Ugandan civil servants in Juba to coach South Sudanese counterparts
Aug 17, 2015
Thirty 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).
Uganda conducts first high level dialogue since Addis Ababa on financing sustainable development
Aug 10, 2015
On 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 vote
Aug 4, 2015
The 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 Leone
Aug 3, 2015
Solar 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 election
Jul 31, 2015
Voters 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.
Political will and sustained financing needed to ensure Africa’s poor are not left behind
Apr 9, 2015
The strong political will of Africa’s leaders is needed to ensure increased and sustained financing for social protection initiatives, if the continent is to lift millions of people out of poverty and onto the path to prosperity.
Japan supplementary funds target peace, stability, crisis response in Africa
Mar 17, 2015
The Government of Japan has contributed USD 26.5 million towards the work of UNDP in Africa, focusing on preventing and responding to crises.