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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…  


Recognizing our collective humanity

In the first edition of the UNDP’s Hekima Series, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka shared his thoughts on a range of transformational solutions for a new Africa. The central theme was a call to…  


Stopping yaws in its tracks

Mass treatment of endemic communities aims to break the chain of infection in Ghana  


UNDP and Government of Rwanda Deploy Smart Anti- Epidemic Robots to Fight Against COVID-19!

The initiative, a first for UNDP, is a risk mitigation measure to support the national COVID-19 response efforts.  


Volunteerism in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

Volunteerism capital in Africa holds the greatest promise and potential to buffer the continent from becoming the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


And then came the pandemic

A robust response to the pandemic has been saving lives but will also have far-reaching socio-economic consequences.  


COVID-19: Leveraging on social capital to ‘Flatten the Curve’ in Eritrea

Thanks to its investment in a communal approach, Eritrea has been able to turn the tide in the fight against COVID-19  


From Ebola to COVID-19: We won a battle, now we’re fighting a war

Looking back in hindsight, a number of success factors stand out in our approach to tackling Ebola that we can exploit in our COVID19 response.  


Madagascar processes COVID-19 testing material and medical waste safely for people and for planet

COVID-19 testing kits and medical waste are sterilized safely thanks to a UNDP-GEF project launched in 2016 in the country.  


Can COVID-19 be that change that tips the scales towards transformation in Africa?

Supportive infrastructure is a necessity in order to survive and thrive in the new normal  

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