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UNDP, Germany, Spain and EU launch EUR 42 million programme at UN Climate Summit to help countries deliver on the Paris Agreement

UNDP, together with the Governments of Germany and Spain, and the European Commission, today launched a new programme to support countries in making progress on their commitments under the Paris…  


Securing vanilla for farmers and development in Comoros

Vanilla, ylang-ylang and clove sectors together account for 80 percent of Comoros’ exports and employ 45 percent of the archipelago’s workforce – approximately 123,000 people - placing these sectors…  


Sub-Saharan Africa needs next-generation weather and climate services

In Tanzania, a lightning strike killed a teacher and six students in 2015 – another sad example of the thousands of deaths that could be avoided with the effective deployment of modern weather and…  


Weather and Climate Systems - Africa

UNDP supports climate information and early warning system projects in 11 African nations through its Programme on Climate Information for Resilient Development in Africa (CIRDA).  


El Nino happens every 3-7 years. How can Africa be better prepared?

Some 60 million people’s lives have been affected by the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon in the Horn and Southern Africa, the strongest since 1950. Severe drought conditions have led to crop production…  


Maendeleo Policy Forum: Paris Climate Change Agreement and Africa – What next?

Following the historic global climate pact agreed in Paris last December, the Regional Service Centre for Africa hosted a Maendeleo Policy Forum on 29 February 2016 titled: Paris Climate Change…  


Addressing radicalization and violent extremism through climate action

Climate change and violent extremism will be two of the major threats to the stability of states and societies in the next decades. In many countries in the continent (Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South…  



UNDP ramps up support for National Adaptation Plans

Following the guidelines developed by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group, nations supported through UNDP programmes are also developing integrated roadmaps for National Adaptation Plans,…  


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