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African Union's COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Mechanism

The African Union has established in July 2021 a COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Mechanism for Africa, with ongoing support by UNDP, FAO, WHO, AfDB and a group of experts that will provide the African…  


“Gearing up for the AfCFTA”:  African youth call for increased Pan-African trading opportunities 

On 21 July 2021, hundreds of young entrepreneurs from across the African continent gathered to discuss the opportunities open to youth through the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in…  


Gabon leads Africa in the preservation and conservation of forests.

Gabon's forests house wildlife and megafauna, including 60% of the remaining critically endangered forest elephants, also known as the "architects" or "gardeners" of the forest, for their roles in…  


‘Homegrown’ Solutions Can Bolster Africa’s COVID-19 Response

The fourth AFRI Converse dialogue this year looked at Africa’s ingenuity, productivity and capacity to mitigate the pandemic, as well as determine how we can support such opportunities in building a…  


UNDP receives US $ 1 million from the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation in support of women in local salt production in Benin

The Board of Directors of India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) have awarded United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), one million US dollars to…  


EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for papers: African Economic Conference 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for papers for the African Economic Conference that will take place in Cabo Verde, as well as virtually, from 2 to 4 December 2021.  


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…  


Keynote Speech by Ahunna Eziakonwa on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and Africa Day

Keynote Speech by Ahunna Eziakonwa on the occasion of YALI's 10th anniversary  

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