Eco-friendly stoves help combat coastal erosion while boosting income in LiberiaOct 7, 2015To help the coastal communities in Liberia, and in particular Grand Cape Mount, Monsterrado, and Grand Bassa counties, the government of Liberia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has kicked off a project to develop defense mechanisms against the effects of climate change that cause sea erosion. The USD3.3 million initiative, funded by the Global Environment Facility and UNDP, recently provided new eco-friendly stoves to residents of Latia and Tala in Grand Cape Mount.
Malawi: it takes more than a good recipe to export biscuitsSep 3, 2015UNDP supports Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) to set and implement standards and conducts conformity tests on selected imports and exports.
Burkina Faso prepares for transition elections Aug 27, 2015
Ugandan civil servants in Juba to coach South Sudanese counterpartsAug 17, 2015Thirty five civil service support officers have arrived in Juba from Uganda to train their South Sudanese counterparts as part of a regional initiative of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
UNDP, Red Cross to help reintegrate Ebola burial teamsAug 17, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have initiated a programme to help Ebola burial workers reintegrate into their communities and find jobs as the crisis subsides.
Uganda conducts first high level dialogue since Addis Ababa on financing sustainable developmentAug 10, 2015On 20 July, 2015, Uganda was the first country to locally discuss Financing for Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which was adopted on 16 July at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development.
Côte d’Ivoire: Registration of candidates begins ahead of October voteAug 4, 2015The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Côte d’Ivoire has begun to register candidates for the presidential election of October. Registration will remain open through 25 August.
Solar energy gets a boost in Sierra LeoneAug 3, 2015Solar panels are now helping to power UNDP offices in Sierra Leone. 196 panels are now able to provide power for the 200 strong UNDP country office that also houses the UN Joint Medical services and security services in Freetown.
Madagascar votes in milestone local electionJul 31, 2015Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country’s young democracy.
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