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YouthConnekt Sahel Forum: Registration Now Open

Attending the first-ever YouthConnekt Sahel Forum? Registration is now open. Join us from 18 - 20 November in Dakar, Senegal.  


YouthConnekt Africa Summit '21 Ghana - Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post-COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities

Accra, 18 October,2021- The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Authority (NYA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and…  


UNDP Africa Director calls for increased investment in new approach to accelerate Nigeria’s development

Abuja, 15 October – Concluding an eight-day official visit to Nigeria today, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and…  


The Government of Sweden and UNDP sign agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderlands

With an estimated 270 million inhabitants, borderlands in Africa are a unique source of ingenuity, untapped opportunity and great resilience.  


13 auditors certified to implement the Gender Equality Seal in the Private Sector initiative

The GES Certification Programme attests that an enterprise has adequately adopted the requirements for the systematic reduction of gender gaps in the workplace  


Lake Chad Basin governors convene in Yaoundé for dialogue on regional cooperation and stabilization

The two-day forum aims to assess and analyze the political, civil, security and humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin (LCB)  


Regulation as a Stimulus (RaaS) initiative launched by UNDP, Africa investor (Ai) and AfCFTA Secretariat, as a post pandemic recovery plan

At a high-level side event on the margins of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, Africa Investor, and the United Nations Development…  


Eleni Gabre-Madhin joins UNDP as Chief Innovation Officer to launch Africa’s new private-public Youth Startup Innovation Financing Facility

New York, 27 September – The United Nations Development Programme announced today that Dr. Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin has taken a role as Chief Innovation Officer within UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa,  


Regulation As A Stimulus

How can African Governments strategically leverage Regulation as a Stimulus to build back stronger economies, recover from the COVID-19 socioeconomic downturn, and accelerate implementation of the…  


Leveraging African Resources to Finance Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery

Join UNDP, the African Union and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States for a unique conversation on innovating financing for COVID-19 recovery in Africa.  

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