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How cities can benefit from the ‘Collective Intelligence’ of their residents

Five cities in Africa are collaborating with the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development and the Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University to launch the…  


IMO to develop guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife trafficking

Member states of the IMO have approved a proposal for the development of guidelines for the prevention and suppression of wildlife smuggling using international shipping, prepared with the support of…  


Engaging citizens and driving innovation in African cities

This World Cities Day, we are proud to announce our collaboration with five African cities to launch the 2020 Multi-City Challenge Africa public engagement initiative.  


Transhumance routes for survival

UNDP project SECCCI, an EU co-funded Project, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been leading consultations to adopt a protocol on transhumance that will facilitate safe…  


How Ghana is strengthening its climate plan

With the first five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement approaching, Ghana has begun the process of revising its Nationally Determined Contributions to ensure greater alignment with development…  


Green Climate Fund approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions in Northern Ghana

The project’s interventions are expected to result in the restoration of 200,000 hectares of off-reserve savannah forests  


UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


Tunisia to host 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2022

The Republic of Tunisia will host the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to be held in 2022.  


Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2020

The 2020 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Addis Ababa,…  


Why the AfCFTA must remain a top priority

COVID 19 presses more urgency on the need to fast track the start of trading of the AfCFTA  

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