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PRESS RELEASE: Maximizing Tourism’s Contribution to Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Turning the disruption in tourism into new opportunities for improved competitiveness is essential for Africa’s recovery from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the key…  


Media Advisory: High-Level event “Boosting Africa’s Transformative Power of Tourism”, 21 June 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. EDT

High-Level event “Boosting Africa’s Transformative Power of Tourism” - Harnessing Technology & Innovation, Youth & Women Entrepreneurship Follow-up Event to the Africa Dialogue Series 2021, building…  


Sweden Grants Exceptional Funding to UNDP for its DRC Programme

Sweden and UNDP announce a new multi-year partnership for the UNDP recovery and development program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which amounts to a record US $20 million for the first two…  


UNDP Virtual Trip to Madagascar with Norwegian Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein

On 26 May, the Norwegian Minister of International Development Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein and his delegation took a zero emissions virtual trip across the globe to visit UNDP’s dedicated team on the ground…  


AFRI CONVERSE Shines Spotlight on Sustainable and Smart Cities in Africa

The third edition of AFRI CONVERSE 2021 kicked off with experts from Japan, Singapore, and Africa looking at progress, hurdles and investment opportunities to create cities that are both smart and…  


New platform calls on Japanese and African Development partners to track progress of Yokohama Plan of Actions

Co-organizers of TICAD call on stakeholders to register to new website that will monitor progress of the Yokohama Plan of Actions.  


Cross-border trade as driver of peace in the Liptako-Gourma region

UNDP Africa Borderlands Centre launches its ‘Trade for Peace’ regional project to strengthen peacebuilding and social cohesion in the border regions of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.  


Transforming the world with digital tech and innovation

At the SDGs Global Festival of Action session from Japan, panelists pointed to the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, and the…  


Bringing change through local actions!

Officials, private sector and development actors participating to the SDGs Global Festival of Action from Japan held on 25-26 March 2021, agreed that achieving the 17 SDGs requires combined efforts…  


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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