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How creative economy supports women in Guinea Bissau

Ivone Gomes ventured into a sewing career that has helped to improve the lives of many women in her native country of Guinea Bissau, one of the smallest countries in West Africa.  



Next-generation Regional Collaborative Platform meeting kicks off for first time with regional UN entities in Africa

Africa’s regional know-how, assets and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to the Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) across the continent as they help…  


Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a new UNDP report in collaboration with ILO advocates for social protection for workers in the informal economy

The report Informality and Social Protection in African Countries: A Forward-looking Assessment of Contributory Schemes is to be released on 10 February at 10 am EST by the United Nations Development…  


UNDP Uganda share insights into challenges and opportunities with Japan UN Forum

Programmes for sustainable development and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda were the topics of discussion during a meeting between the Japan United Nations Forum (Kokuren Forum in…  


Youth Solutions Report 2020

This Fourth Edition of the Solutions Report is composed of a comprehensive analysis of the 50 solutions, showcasing the problems, solutions, and impacts addressed by 25 non-profits and 25 for-profit…  


UNDP photos of the year 2020

UNDP photographers document our many-faceted response to the coronavirus pandemic.  


Gender Disparity and Solutions dominate recent AFRI CONVERSE Dialogue Series

Most of the world’s nations are not doing enough to protect women and girls from the economic and social pitfalls of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released in September by UN Women and…  


African Economic Conference: Experts confident of finding solutions to COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 African Economic Conference ended on an upbeat note on Thursday as the continent’s leading researchers, economists and other experts called for a united approach to beating the COVID-19…  


New flagship report on the AfCFTA spotlights trade opportunities for women and youth in Africa

UNDP, in partnership with the AfCFTA Secretariat and the African Union (AU) Commission, today launched ‘The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth’. The launch event was organized…  

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