Fifteen African eco-inclusive enterprises receive prestigious SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards
Jul 14, 2017
These 15 winning enterprises were selected by an independent Jury of International Experts out of more than 300 applications. The innovative enterprises are active in the sectors of agriculture, waste management, energy, manufacturing, biodiversity conservation and tourism.
Mauritius Marshall Plan aims to eradicate poverty and exclusion
Jul 12, 2017
This is a result of the Social Integration and Empowerment Bill, enacted as part of the country’s Marshall Plan Against Poverty, an ambitious reform plan specifically designed to address persistent pockets of poverty and social exclusion in the high-income country.
Towards better statistics to measure Africa’s governance, peace and security
Jul 6, 2017
African Union (AU) member states are now ready to employ electronic data capture on governance, peace and security (GPS) surveys, enabling them to produce harmonized and quality data on these issues in a timely and efficient manner, and inform policy responses.
UNDP and Sauti Sol team up for the Global Goals in Africa. Video spot asks: What do you want to see By2030?
Jul 6, 2017
In the video spot the four Sauti Sol band members Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno explain that African governments signed up to achieve the 17 Goals by 2030, and what the band members themselves would like to see happen by 2030.
UNDP ramps up support for National Adaptation Plans
Jul 4, 2017
Following the guidelines developed by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group, nations supported through UNDP programmes are also developing integrated roadmaps for National Adaptation Plans, improving evidence-based results, and promoting improved knowledge-sharing. This will result in climate-smart policies, improved evidence-based decision making, and the regulatory frameworks required to prepare industry, society and government for a new climate reality.
- Voices from Africa - June 2017 Jul 3, 2017
Africa Needs to Work Closer Together on Climate Action and Sustainable Development
Jun 30, 2017
Over 600 practitioners, experts and policy makers, including ministers from governments across Africa and other high level participants, met in Cotonou to take stock and align strategies on how financial resources should be mobilized to ensure sustainable development and emissions reduction on a continent-wide scale.
Regional judges meet to promote law as a tool to strengthen the HIV response in Africa
Jun 29, 2017
High and Supreme Court judges from across Africa gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for an annual forum to share experiences, compare cases across different jurisdictions, learn about the latest medical and science developments, and discuss ways to advance the use of law as a tool to respond to the HIV epidemic.
- Statement of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye during the Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Peace Building Commission of the United Nations on the Situation the Sahel Region Jun 28, 2017
Idjwi, an incubator for local development in South Kivu, DRC
Jun 20, 2017
After the outbreak, UNDP and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with support from the Government of Finland through the Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund, collaborated to give these volunteers the skills they needed to reintegrate in their communities and be able to make a living.