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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.  


Young African women leaders for sustainable development

20 young fellows from African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme have now started their one-year assignment with UNDP. We asked their impressions.  


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.  


Vocational training as pathway to jobs and restoring livelihoods in North-East Nigeria

Two hundred graduates in Maiduguri, Borno State, completed an agriculture-related vocational skills training programme supported by the European Union and implemented by UNDP.  



Young African entrepreneurs step forward to help realize the SDGs on the continent

Young innovators were awarded grant financing for their innovative solutions to youth challenges in Africa during the Africa Youth Conference taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 – 25 October 2018.  



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!.  


Youth are vital to establish and maintain peace and security in Africa

Over 40 young peace-builders and ambassadors attended the West and Central Africa Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Cotonou, Benin.  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  

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