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African women in STEM and their contribution to the COVID-19 emergency response

This initiative, jointly conceptualized by the UNOSSC and the AUC, is aimed at optimizing opportunities for African women in the STEM sectors through enhanced professional capacity and mentorship  


UNDP Africa releases a special online magazine highlighting 50 young Africans innovating against COVID-19

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa today released a special edition of an online magazine, showcasing how young Africans are resourcefully helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  


A breakthrough in Africa: Prospects of innovation and startups

AFRI CONVERSE, a bi-monthly dialogue series on African development, resumes in the run up to the 8th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2021  


UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


UNDP and Government of Rwanda Deploy Smart Anti- Epidemic Robots to Fight Against COVID-19!

The initiative, a first for UNDP, is a risk mitigation measure to support the national COVID-19 response efforts.  


In South Africa, online rewards power safe, healthy actions in the fight against COVID-19

The joint UNDP-UNICEF Big Think Challenge rewards ground-breaking innovations in support of the Global Sustainable Goals.  


Homegrown technology brings new angles to climate early warning systems

The Rwanda meteorology agency and UNDP are testing the ‘Internet of Things’ to collect and deliver early warning data for climate  



UNDP Africa partners with private sector to achieve Global Goals

Impact@Africa is meant to support the creation of a vibrant environment for impact investing in Africa, by helping to address the key barriers that inhibit the development and growth of the sector on…  


UNDP and Accenture launch YAS! to expand opportunities for youth

Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new online platform, YAS!.  

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