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Voices from Africa - October 2018

Oct 17, 2018


  • UN humanitarian and development chiefs join forces to support crisis-affected people in North-East Nigeria
  • Setting the course for TICAD 7 in 2019, Ministerial Meeting pledges to sustain momentum in exchanges between Africa and Japan
  • Keynote speech by Ahunna Eziakonwa at the 2018 YouthConnekt Africa summit
  • Strong call for African and Japanese businesses to deepen ties on eve of 2018 TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo
  • UNDP and partners highlight Africa’s adaptation efforts during UNGA 73
  • High-level conference in Berlin commits to comprehensive crisis response in the Lake Chad region
  •  UNGA 73
  • UNDP kicks off dialogue series on African development and informal countdown to TICAD 7
  • UNDP and Accenture launch YAS! to expand opportunities for youth
  • UNDP Africa partners with private sector to achieve Global Goals
  • UNDP Ghana launches multi-stakeholder waste resource platform initiative
  • Global gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners charts vision for sustainable development
  • Government of Angola contributes to UNDP programmes in the country
  • Ahunna Eziakonwa takes the helm of UNDP’s Africa portfolio

Our blog series:

  • Why investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy - Ayodele Odusola
  • Gender equality is so much more than a goal - Angela Luisigi
  • The Liberia moment: From peacekeeping to peacebuilding in this new Liberian landscape - Pa Lamin Beyai
  • Can the diaspora resolve the foreign exchange crunch in Ethiopia? - Degol Hailu and Tsegaye Lemma 
  • Business unusual will drive Africa’s quest to achieve health care for all - Siddharth Chatterjee and Radhika Shah
  • Addressing the foreign direct investment paradox in Africa - Ayodele Odusola


  • Partnering for Africa's future: Japan and UNDP
  • Transforming lives through renewable energy access in Africa: UNDP’s contributions
  • Resilience for sustainable development in the Lake Chad Basin









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