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  • Power Africa - Rwanda

    In the rural Musanze District, it is not only villagers who participate in these volunteer activities. Representatives from DC HydroPower, a Rwandan energy company and a USTDA partner, also join the group for Umuganda. They are committed, on every day of the month, to ensuring that the work they do has a positive impact on the community.

  • Increasing Power Reliability in South Africa

    For several years, USTDA has partnered with South Africa's eThekwini Electricity, a leading domestic power distribution company, to promote and implement energy efficiency strategies for the modernization and expansion of its grid. USTDA-funded technical assistance included a plan for an integrated information technology (IT) system to allow the company to tie customer data with supply information in real time.

  • Brighter Sales in South Africa

    In 2010, USTDA worked with representatives of the public and private sectors in South Africa to reduce energy consumption by investing in energy efficient technologies. This program included a training session in South Africa and a reverse trade mission that introduced delegates to energy efficient technologies, equipment, and best practices.

  • Supporting U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

    In 2002, Rudi Roeslein, Chief Executive Officer of Roeslein & Associates, approached USTDA to fund a feasibility study on the construction of a two-piece can manufacturing facility in Nigeria. At the time Roeslein & Associates was looking to expand into emerging economies, but the company was too small to fund a study on market potential in a country like Nigeria.

  • USTDA Brings Broadband Access to Africa

    As a direct result of USTDA's investment in the visit of a ministerial-level delegation to the United States and a regional ICT conference, over $400 million in U.S. equipment and services exports were utilized by African project managers to bring broadband communications to Africa.