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African Regional Judges’ Forum highlights impact of COVID-19 on the rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations

The discussion focused particularly on the intersection of COVID-19 and the rights of LGBTI populations.  


Launch of the Gender Equality Seal to promote accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment within public institutions

The two-day training was delivered on 27-28 July 2021 to 42 ECOWAS and UNDP staff members (28 women and 14 men), in coordination with the ECOWAS Commission for Social Affairs and Gender and UNDP’s…  


“Gearing up for the AfCFTA”:  African youth call for increased Pan-African trading opportunities 

On 21 July 2021, hundreds of young entrepreneurs from across the African continent gathered to discuss the opportunities open to youth through the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in…  


Gabon leads Africa in the preservation and conservation of forests.

Gabon's forests house wildlife and megafauna, including 60% of the remaining critically endangered forest elephants, also known as the "architects" or "gardeners" of the forest, for their roles in…  


‘Homegrown’ Solutions Can Bolster Africa’s COVID-19 Response

The fourth AFRI Converse dialogue this year looked at Africa’s ingenuity, productivity and capacity to mitigate the pandemic, as well as determine how we can support such opportunities in building a…  


Students and professionals celebrate the reopening of the public library in Dondo, Mozambique

After being dysfunctional and closed for two years, the Dondo Municipal Library has finally reopened, now featuring more resilient infrastructure, new technological equipment and durable furniture.  


EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for papers: African Economic Conference 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for papers for the African Economic Conference that will take place in Cabo Verde, as well as virtually, from 2 to 4 December 2021.  


UN Development Programme collaborates with International Trade Centre to raise African business opportunities by engaging in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) team up to empower African small businesses, women and young entrepreneurs to leverage the African Continental…  


Regional Programme for Africa Annual Report 2020

Our Annual Report 2020 tells a story of Africa’s resilience amid a global pandemic and provides a compelling narrative of how UNDP continued to support home-grown solutions and spearhead innovation at…  


Charting the path to a new UNDP Governance and Peacebuilding Framework

The launch event kicked off a consultative process that aims to develop a framework for UNDP’s governance and peacebuilding work in Africa for the next five years.  

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