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7 days in Maiduguri, Nigeria: A snippet from the Borno State capital

Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno State, has seen its share of conflict in the past, including suicide bomb attacks in crowded locations, in traffic jams and in and around IDP camps.  

New UNDP-African Union podcast series connects young people with Africa’s thought leaders and influencers

The podcast series seeks to shed light on innovative youth-led solutions and how they can be harnessed towards achieving sustainable development in Africa  

Landmark US$500 Million Agreement Launched at COP26 to Protect the DR Congo’s Forest

All sectors of the DRC’s economy have joined in this landmark agreement to undertake actions that could change land use practices that date back millennia.  

Young people call for policies that are more conducive and inclusive for the prosperity of Africa

The discussions explored young people’s place in Africa’s recovery post COVID-19 as the drivers of the emerging socio-economic opportunities.  

UNDP and Japan sign a new digital project to strengthen health systems in Ghana

The “Project for Digital Solutions for Health, Nutrition and Medical Services” will adopt multi-stakeholder partnerships approach, mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology, 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.  

Disrupting traditional Informal Cross-border Trade (ICBT) in Africa's borderlands

“We need sanduk savings to bring us together economically this is the thing that needs support,” expressed Bakhita Ghedai, a member of the Peace Market Women’s Co-operative in Warawa in South Sudan.…  

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…  

Dialogue: Making the AfCFTA Work for African E-Commerce

UNDP and partners are organizing a conversation on ‘Making the AfCFTA work for African E-Commerce Entrepreneurs and Businesses’ on 30 September 2021 at 12:00-14:00 GMT.  

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