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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.  


Interview with Adidjé Kerala, Head of a Stabilization Committee in conflict-affected Chad

We met Adidjé Kerala, the very first woman at the head of a Stabilization Committee in conflict-hit Chad. In a society where women's rights remain an arduous quest, she embodies progress and hope for…  


Women Fighting Wildlife Crime

Celebrating women around the world who are leading the charge to protect local wildlife.  


Gender Disaster Management and the Private Sector

This document presents the importance of gender in the private sector and disaster management, and the connections between them. Developed as a starting point to a new thematic area for the Connecting…  


Launching of the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) Programme: A SIDA-funded initiative

The programme seeks to encourage institutional change, strong leadership and buy-in across government and amongst state and non-state accountability actors.  


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 Young Women Leadership Programme | Monthly Journal

On 22nd August 2019, 20 African young women professionals embarked on a 12-month leadership journey supported through a pioneering joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme in…  


Infographic: Women in Governance and Political Transitions in West Africa

The initiative is expected to complement ongoing efforts towards inclusive democratic governance and peaceful transitions in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger and Burkina Faso.  


The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth

The Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a legal instrument – an agreement among the African Union Member States to create a single market. This report…  


WANEP, ECOWAS and UNDP launch governance initiative to accelerate the women, peace and security agenda in the Sahel

The initiative will support the creation of women’s platforms to contribute to inclusive political transitions and dialogue processes in Mali, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso.  

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