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Overcoming the Setbacks: Understanding the Impact and Implications of COVID-19 in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fragility across high and low-income countries. Yet its impacts have reminded the policy community that not all countries are equal in their ability to withstand the…  


Engaging citizens and driving innovation in African cities

This World Cities Day, we are proud to announce our collaboration with five African cities to launch the 2020 Multi-City Challenge Africa public engagement initiative.  


EU-UN cross border project open third field office in the Horn of Africa

The Dollo Ado office will cover the SECCCI project’s activities and impacts in Mandera-Gedo-Doolow-Dawa areas at the Ethiopian, Kenyan and Somali borders.  


Transhumance routes for survival

UNDP project SECCCI, an EU co-funded Project, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been leading consultations to adopt a protocol on transhumance that will facilitate safe…  


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…  


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.  


From Ebola to COVID-19: We won a battle, now we’re fighting a war

Looking back in hindsight, a number of success factors stand out in our approach to tackling Ebola that we can exploit in our COVID19 response.  


COVID-19: How to live with risk and succeed

COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources  


Promoting biodiversity resources in Ethiopia

Untapped genetic resources and traditional knowledge could create job opportunities and sources of foreign exchange for the country, paving the way to achieving the SDGs  


As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new UNDP report

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground with primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up.  

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