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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…  


UNDP, UNOPS, UNICEF, Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Cameroon join forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has extended a financing facility to the Government of Cameroon amounting US$ 27.44 million to provide immediate response to COVID-19.  


COVID-19 is an opportunity for innovation and increased solidarity in Africa

Jointly released by the African Union and UNDP, a new report examines the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa.  


A breakthrough in Africa: Prospects of innovation and startups

AFRI CONVERSE, a bi-monthly dialogue series on African development, resumes in the run up to the 8th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2021  


UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


Tunisia to host 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2022

The Republic of Tunisia will host the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to be held in 2022.  


United Nations sets up Regional Knowledge Hub to fight COVID-19

The Africa Knowledge Hub for COVID-19 is a dashboard for information and knowledge resources on the pandemic in Africa, including strategies and responses.  


Africa’s business leaders commit to fighting COVID-19

The African private sector has a major part to play in supporting governments to defeat COVID-19 in Africa.  


UNDP partners with Africa CDC to strengthen COVID-19 response

The joint program aims to coordinate COVID-19 response to recovery efforts  

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