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Regional partners develop first Regional Action Plan for Africa on Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

Stakeholders from the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States, CSOs, and the UN met virtually from 6-8 December 2021 to develop the first Regional Action Plan for…  


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…  


Guide for Integrated Planning in Africa

Integrated planning provides the means to choose a future trajectory that is not a repetition of the past.  


“Don’t do anything for us without us”, youth urge in decisive message at inaugural YouthConnekt Sahel Forum 2021

More than 1,000 young people from across the Sahel participated in the first edition of the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum under the theme “Connecting Sahelian Youth for Peace and Prosperity”.  


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…  


YouthConnekt Sahel Forum: Registration Now Open

Attending the first-ever YouthConnekt Sahel Forum? Registration is now open. Join us from 18 - 20 November in Dakar, Senegal.  


13 auditors certified to implement the Gender Equality Seal in the Private Sector initiative

The GES Certification Programme attests that an enterprise has adequately adopted the requirements for the systematic reduction of gender gaps in the workplace  


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…  


[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.  


Launch of the Gender Equality Seal to promote accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment within public institutions

The two-day training was delivered on 27-28 July 2021 to 42 ECOWAS and UNDP staff members (28 women and 14 men), in coordination with the ECOWAS Commission for Social Affairs and Gender and UNDP’s…  

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