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AFRI CONVERSE Shines Spotlight on Sustainable and Smart Cities in Africa

The third edition of AFRI CONVERSE 2021 kicked off with experts from Japan, Singapore, and Africa looking at progress, hurdles and investment opportunities to create cities that are both smart and…  


Trade, not Aid: Changing the narrative about Africa's borderlands through innovation

With the launch of UNDP’s 2021 innovation challenge, Africa’s borderlands have the opportunity to write their own development narrative and shape that of others.  


Peer learning and cross-regional dialogues create opportunities for entrepreneurs in the One African Market

High-level panellists at the opening ceremony were unanimous on the relevance of the capacity building programme, which is essential to respond to a global economy that is increasingly open, dynamic…  


Training Manual for Resilient and Sustainable Food Value Chain Development in Africa

This training manual is designed for development practitioners in Africa and aims to advance a holistic approach to agricultural productivity and agribusiness development in smallholder farming…  


Bringing change through local actions!

Officials, private sector and development actors participating to the SDGs Global Festival of Action from Japan held on 25-26 March 2021, agreed that achieving the 17 SDGs requires combined efforts…  


Africa’s women traders are poised to transform economies through intra-African trade

The workshop series kicked off today in Accra, Ghana, the headquarters of the AfCFTA Secretariat, and brings together 20 women traders from the 5 English-speaking member states of the ECOWAS region.  


The case for a green economy

It has been an immensely challenging year for governments who have been scrambling to contain the spread of the virus while also managing the economic fallout and the climate crisis. Making the right…  


Graduation of African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - Emerging issues in a new development landscape

This paper analyses growth experiences of African LDCs, including those that graduated from the LDC status and their related structural transformation during 2000–2020. It also examines some of the…  


Breaking the Cycle of Poor Harvests

With GCF-funding, Farmer Field Schools are helping farming communities in Zambia become better equipped with knowledge and capacity to adapt and turn climate risks into climate resilience.  


The Africa Borderlands Centre: Reimagining Africa’s borderlands and empowering its voices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched the Africa Borderlands Centre (ABC) in Lodwar, Kenya. The Centre is a new initiative aimed at providing research, policy analysis and…  

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