Journalist from Burkina Faso awarded with Zimeo Award for reporting on Sustainable Development Goals
Dec 28, 2016
Journalist Nourou-Dhine Salouka was awarded with Zimeo Award for Excellence in Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 8 December, in Nairobi, Kenya. From Burkina Faso, Salouka won the SDGs Reporting category with his news article about Samandollé, a small village in Burkina Faso that is struggling with scarce water resources and sanitation services.
Training religious leaders about preventing violent extremism in Cameroon
Dec 20, 2016
Since 2014, Cameroon’s security crisis, caused by Boko Haram, has exposed the vulnerabilities and obstacles that undermine integration of disadvantaged groups, especially women and youth. To prevent youth from being radicalised, UNDP trained religious leaders from the Far North Region of Cameroon on how to identify radicalisation and how to speak with radicalised youth.
National human rights bodies playing key role in advancing Africa’s rights agenda, says study
Dec 16, 2016
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have become an integral part of the structure for the human rights protection system in Africa, a report released on 21 October by the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) has shown.
South Africa: Engaging people to share their experiences on impact of laws
Dec 16, 2016
Since August 2016, South Africans have had the chance to participate in public hearings about how laws passed since 1994, the first year of the African National Congress government, have affected their lives. The forums are organised by the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change, chaired by South Africa’s former President Kgalema Motlanthe.
- Opening Remarks By Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at High-Level Event on Uganda’s Transformational Approach to Refugees and Host Communities Dec 14, 2016
Maendeleo Policy Forum: Deepening Democracy - Election Management and Stability in Africa’s Divided Societies
Dec 14, 2016
The sixth Maendeleo Policy Forum, held in 14 December in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on election management and stability in Africa. Despite the amount of held elections is growing, Africa’s democracy remains fragile to the threat of instability and violent conflicts.
- Voices from Africa - December 2016 Dec 8, 2016
- AEC 2016 closes with call for agriculture to be at centre of Africa's development Dec 7, 2016
Sweden and the Netherlands partner with UNDP Africa on development response to growth of violent extremism
Dec 6, 2016
The Governments of Sweden and the Netherlands have made financial contributions of USD 3.3 million and USD 800,000 respectively towards UNDP’s regional initiative on preventing and responding to the growth of violent extremism in Africa through a development lens.
Sand and gravel lay the foundation of domestic economies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Dec 5, 2016
A once neglected minerals sector may hold the key to tens of millions of jobs across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Major infrastructure ventures and rapid urbanisation are ramping up the demand for construction materials exponentially. In Africa, approximately US$360 billion in infrastructure investments are needed by 2040 to make the continent competitive and productive.