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Valuing biodiversity and achieving national SDG targets

Biodiversity is much more than a list of species of microbes, fauna and flora, it is the colourful image we have of our landscapes, the inspiration for our spiritual and cultural heritage, the…  



Rwanda: preparing for disaster is key to development | Auke Lootsma

Across the world, both the number of disasters and their human and economic impact have been on the rise. In 2011, natural disasters killed more than 30,000 people and affected 244 million. That same…  


Rwanda: Gains made against poverty, a lesson for others

Rwanda’s latest data release this month shows enormous improvement in the living standards of citizens over the past five years, and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight…  


Africa women MPs discuss ways to boost numbers in political sphere

African women Members of Parliament see political will, financing and enhancing education opportunities as some of the ways to increase the participation of women in the political sphere.  


Africa MDG Reports Collection

MDG Reports: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea,…  


Empowering youth by employment – UNDP scaling up YouthConnekt programme in Africa

In 2013, Rwanda launched YouthConnekt, a youth empowerment initiative. Since then, more than 13,000 young people in the country have participated in YouthConnekt debates where they have learned about…  


Africa HDR Collection

MDG Reports: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea,…  


YouthConnekt Africa Summit launches Hub, and Innovation and Empowerment Fund to expand Opportunities for Youth

Young African entrepreneurs with innovative start-ups that have potential for scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and a support structure through the YouthConnekt Africa Hub…  

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