DCO VP Robert Blau Visits Cabo Verde

  • MCC

    MCC Vice President Blau meets with Lydia Lima, the Deputy Mayor of São Vicente, and Donald Helfin, the U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde.

  • MCC

    MCC Vice President Blau and Acting RCD Omar Hopkins meet with Crisolita, a beneficiary of the compact's Social Access Fund.

  • MCC

    MCC Vice President Blau meets with Rita Ramos, General Director for Registration and Notary Services, in the Praia Registrar's Office.

  • MCC

    MCC Vice President Blau meets with Celso Martins, Administrator of the Port of Praia.

  • U.S. Embassy Praia

    MCC Vice President Blau at the water network inauguration ceremony with São Domingos Mayor Clemente Garcia and Cabo Verde Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva.

  • U.S. Embassy Praia

    MCC Vice President Blau at the closeout ceremony with Cabo Verde Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde Donald Helfin, and MCA-Cabo Verde Managing Director Helder Santos.

Robert Blau, MCC Vice President for the Department of Compact Operations, visited Cabo Verde from November 27-29, 2017, to celebrate the accomplishments of the five-year, $66 million Cabo Verde Compact.

The compact established policies, institutions, and infrastructure on which Cabo Verde – a U.S. maritime trade and security partner – can address issues of water scarcity and uncertain land rights, which hampered the nation’s economic growth.

Related Country Programs

  • Cabo Verde Compact

    MCC helped integrate internal markets and reduce transportation costs by upgrading Cape Verde's infrastructure, including modernization of the Port of Praia. MCC also helped link businesses to credit markets and promoted drip irrigation.

  • Cabo Verde Compact II

    This five-year compact with Cape Verde is intended to increase household incomes by reforming two sectors identified as current constraints to economic growth: the water and sanitation sector and the land management sector.