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  • 14 Apr 2010
    Empowering women to boost African development

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, progress toward achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment has been modest, but several countries have been spearheading policies that address women’s needs.

  • 08 Apr 2010
    Tourism and poverty alleviation in Namibia

    Namibia is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Africa, owing to its vast wildlife and natural resources.

  • 06 Apr 2010
    Tackling gender-based violence in Rwanda

    It is estimated that 250,000 women were raped during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but today the Rwandan people are reaching out to educate and prevent gender-based violence.

  • 29 Mar 2010
    Anglo American unveils commitment to job creation in South Africa

    Anglo American announces a new enterprise development venture that will help to generate more jobs, support entrepreneurship and strengthen local economies in South Africa.

  • 24 Mar 2010
    Sony partners with UNDP, JICA on anti-AIDS campaign

    Tokyo, Japan -- Sony Corporation is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to bolster the global fight to end poverty by 2015, with a special focus on the campaign to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS.

  • 23 Mar 2010
    Launch of inter-university development journal in Mozambique

    The journal on economic, policy and development studies is published by eight Mozambican universities and is produced with UNDP support.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Ghana: New wells boost school attendance, improve public health

    Villagers in Zukpuri Traditional Area had poor access to potable water supply and very low sanitation conditions.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Tanzania: Renewable energy powers water supply and irrigation system

    Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financial resources and adequate technologies to take advantage of it.

  • 19 Mar 2010
    Kenya: Rooting women into enterprise

    A Swahili word that means "to prosper", "Fanikisha" sums up the success of a joint project that aims to promote women in business and investment in Kenya through capacity development and access to finance.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Promoting African commodity exchanges

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Promoting African commodity exchanges 17 March 2010 In April 2008, Ethiopia’s first commodity exchange was established in a country where only a third of the agricultural produce reached the market.

  • 08 Mar 2010
    Launch of Africa Adaptation Programme in Namibia

    Ondangwa – Namibia has become one of the first African countries to launch the climate change adaptation programme.

  • 05 Mar 2010
    Sierra Leone forum condemns violence against young girls

    Following an alarming spate of rapes in Sierra Leone in the first 3 months of 2010, a Civil Society Organizations (CSO)-UNDP forum has called for a vigorous response to stop human rights violations and criminal acts against young girls.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    Burundi: supporting the electoral process

    After more than a decade of warfare, Burundi has entrusted the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI in French) with the delicate task of organizing the country’s second peacetime general.

  • 03 Mar 2010
    Director of UNDP Africa discusses UNDP-China-Africa partnership in Beijing

    Tegegnework Gettu, Director of RBA and Associate Administrator of UNDP, met with Niu Dun, Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Agriculture on March 3rd 2010.

  • 02 Mar 2010
    Peace and security: two priorities for the Togo presidential elections

    On 4 March, the Togolese will elect their new president in a climate of hope, with many hoping that the March elections will proceed peacefully, thereby firmly and permanently anchoring the country in a modern political era.

  • 23 Feb 2010
    Tanzania Prime Minister visits Millennium Villages

    Painting, hammering and other finishing touches were made on February 23rd at the dispensary in Ibiri to prepare for its inauguration by Tanzania's Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.

  • 19 Feb 2010
    Rwanda: Building a bridge to better governance

    Syldio is a Rwandan farmer who until recently had no way of selling his crops to neighbouring districts because of poor roads, but thanks to UN support for local-level governance reforms in his district, a bridge has now been built, improving access to customers, school and even rule of law.

  • 17 Feb 2010
    Capable states a prerequisite for African development

    Dakar, Senegal – Experts at a UNDP conference on democratic governance concurred that Africa needs strong, capable states to reach development goals.

  • 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.

  • 10 Feb 2010
    Sierra Leone: sexual violence remains unpunished

    In calling for the media to take a more pivotal role in combating Sexual and Gender based Violence (SGBV), Samuel Harbor, UNDP Deputy Country Director said, “inequalities between men and women (in Sierra Leone) are some of the worst in the world with Sierra Leone at the bottom of the UNDP Human Development index and ranking 180th out of 182 countries for overall human development in 2009.”

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New York Nicolas Douillet
Communciations Specialist +1 212 906 5937