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Green Climate Fund approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions in Northern Ghana

The project’s interventions are expected to result in the restoration of 200,000 hectares of off-reserve savannah forests  


Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2020

The 2020 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Addis Ababa,…  


Measuring the economic impact of violent extremism in Africa

The report looks at the economic cost of violent extremism focusing on 18 African countries. It examines the impacts of attacks on infrastructure and physical damage, formal and informal economies as…  


Why I Still Maintain Hope: Women, Generation Equality and the Decade of Action

Role models in international organizations create a generation of young women and girls that can now realistically dream about leadership  


Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Africa

Statement by M. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator  


Youth: Unlocking Africa’s bright future by unleashing youthful creativity and dynamism

A new narrative about Africa’s youth is unveiling. They are not troublemakers, they are Africa’s long-awaited positive disrupters.  


2019 African Economic Conference: Work as one and listen to the youth to create jobs for Africa’s next generation, delegates urge policymakers

Africa must work as one to turn the continent’s ‘youth bulge’ into opportunities, delegates at the closing of the 2019 African Economic Conference said.  


2019 African Economic Conference: A clarion call for bolder action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s…  


Despite dangers, majority of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe would still travel: UNDP report

Landmark study gives voice to irregular migrants, and reveals strong links between migration and development  


Scaling Fences

The report presents the results of an extensive study exploring the perspectives and experiences of 1,970 individuals who migrated through irregular routes from Africa to Europe, originating from 39…  

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