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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…  


IMO to develop guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife trafficking

Member states of the IMO have approved a proposal for the development of guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife smuggling using international shipping, prepared with the support of…  


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…  


WANEP, ECOWAS and UNDP launch governance initiative to accelerate the women, peace and security agenda in the Sahel

The initiative will support the creation of women’s platforms to contribute to inclusive political transitions and dialogue processes in Mali, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso.  


Engaging citizens and driving innovation in African cities

This World Cities Day, we are proud to announce our collaboration with five African cities to launch the 2020 Multi-City Challenge Africa public engagement initiative.  


EU-UN cross border project open third field office in the Horn of Africa

The Dollo Ado office will cover the SECCCI project’s activities and impacts in Mandera-Gedo-Doolow-Dawa areas at the Ethiopian, Kenyan and Somali borders.  


ECOWAS to boost regional cooperation in disaster risk reduction

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) this week signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of a three-year project to strengthen…  


UNDP Africa releases a special online magazine highlighting 50 young Africans innovating against COVID-19

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa today released a special edition of an online magazine, showcasing how young Africans are resourcefully helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Green Climate Fund approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions in Northern Ghana

The project’s interventions are expected to result in the restoration of 200,000 hectares of off-reserve savannah forests  


Violent extremism costs African countries $97 billion each year

A report from UNDP and the Institute for Economics and Peace looks at the economic costs of violent extremism in Africa and provides leads for a development approach in the current context of…  

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