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  • 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.

  • Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Jun 19, 2017

    Mr. Steiner brings more than three decades of leadership experience in global development issues and international cooperation. He is a passionate advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals and the need for unprecedented global cooperation to deliver on this ambitious agenda.

  • Ebola +1: The Burial Teams. The "Unsung Heroes" of the Ebola Crisis are re-integrated into their communities Jun 16, 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.

  • AEC 2017 — Call for Papers Jun 16, 2017
  • Fashion Forward. Women in Niger break through with unique sewing cooperatives and improved farm marketing to support climate resilient lives Jun 15, 2017

    In Niger, recurring droughts, inconsistent rainfall patterns and other weather-related stressors are impacting the overall stability of the country’s economy. People are forced to migrate, tensions rise, and women – already a marginalized group – are further cast to the side. Sewing provides an alternative livelihood, and an opportunity to make a living and reduce poverty doing something not dependent on changing climatic conditions.

  • Thirteen years of conflicts and serious human rights violations documented in the Central African Republic Jun 12, 2017

    The report documents horrific cases of sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, looting, large-scale destruction of homes and property (a scorched earth policy), kidnappings, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

  • Today more than one million mosquito nets will be distributed in Guinea-Bissau May 31, 2017

    The Ministry of Public Health, together with the Global Fund, UNDP as Principal Recipient, other UN agencies (WHO and UNICEF) and other partners, is launching the national Campaign for the distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to protect more than 2 million children and adults from malaria, the leading cause of disease and death in the country.

  • Innovation for development in Uganda May 16, 2017

    Photo Story about how refugees and host communities can turn challenges into opportunities

  • The first Africa Data Revolution Report focuses on mapping the data ecosystem in Africa May 15, 2017

    This first edition of the biennial Africa Data Revolution Report aims to address issues on the process of transforming data ecosystems, from the status quo to an aspirational state where data from both conventional and new sources are being harnessed to better inform decision-making and enable sustainable development with contributions from diverse data communities. The report is envisioned to assist countries on the continent in charting their way towards strengthened national data ecosystems by identifying common problems, sharing home-grown examples and lessons learned and coming up with actionable recommendations applicable in the regional, national and local contexts. Further, it reviews the current state of data ecosystems in Africa in terms of the diversity of data actors and their capacity needs, legislative and policy frameworks, technological infrastructure, tools and platforms, and the dynamic interactions between them.

  • More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women Apr 12, 2017

    Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women. Voter registration was conducted between 1 February and 14 March 2017. Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reached the two-term limit for presidential office, which means a new president will be elected, as well as members of the House of Representatives by the end of 2017.