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About the Trade and Investment Hub

The key objectives of the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub are to increase international competitiveness, intra-regional trade and food security in Southern Africa. Activities include:

  • Customs reform and modernization
  • Food production and security
  • Textiles and apparel production and exports
  • Trade facilitation and WTO compliance

The Trade and Investment Hub is supported by USAID and works closely with the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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The Strategic Partnership Fund furthers the goals and impact of the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub by supporting interventions to catalyze rapid and inclusive economic growth across the region. Industry associations, Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs), cooperatives, civil society and other entities are encouraged to apply. Resources on this page provide detailed information on eligibility, types of initiatives intended for grant support, and how to apply!
*** Update as of January 15, 2018 ***
*** Please note that the Trade Hub is currently not accepting new grant applications ***
*** Applicants who participated in 2017 will be contacted ***
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Questions and Answers Answers to your questions, received via email, are now available here. The period to ask questions formally closed June 16. 
Deadlines Extended ! Please note the following changes in the deadlines.
Deadline to submit questions has been extended to Friday, June 16, 2017, at 17:00 (GMT+2). Questions should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for the first wave of concept notes has been extended to Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Submit concept notes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call for Applications Revision
Please note that the Annual Program Statement has been revised:
Read the revised document here.
An Applicant Information Summary Page has been added (Attachment F)
An Applicant Past Performance Page has been added (Attachment G)
What is the Strategic Partnership Fund?
Read our brochure for a general introduction
How do I apply for funding?
We're now accepting applications through our Annual Program Statement. Download the full document for application instructions (pdf).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply? What's the application process?
Upcoming Events
Information Sessions:
Windhoek, Namibia: May 23    RSVP
Johannesburg, South Africa: June 1   RSVP
Maseru, Lesotho: June 8   RSVP   

The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub is a proud implementing partner of two U.S. presidential initiatives, Trade Africa and Feed the Future.

Trade Africa is a partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties among Africa, the United States, and other global markets.

Feed the Future works from farms to markets to tables to improve incomes and nutrition. Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of poverty and the prevalence of stunted children (a measure of undernutrition) each by 20 percent in the areas where we work. This means more families will be able to lift themselves out of poverty and pay for things like nutritious food, education and health care.

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USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world.

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