- Many left behind by human development progress in sub-Saharan Africa, UNDP Report finds Mar 21, 2017
- Remarks by Ruby Sandhu-Rojon at the launch of UNDP’s Strategic Assessment Report on the Central Africa sub-region Mar 14, 2017
- Opening address by Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the Regional Experience-Sharing Workshop On Senegal’s Emergency Community Development Programme in Dakar Mar 14, 2017
- Renewed commitment and a sub-regional approach needed for peace and stability in Central Africa, says UNDP Mar 14, 2017
Thousands of Fathers Join Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Pledge to Stand Up for Daughters Around the World
Mar 7, 2017
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.
- Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission Briefing on the Situation in the Sahel region Mar 6, 2017
Benin embarks on the production of non-polluting energy from agricultural residues
Feb 23, 2017
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.
Ending corruption can boost sustainable development
Feb 17, 2017
Combating illicit financial flows, building up capacities in public administrations and encouraging partnerships with the private sector are some of the initiatives that could be implemented in the fight against corruption. These were some of the solutions offered by panelists who participated in the seventh Maendeleo Policy Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Corruption as an impediment towards SDGs achievement: What must Africa do?”. The forum offered an opportunity for practitioners on corruption prevention to provide some useful reference points and more understanding of what works and what does not in different countries in Africa.
IBM and UNDP join forces to launch tech skills programme for Africa’s young workforce
Feb 13, 2017
IBM is investing $70 million in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, “IBM Digital - Nation Africa”, provides a cloud-based learning platform designed to provide free skills development programs for up to 25 million African youths over five years, enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa.
2017 Conference on the Emergence of Africa: Stakeholders meet to discuss agenda
Feb 6, 2017
As part of the preparations for the 2nd International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) to be held from 28 to 30 March 2017 in Abidjan, the Minister of Planning and Development, Mrs. Kaba Nialé, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Babacar Cissé, met with Ambassadors and Heads of Mission accredited to Côte d'Ivoire.