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The Africa Borderlands Centre Launches a "Trade for Peace" project in the Liptako-Gourma Region

Fatoumata Togo lives in Koro, a town on Malian side of the border with Burkina Faso. She runs a small restaurant where her meals cater to community members and traders from neighboring Thiou town in…  


The case for a green economy

It has been an immensely challenging year for governments who have been scrambling to contain the spread of the virus while also managing the economic fallout and the climate crisis. Making the right…  


How special drawing rights could help Africa recover from COVID-19

Using SDRs to increase reserves for African countries is not just a financial or macroeconomic issue, it is fundamentally about giving African countries a helping hand for rapid, equitable, and…  


Volunteers build a better future

Kenyans giving back generously in a time of need.  


How we can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic together

For most of this year, our lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the bleak outlook, we have witnessed stories of hope, courage, triumph and kindness towards one another: the…  


How cities can benefit from the ‘Collective Intelligence’ of their residents

Five cities in Africa are collaborating with the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development and the Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University to launch the…  


Waste not, want not; meeting rural energy needs and cutting emissions

A clean, sustainable and cheap energy source guarantees the well-being of rural communities and reduces deforestation in Botswana.  


From delivering aid to ending need in Central Sahel

Ending need calls for investment in what works. This is why boosting entrepreneurship targeting women and youth is critical, as is education, both academic and vocational; support for access to new…  


The Sahel Resilience Project: Why disaster risk reduction requires all-of-society and strong institutions

Striving for a greener future is not a moral imperative but an existential necessity.  


How Ghana is strengthening its climate plan

With the first five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement approaching, Ghana has begun the process of revising its Nationally Determined Contributions to ensure greater alignment with development…  

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