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  • 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.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    Youth employment and empowerment in Sierra Leone

    UNDP and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) have been supporting Sierra Leone's youths through a number of training courses that will improve their chances of obtaining a job.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship

    Articles Press Releases Speeches Videos Youth in Sierra Leone find hope in entrepreneurship 12 January 2010 In eastern Sierra Leone, the Kono district is well known for diamond mining. However, during a decade of civil war, this district also gained notoriety for the brutal violence meted out to the local population.

  • 05 Jan 2010
    Climate change: the Zambian story

    In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    Clark ends trip to Kenya; discusses reform agenda, climate change

    Nairobi - On the last day of her first official visit to Kenya, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and discussed the ongoing political and constitutional reform agenda, Kenya’s response to the global economic recession, and the country’s plan to shift towards a green economy.

  • 24 Nov 2009
    Ghana launches development communication club

    UNDP in Ghana has set up a "communication club" to engage students journalists on development issues.

  • 20 Nov 2009
    UNDP empowers communities to treat TB in Burkina

    18-year-old Mouniratou in Bobo-Dioulassou is happiness itself. Two weeks ago she took her last pill, putting an end to a six-month long treatment for tuberculosis, still a major public health problem in Burkina Faso.

  • 18 Nov 2009
    Hunger is the lack of rain

    “Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-west of Mozambique, when asked about the causes of food insecurity in the country.

  • 17 Nov 2009
    Crown Prince Haakon completes Botswana trip

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has completed a three-day visit of Botswana where he met with officials, addressed students on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and visited a biodiversity project.

  • 16 Nov 2009
    Budget reform and achieving the MDGs in West and Central Africa

    UNDP's regional office for West and Central Africa will convene a group of international experts to discuss improved budget programming to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the sub-region.

  • 27 Oct 2009
    More than 1,700 observers oversee Mozambican elections

    Maputo - Mozambique is almost ready for the elections. Seven helicopters are making the last material deliveries to the polling posts.

  • 19 Oct 2009
    UNDP helps to set up solar villages in Benin

    Until recently, the villages of Hon and Koussoukpa, like many others, (100 kilometers from Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital) got their light from oil lamps and candles, suffering all the damage to health and the environment.

  • 25 Sep 2009
    Journalists commit to fair communication on Mozambique election

    Maputo, 24 September 2009 - “Being impartial, truthful and not influencing the voter in any way will be the key principles guiding me during the current election campaign.”

  • 23 Sep 2009
    UNDP to support Burundi elections

    Bujumbura, 23 September - UNDP is to manage a USD44 million basket fund to support Burundi’s 2010 election process, sealing the country’s transition to peace.

  • 10 Sep 2009
    UN assists flood victims in Ouagadougou

    “Early in the morning, water began to pour into my house and it quickly rose to my knees. The house collapsed and we lost everything we had. Now, we have nowhere to go” says Denise Dagano, one of the 150,000 people affected by the flood that struck the capital of Burkina Faso on 1 September.

  • 04 Sep 2009
    DR Congo: More than a million people register to vote

    More than 1.25 million people have registered to vote in Kinshasa Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the first phase of a countrywide exercise to revise the electoral roll, ahead of local elections scheduled for 2010.

  • 26 Aug 2009
    Tanzania launches forest initiative to address climate change

    Tanzania has embarked on a $4.2 million initiative to fight climate change by focusing on sustainable forest management.

  • 03 Aug 2009
    Mozambique prepares for October elections

    ”I have voted in every election since 1994. I feel it is my right as a citizen, and I want to use it”, said Mrs. Julieta Batista from Maputo as she registered on the 28th of July.