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Africa’s women traders are poised to transform economies through intra-African trade

The workshop series kicked off today in Accra, Ghana, the headquarters of the AfCFTA Secretariat, and brings together 20 women traders from the 5 English-speaking member states of the ECOWAS region.  


Through the pandemic and beyond: New report reveals regional partnerships are key to COVID-19 recovery in Africa

UNDP partnered with Africa CDC, the AUC as well as other partners in the implementation of the continental strategy against COVID-19 on all fronts.  



UNDP Director for Africa and Government launch new 5-year plan for Eswatini development

Mbabane, March 25, 2021 – The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA), Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, today launched the…  


Next-generation Regional Collaborative Platform meeting kicks off for first time with regional UN entities in Africa

Africa’s regional know-how, assets and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to the Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) across the continent as they help…  


The Africa Borderlands Centre: Reimagining Africa’s borderlands and empowering its voices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched the Africa Borderlands Centre (ABC) in Lodwar, Kenya. The Centre is a new initiative aimed at providing research, policy analysis and…  


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a new UNDP report in collaboration with ILO advocates for social protection for workers in the informal economy

The report Informality and Social Protection in African Countries: A Forward-looking Assessment of Contributory Schemes is to be released on 10 February at 10 am EST by the United Nations Development…  


African Union and UNDP launch “AU at 20” Study to review progress ahead of the AU’s 20th anniversary

The project will undertake a data-driven study to assess progress and chart a renewed call to action towards achieving Agenda 2063 (The Africa We Want) and the UN’s Agenda 2030.  


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mauritius contributes to the Government of Mauritius' COVID-19 vaccination Programme

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global economy and access to vaccines is a key part of the journey to not only health but also economic recovery” says Dr. Padayachy, Ministry of Finance,…  


EU and UNDP launch two-year project to address urgent adaptation financing gaps in Africa

The EU-financed project will be implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the Africa Adaptation Initiative and the African Union Commission, to enhance knowledge and evidence to scale-up climate change…  

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