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How we can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic together

For most of this year, our lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the bleak outlook, we have witnessed stories of hope, courage, triumph and kindness towards one another: the…  


African Economic Conference: Experts confident of finding solutions to COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 African Economic Conference ended on an upbeat note on Thursday as the continent’s leading researchers, economists and other experts called for a united approach to beating the COVID-19…  


UNDP launches partnership to restore international travel and economic life with technology

Global Haven’s use of technology-driven trust-based networks to enable people around the world to return to normal activities such as travel, and social outings falls squarely within this vision.  


Africa’s Horizon from COVID-19: Business Opportunities to Build Back Better

In marking Africa Industrialisation Day in Japan on 20 November 2020, the Japan Industrial Corporation Agency (JICA), the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), the United Nations (UNDP) and…  


From delivering aid to ending need in Central Sahel

Ending need calls for investment in what works. This is why boosting entrepreneurship targeting women and youth is critical, as is education, both academic and vocational; support for access to new…  


COVID-19 and Stabilisation

This first situational brief covers governance, exploring how COVID-19 could impact governance issues, especially human rights, democratic accountability and transparency, service delivery, and market…  


The story of the simple innovative and cost-effective handwashing stand

UNDP in Eritrea is working closely with the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers to put in place workplace safety measures that will protect lives and build back confidence for smooth takeoff…  


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.  


COVID-19 response newsletter

Learn about UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa innovative COVID-19 responses across Sub-Saharan Africa  


Violent extremism costs African countries $97 billion each year

A report from UNDP and the Institute for Economics and Peace looks at the economic costs of violent extremism in Africa and provides leads for a development approach in the current context of…  

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