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.
Accountability systems, disaggregated data and coordination needed to boost gender equality in Africa, say RECs
Aug 7, 2017
To help break barriers to gender equality in Africa, there is need for better coordination among regional and continental institutions, accompanied by robust accountability mechanisms to ensure that commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality are met.
YouthConnekt Africa Summit launches Hub, and Innovation and Empowerment Fund to expand Opportunities for Youth
Aug 3, 2017
Young African entrepreneurs with innovative start-ups that have potential for scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and a support structure through the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and YouthConnekt Innovation and Empowerment Fund.
Republic of the Congo Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan for 138,000 people in distress in Pool region
Aug 3, 2017
Some districts of the Pool region have faced critical challenges such as violence and insecurity since April 2016, a situation which has had a direct impact on local populations and has, so far, caused the displacement of nearly one person out of three in this region.
Muslim leaders and scholars from Eastern and Southern Africa sign declaration against Violent Extremism in the region
Jul 27, 2017
In support of efforts to address violent extremism in Africa, 30 Muslim scholars from East and Southern Africa have joined their counterparts from West and Central Africa by reaffirming the Abuja Declaration on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism that calls for more transparent mosque management, the participation of women and youth in decision-making processes, and training of religious leaders and institutions to deliver content more effectively.
Fifteen African eco-inclusive enterprises receive prestigious SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards
Jul 14, 2017
These 15 winning enterprises were selected by an independent Jury of International Experts out of more than 300 applications. The innovative enterprises are active in the sectors of agriculture, waste management, energy, manufacturing, biodiversity conservation and tourism.