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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…  

A breakthrough in Africa: Prospects of innovation and startups

AFRI CONVERSE, a bi-monthly dialogue series on African development, resumes in the run up to the 8th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2021  


As a founding co-organizer, UNDP is committed to the success of TICAD as a pioneering international forum on Africa’s development since 1993, because of its open, multi-stakeholder and inclusive…  

UNDP Africa hosts Japanese students on achieving the SDGs

On October 18th 2019, a month after the successful TICAD VII summit held in the city of Yokohama, Japan, the UNDP Regional Bureau of Africa (RBA), in New York, received a group of 36 students from…  

Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Localization and Innovation: Keys to Achieving the SDGs

The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Achim Steiner, emphasized the importance of partnerships and localization in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals…  

Entrepreneurship Across Borders: SDGs-Focused African and Japanese Startups Pitch at TICAD7

Major development challenges often require bold, novel and innovative solutions. The “Africa/Japan Startups Pitch: Innovation & New Partnerships for SDGs” event held on 30th August 2019 on the…  

Japan and UNDP in Africa:Partnership for development

The booklet presents people's stories and showcases the transformative changes witnessed in Africa, through the UNDP-Japan partnership.  

Japan and UNDP: Advancing Africa’s Development with New Partners

The booklet focuses on vision of TICAD VII and Beyond, echoing the Japanese effort in promoting partnerships by the private sector.  

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