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From delivering aid to ending need in Central Sahel

Ending need calls for investment in what works. This is why boosting entrepreneurship targeting women and youth is critical, as is education, both academic and vocational; support for access to new…  


The Sahel Resilience Project: Why disaster risk reduction requires all-of-society and strong institutions

Striving for a greener future is not a moral imperative but an existential necessity.  


13 October - Regenerating Central Sahel: Putting the Nexus to Action

In the lead-up to the Ministerial Roundtable on the Central Sahel on 20 October 2020, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and UNDP are co-organizing a side-event to present and discuss…  


ECOWAS to boost regional cooperation in disaster risk reduction

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) this week signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of a three-year project to strengthen…  


UNDP, UNOPS, UNICEF, Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Cameroon join forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has extended a financing facility to the Government of Cameroon amounting US$ 27.44 million to provide immediate response to COVID-19.  


COVID-19 is an opportunity for innovation and increased solidarity in Africa

Jointly released by the African Union and UNDP, a new report examines the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa.  


COVID-19 and the challenge of African borderlands

It is one thing for African states to test for COVID-19, lock down populations, and flatten the curve in capital cities. But it is another thing entirely to combat the disease in the margins of the…  


Mauritius: Chasing COVID-19

With 334 cases and 322 recovered at the end of May, Mauritius appears to have effectively managed the current COVID-19 wave. Detection, tracking and control of sources of infection such as clusters…  


A digital platform to support the most vulnerable

UNDP Rwanda is working with the Government and partners to support COVID-19 relief efforts, notably through a digital platform tracking aid delivery and recepit.  


From Ebola to COVID-19: We won a battle, now we’re fighting a war

Looking back in hindsight, a number of success factors stand out in our approach to tackling Ebola that we can exploit in our COVID19 response.  

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