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The Sahel Resilience Project: Why disaster risk reduction requires all-of-society and strong institutions

Striving for a greener future is not a moral imperative but an existential necessity.  


ECOWAS to boost regional cooperation in disaster risk reduction

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) this week signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of a three-year project to strengthen…  


West African States Make Progress Towards Equitable Access to Health for Key Populations

According to the most recent data, HIV prevalence continues to be significantly higher among men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs and prisoners (or key…  


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…  



Srengthening transparency of budget in African French-speaking countries

The UNDP Regional Platform for West and Central Africa through its Pôle project “Development strategies and public finances” participated in the regional workshop organized by the department of public…  




African Union, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

The 3-year regional initiative will focus on increasing technical expertise to help countries speed up ratification and domestication, and foster greater knowledge and awareness, of continental…  


Senegal to host African regional talks on disaster recovery

At least 70 senior officials and dozens of experts, representing nearly 30 countries, to convene in Dakar for a five-day workshop and training focused on disaster recovery in Africa.  

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