USADF helps conflict and post-conflict communities in Nigeria rebuild local economies


$2.8 Million in 25 Active Project Grants

USADF Program Goals

1) ... those presently underserved but ready to do their part ...

2) .. hard to reach communities beyond Africa's growth frontier. ..

3) ...connecting community enterprises with capital and technical support.

Country Contact

For further information contact:

USADF Country Program Coordinator
NO 4/5 Swimming Pool Road,
Kofar GamjiGate,
Kaduna, Nigeria


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USADF began programming in Nigeria in 2001

Focus: Supporting community associations involved in value-added agricultural production and processing, aquaculture and serving disabled populations.

Underserved: USADF grants in Nigeria support several women’s cooperatives as well as disabled groups such as autistic individuals. USADF operates in the most marginalized region of Nigeria, the Niger Delta, which is a region that lacks basic infrastructure and suffers from environmental degradation from oil production and ongoing conflict. USADF funds groups in Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi State and areas currently troubled local terrorism.

Conflict: USADF operates in regions, such as Kaduna, Kano and the Niger Delta, that are subject to wide-spread violence and instability. USADF projects provide vital support to community associations to grow their income generating activities. USADF has grants with mixed Christian and Muslim groups in areas of unrest.

Food Security: USADF grants support farming cooperatives in the production of cassava, sorghum and maize and fish, staple food products in Nigeria.  These initiatives decrease Nigeria’s large food deficit and increase income and availability of nutritious food at the grassroots level.

Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge : Many Nigerian communities in rural and marginalized areas lack access to power for their businesses, homes and daily activities.  To tackle this problem, USADF, USAID and GE Africa have launched the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge, now open for applications.  The Challenge awards grants of up to $100,000 to African companies and organizations providing off-grid solutions in Nigeria that deploy renewable resources and power local economic activities.  As part of the U.S. Government’s Power Africa initiative, we welcome your innovative solutions to develop, scale-up and extend the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy – reaching communities not served by the existing power grids.

For more information on how to apply click here.

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