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Fostering sustainable development across Lake Chad Basin

The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum will support ongoing national, regional and multilateral efforts towards the stabilization of the region, including efforts at restoring Lake Chad's waters as part…  


UNDP launches mobile application to help design campaigns to prevent violent extremism

Tackling extremist narratives should ensure local voices are captured in developing counter messages.  


Enhancing cross-border coordination and cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The European Union and UNDP signed an agreement for a US$10 million, three-year project to address drivers of conflict and instability between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.  


Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


Winning hearts and minds in ungoverned spaces

The tragic spate of attacks in Western Europe, the Sahel, and most recently in Mogadishu, Somalia, have all targeted at the very heart of capital cities and densely populated urban centers.  




UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  


Journey to extremism in Africa

Based on hundreds of interviews with extremists, first-of-its-kind study pinpoints key factors triggering decisions to join violent extremist groups in Africa.  

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