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  • 10 Feb 2010
    Zambia: biodiversity and livelihoods go hand in hand

    The North-Western province of Zambia is often referred to as an awakening giant in the Zambian economy because of its natural resource base.

  • 30 Jan 2010
    Launch of Africa-UNiTE

    “Africa-UNiTE to end Violence against Women and Girls”, the Africa component

  • 26 Jan 2010
    In the north-east of Mali, successful mine clearing efforts

    Tinzawatene, a small town in the extreme north-east of Mali, is now entirely free of anti-personnel mines.

  • 21 Jan 2010
    Filling the judicial gap in eastern Chad

    UNDP, the UN peacekeeping mission and the legal fraternity in Chad are collaborating to fill the gap in judiciary professionals in the eastern part of the country, by training civil servants to perform the functions of magistrates.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    Youth employment and empowerment in Sierra Leone

    UNDP and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) have been supporting Sierra Leone's youths through a number of training courses that will improve their chances of obtaining a job.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship 12 January 2010 In eastern Sierra Leone, the Kono district is well known for diamond mining. However, during a decade of civil war, this district also gained notoriety for the brutal violence meted out to the local population.

  • 11 Jan 2010
    Two largest Football Associations support Match Against Poverty

    Geneva - The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced this week that it will for the first time join the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to support the annual Match Against Poverty.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    UNDP supports first forum on reintegrating displaced people in Chad

    In the first forum of its kind, UNDP has brought together community, religious and military leaders in eastern Chad to define ways of promoting peaceful co-existence among conflict-affected communities in the region, and the sustainable integration of displaced people returning home after years of conflict.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    Climate change: the Zambian story

    In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods.

  • 22 Dec 2009
    Identity cards for more than a million Burundians

    One million Burundians old enough to vote in May 2010 will receive a free national identity card.

  • 17 Dec 2009
    A second life for refugee camps in north-western Tanzania

    Situated in the north-west of Tanzania, the regions of Kigoma and Kagera are among the poorest and most marginalized areas in the country.

  • 14 Dec 2009
    Civil war in Congo: The survivors speak out

    “Tied to a tree and blindfolded, I listened to my sister sobbing and screaming while armed men raped her,” describes Sandra, a survivor of the armed conflicts that violently ravaged the Congolese population since the 1990s.

  • 09 Dec 2009
    UN helps beef up disaster preparedness across Mozambique

    For three years INGC, a government institution responsible for coordinating natural disaster response, has conducted training exercises to raise awareness, among ordinary Mozambicans, of aware of what to do in case a flood or a cyclone strikes.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    Clark ends trip to Kenya; discusses reform agenda, climate change

    Nairobi - On the last day of her first official visit to Kenya, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and discussed the ongoing political and constitutional reform agenda, Kenya’s response to the global economic recession, and the country’s plan to shift towards a green economy.

  • 30 Nov 2009
    UNDP engages Namibian communities in conversation on HIV/AIDS

    Katima Mulilo, Namibia – What causes people to have more than one sexual partner at a time?

  • 24 Nov 2009
    Ghana launches development communication club

    UNDP in Ghana has set up a "communication club" to engage students journalists on development issues.

  • 23 Nov 2009
    Statement by UNDP Africa Deputy on Beijing+15

  • 20 Nov 2009
    UNDP empowers communities to treat TB in Burkina

    18-year-old Mouniratou in Bobo-Dioulassou is happiness itself. Two weeks ago she took her last pill, putting an end to a six-month long treatment for tuberculosis, still a major public health problem in Burkina Faso.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Kenyans, Moroccan receive top awards for Africa photo contest

    New York — The winning photographs of an eco-themed photo contest focused on Africa feature environmentalists planting trees in a water catchment area in Kenya, Moroccan women turning plastic bags into handbags as part of a fair trade project, and a Kenyan couple planting a tree on their wedding day.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Hunger is the lack of rain

    “Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-west of Mozambique, when asked about the causes of food insecurity in the country.

Contact UNDP Africa
New York Nicolas Douillet
Communciations Specialist +1 212 906 5937