Since December 2016 more than 600 Burundian young women and men wearing t-shirts printed with the message “I commit to peace for my country” have been busy rehabilitating roads, and cleaning and constructing drainage systems in parts of the capital city Bujumbura to help build stronger community ties to reinforce peace. In Burundi, UNDP is the lead agency on early recovery and durable solutions for crisis-affected communities, focused on a smooth transition between humanitarian and development activities.
A new Care2 petition from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor on the HBO series Game of Thrones and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is calling on fathers to unite and empower women and girls by promoting literacy and education around the world. More than 18,000 people have taken the pledge.
Benin is faced with the difficulty of households’ access to modern energy, while it has enormous potential in terms of renewable energies. With a view to diversifying sources of energy supply and ensuring sustainable energy supply to the population, on 27 January 2017 the Government of Benin signed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) the Project for the Promotion of Sustainable production of biomass electricity in Benin.