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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…  


Regional workshop to prevent violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin holds in N’Djamena

The Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised an inception workshop to provide the…  


New guidance tools aim to improve engagement of young key populations in sexual and reproductive health policy making processes

UNDP, together with leading Southern African civil society organizations, released a set of national guidance tools aimed at improving the engagement of young key populations in the policy making…  


The story of the simple innovative and cost-effective handwashing stand

UNDP in Eritrea is working closely with the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers to put in place workplace safety measures that will protect lives and build back confidence for smooth takeoff…  


Transhumance routes for survival

UNDP project SECCCI, an EU co-funded Project, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been leading consultations to adopt a protocol on transhumance that will facilitate safe…  


West African States Make Progress Towards Equitable Access to Health for Key Populations

According to the most recent data, HIV prevalence continues to be significantly higher among men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs and prisoners (or key…  


Recognizing our collective humanity

In the first edition of the UNDP’s Hekima Series, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka shared his thoughts on a range of transformational solutions for a new Africa. The central theme was a call to…  


UNDP and Government of Rwanda Deploy Smart Anti- Epidemic Robots to Fight Against COVID-19!

The initiative, a first for UNDP, is a risk mitigation measure to support the national COVID-19 response efforts.  


Madagascar processes COVID-19 testing material and medical waste safely for people and for planet

COVID-19 testing kits and medical waste are sterilized safely thanks to a UNDP-GEF project launched in 2016 in the country.  


Transitioning to a circular economy with a multi-stakeholder platform in Ghana

We cannot continue with business as usual - a circular economy approach can help, in fact it is critical!  

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