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  • Maendeleo Policy Forum: Violent Extremism in Africa: Challenges, Options and Opportunities for Response Nov 11, 2015

    On 11 November 2015, the Regional Service Centre for Africa hosted a Maendeleo Policy Forum titled Violent Extremism in Africa: Challenges, Options and Opportunities for Response.

  • Climate change bites Kenyan tea farmers Nov 10, 2015

    You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.

  • Japan supports elections in CAR Oct 22, 2015

    The Government of Japan has made a USD 550,000 contribution to finance the upcoming elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) and ensure women and men in CAR and in neighboring countries go and vote.

  • Powering towards solar energy in Seychelles Oct 21, 2015

    Seychelles is making strides in transforming its energy sector by investing heavily in renewable energy through investments in solar power and financial incentives to both households and businesses.

  • Up to 20,000 Ebola workers paid with support from UNDP Oct 20, 2015

    To combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, UNDP provided hazard payments to Ebola Response Workers (nurses, doctors, contact tracers, ambulance drivers) who were risking their lives to combat the virus.

  • UNDP and partners support peaceful elections in Guinea Oct 16, 2015

    Millions of Guineans voted peacefully on Sunday in the country’s second democratic presidential ballot since independence. The vote was seen as an opportunity to consolidate cohesion and accelerate development as the country worked to recover from the Ebola crisis.

  • UNDP and partners support peaceful elections in Guinea Oct 12, 2015

    Millions of Guineans voted peacefully on Sunday in the country’s second democratic presidential ballot since independence. The vote was seen as an opportunity to consolidate cohesion and accelerate development as the country worked to recover from the Ebola crisis.

  • Maendeleo Policy Forums kick off Oct 8, 2015

    The first monthly Maendeleo Policy Forum “Pulling Back from the Brink: Options for National Dialogue in Burundi” was held on 8 October 2015 at the Regional Service Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Eco-friendly stoves help combat coastal erosion while boosting income in Liberia Oct 7, 2015

    To 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 biscuits Sep 3, 2015

    UNDP supports Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) to set and implement standards and conducts conformity tests on selected imports and exports.

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