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African employers for gender equality

For every dollar earned by a man in manufacturing, services and trade, women earn just 70 cents.


Towards Sustainable Land Management in the Republic of Mauritius

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of both Mauritius and Rodrigues in terms of food security. One immediate response of the population has been a renewed interest in backyard…  


Why the AfCFTA must remain a top priority

COVID 19 presses more urgency on the need to fast track the start of trading of the AfCFTA  


After COVID-19, African women must get back to better jobs

Sectors in which women are twice as likely to work are the ones most impacted by new protocols on social distancing.  


COVID-19: Smarter response and recovery measures can help preserve human rights in Africa

Government actions taken to restrict people’s movements during the pandemic could have long-term impacts and the potential to undermine social cohesion  


Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare today

For Africa the journey to building back better starts now, without which the promise of a better tomorrow will be elusive.  


COVID-19 and the challenge of African borderlands

It is one thing for African states to test for COVID-19, lock down populations, and flatten the curve in capital cities. But it is another thing entirely to combat the disease in the margins of the…  


Mauritius: Chasing COVID-19

With 334 cases and 322 recovered at the end of May, Mauritius appears to have effectively managed the current COVID-19 wave. Detection, tracking and control of sources of infection such as clusters…  


A digital platform to support the most vulnerable

UNDP Rwanda is working with the Government and partners to support COVID-19 relief efforts, notably through a digital platform tracking aid delivery and recepit.  


Volunteerism in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

Volunteerism capital in Africa holds the greatest promise and potential to buffer the continent from becoming the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


And then came the pandemic

A robust response to the pandemic has been saving lives but will also have far-reaching socio-economic consequences.  

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