Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation
Sep 7, 2017
Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of its kind.
- statement-by-abdoulaye-mar-dieye-on-preventing-violent-extremism-curbing-the-growing-threat-to-peace-and-development-in-africa- Aug 25, 2017
- Strong empirical data and effective community engagement essential to prevention and response to violent extremism, UNDP panelists say Aug 25, 2017
- Opening Remarks by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the TICAD 12th Ministerial Meeting Aug 24, 2017
- Opening Remarks by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the Launch of “Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants and Consequences” Aug 24, 2017
Senegal: Hundreds of thousands gain water and electricity access through rural development initiative
Aug 22, 2017
Over the past two years more than 550,000 people living in Senegal have gained better access to basic services including water and infrastructure as part of a pioneer initiative aimed at rapidly improving the lives of rural and other disadvantaged communities.
Stopping Illicit Financial Flows to boost growth in Africa
Aug 14, 2017
To control illicit financial flows (IFF) in Africa, there is need for new continental mechanisms to regulate transfer pricing, public tax transparency and fiscal disclosure rules for multinationals and private individuals.
Three social innovators receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana
Aug 11, 2017
Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana.
UNDP trains Angola’s election observers and civic electoral educators ahead of 2017 polls
Aug 10, 2017
As nearly 9.5 million Angolans prepare to go to the polls on 23 August, UNDP is working with the National Electoral Commission to train more than 1,500 civic electoral education promotors and 1,289 national electoral observers through a partnership with the Angolan Electoral Observatory (OBEA), an alliance of over 50 civil society organizations.
Making the SDGs work for key populations in Africa
Aug 8, 2017
More than 50 members of the Africa Key Population Experts Group gathered this week in Johannesburg to take stock of progress since the group’s inception four years ago, and explore strategies to ensure that HIV, health and rights programming under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is inclusive of men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs and sex workers.