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Regional partners develop first Regional Action Plan for Africa on Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

Stakeholders from the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States, CSOs, and the UN met virtually from 6-8 December 2021 to develop the first Regional Action Plan for…  


Guide for Integrated Planning in Africa

Integrated planning provides the means to choose a future trajectory that is not a repetition of the past.  


Dakar welcomes Sahelian youth to the 1st edition of the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum

From 30 November to 2 December 2021, Dakar will serve as the capital for Sahelian youth. The Senegalese capital will host young people from 10 Sahel countries for the first edition of the YouthConnekt…  


13 auditors certified to implement the Gender Equality Seal in the Private Sector initiative

The GES Certification Programme attests that an enterprise has adequately adopted the requirements for the systematic reduction of gender gaps in the workplace  


[Closed] Call for Applications: 2nd Cohort of the AfYWL Fellowship Programme

UNDP is searching for 25 young African women to join the second cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme.  


Launch of the Gender Equality Seal to promote accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment within public institutions

The two-day training was delivered on 27-28 July 2021 to 42 ECOWAS and UNDP staff members (28 women and 14 men), in coordination with the ECOWAS Commission for Social Affairs and Gender and UNDP’s…  


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…  


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.  

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