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“Gearing up for the AfCFTA”:  African youth call for increased Pan-African trading opportunities 

On 21 July 2021, hundreds of young entrepreneurs from across the African continent gathered to discuss the opportunities open to youth through the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), in…  


‘Homegrown’ Solutions Can Bolster Africa’s COVID-19 Response

The fourth AFRI Converse dialogue this year looked at Africa’s ingenuity, productivity and capacity to mitigate the pandemic, as well as determine how we can support such opportunities in building a…  


UNDP receives US $ 1 million from the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation in support of women in local salt production in Benin

The Board of Directors of India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) have awarded United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), one million US dollars to…  


UN Development Programme collaborates with International Trade Centre to raise African business opportunities by engaging in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) team up to empower African small businesses, women and young entrepreneurs to leverage the African Continental…  



PRESS RELEASE: Maximizing Tourism’s Contribution to Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Turning the disruption in tourism into new opportunities for improved competitiveness is essential for Africa’s recovery from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the key…  


Media Advisory: High-Level event “Boosting Africa’s Transformative Power of Tourism”, 21 June 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. EDT

High-Level event “Boosting Africa’s Transformative Power of Tourism” - Harnessing Technology & Innovation, Youth & Women Entrepreneurship Follow-up Event to the Africa Dialogue Series 2021, building…  


Peer learning and cross-regional dialogues create opportunities for entrepreneurs in the One African Market

High-level panellists at the opening ceremony were unanimous on the relevance of the capacity building programme, which is essential to respond to a global economy that is increasingly open, dynamic…  


Transforming the world with digital tech and innovation

At the SDGs Global Festival of Action session from Japan, panelists pointed to the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, and the…  


Africa’s women traders are poised to transform economies through intra-African trade

The workshop series kicked off today in Accra, Ghana, the headquarters of the AfCFTA Secretariat, and brings together 20 women traders from the 5 English-speaking member states of the ECOWAS region.  

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