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New UNDP-African Union podcast series connects young people with Africa’s thought leaders and influencers

The podcast series seeks to shed light on innovative youth-led solutions and how they can be harnessed towards achieving sustainable development in Africa  


Keynote Speech by Ahunna Eziakonwa on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and Africa Day

Keynote Speech by Ahunna Eziakonwa on the occasion of YALI's 10th anniversary  


Youth Solutions Report 2020

This Fourth Edition of the Solutions Report is composed of a comprehensive analysis of the 50 solutions, showcasing the problems, solutions, and impacts addressed by 25 non-profits and 25 for-profit…  


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.  


Making Sense of Social Media Proxies, Sudan

During Sudan's December 2018 – October 2019 revolution and change of government, UNDP Sudan explored social media (Twitter) as a big data source to monitor social opinions, sentiment and thematic…  


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.  

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