for visa interviews. From June 1, 2017 Global Support Strategy (GSS) will replace the current visa support services. With GSS, applicants will be provided with services to support non-immigrant processing of visa applications, mainly fee collection, appointment ...
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Ouagadougou English Access Program Students are Leaders-In-Training

On March 11, 2017, 100 English Access Microscholarship Program students engaged in a half-day leadership training hosted at Université Aube Nouvelle (U-AUBEN) in Ouagadougou. U. S. Embassy Director of Public Affairs, Brenda Soya, pulled out her rope and blindfolds for some fun leadership and communication exercises that not only had students laughing but learning. In ...
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Election Night at the U.S Embassy in Ouagadougou

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou hosted a live election night watch party on November 8 for nearly 300 people. Guests consisted primarily of alumni, former local interns, and library patrons, as well as high-level Embassy contacts, including social media luminaries, political party representatives, and third-country diplomats. They gathered to watch the results come in as ...
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