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Understanding the AfCFTA: Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the ECOWAS Region

Understanding the AfCFTA: Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the ECOWAS Region, was created to help small business owners, traders and producers, especially women, in the ECOWAS region…  


The role of extractives in Africa’s inclusive green and resilient recovery

As is the case for Africa, industrialization, increased urbanization, and population growth are driving a sustained demand for minerals, metals and coal globally. According to the UN, the number of…  


Women shea butter producers in Ghana urged to take advantage of AfCFTA to boost profitability

The Assistant United Nations Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa, has encouraged women in the shea…  


The Government of Sweden and UNDP sign agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderlands

With an estimated 270 million inhabitants, borderlands in Africa are a unique source of ingenuity, untapped opportunity and great resilience.  


Ghana gears up for Africa’s largest Youth Summit: YouthConnekt Africa

The YouthConnekt Africa Summit will be on the theme: “Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post-Covid Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities.” It will be a hybrid event hosted by Ghana’s…  


Commodities will drive post-pandemic growth, but we must beware of the consequences

Primary commodity prices are going up, and based on the anticipated demand and supply, the likelihood of an upward trend is inevitable. For instance, between July 2020 and July 2021, the price indices…  


[Closed] Call for Applications: 2nd Cohort of the AfYWL Fellowship Programme

UNDP is searching for 25 young African women to join the second cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme.  


Sahel Resilience Project Newsletter

Since March 2021, our monthly newsletter features our engagement in climate action and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Sahel region, and provides an overview of our activities with…  


COVID-19 Response in the Sahel Region

The Sahel Resilience Project re-programmed activities to respond to COVID-19 pandemic at the regional level and in the seven project countries in June 2020. Total resource envelope is $1,442,000 US…  


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…  

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