The Feed the Future West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Activity is implemented by a consortium of highly-experienced organizations, led by Washington-based Creative Associates International.
Creative Associates International is a leading implementer of global development programming with proven expertise in economic growth and grants administration and a strong presence in West Africa. Creative provides overall program implementation and administers and manages grants.
Around the world, Creative works with underserved communities by sharing expertise and experience in education, elections, economic growth, citizen security, governance and transitions from conflict to peace. Creative was founded in 1977 and is minority-owned and operated. Other implementing partners include:
Dalberg, an innovative private sector firm experienced in developing blended finance models and equity funds in West Africa, with a focus on women entrepreneurs. Dalberg was founded in New York and now has offices in 19 countries. It will specialize in the design of private sector partnerships and technical assistance for the Hub.
Pragma is a U.S.-based small business with expertise in facilitating trade, increasing competitiveness and creating sustainable jobs. Pragma will support the Hub in creating private sector partnerships and meeting African Growth and Opportunity Act requirements.
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture is the Hub’s key agricultural partner with current programming in Nigeria and past experience in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and other Feed the Future target countries in West Africa. CNFA, based in Washington, leads the award and management of research and development grants in Nigeria for the Hub.
Connexus Corp., headquartered in Virginia, is a consulting firm that designs sustainable, market-based development strategies to connect local economies with global markets. It will oversee public=private partnerships for the Hub.
Fraym is an innovative U.S. small business specializing in data and satellite imagery that supports monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Hub through geographic information systems solutions.