The project Accelerating Trade in West Africa (ATWA) commenced in February. ATWA is a new initiative aiming to establish a durable, multi-donor vehicle dedicated to advancing regional integration, expanding trade and lowering trade costs along key trade routes in West Africa. Working alongside regional Commissions, national government and the private sector, ATWA will address both “soft” policy and trade facilitation issues and “hard” infrastructure constraints to ensure meaningful impact.

At present, ATWA is financed the Danish aid agency, Danida, although other development partners have already expressed interest to join. The ATWA scoping and design phase is being executed by Saana Consulting Ltd over the period February 2015 to October 2016.

To read more about ATWA, please visit the project micro site: http://www.saana.com/about-saana-main/project-micro-sites/accelerating-trade-in-west-africa-atwa