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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…  


‘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…  


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…  


IGAD and UNDP agree to collaborate on promoting resilience and borderlands development in the Horn of Africa

IGAD and UNDP have agreed to collaborate closely over the coming years in promoting resilience and borderlands development in the Horn of Africa and to develop a Joint IGAD-UNDP Integrated Programme.…  


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.  


Moving away from men-only jobs in Mauritania

Saadani Bint Abeidna is the first woman to create an automobile repair shop in Nouadhibou, the country’s economic capital, and to thrive in a sector considered exclusively for men.  

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