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UNDP and Partners Launch YouthConnekt Sahel to Foster the Socio-Economic Transformation of Sahelian Youth

The forum will position Sahelian youth as leaders of the region's development narrative in transforming the Sahel through local disruptions,…

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UNDP Africa Director calls for increased investment in new approach to accelerate Nigeria’s development

Abuja, 15 October – Concluding an eight-day official visit to Nigeria today, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and…  


The Government of Sweden and UNDP sign agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderlands

With an estimated 270 million inhabitants, borderlands in Africa are a unique source of ingenuity, untapped opportunity and great resilience.  


13 auditors certified to implement the Gender Equality Seal in the Private Sector initiative

The GES Certification Programme attests that an enterprise has adequately adopted the requirements for the systematic reduction of gender gaps in the workplace  


Regulation as a Stimulus (RaaS) initiative launched by UNDP, Africa investor (Ai) and AfCFTA Secretariat, as a post pandemic recovery plan

At a high-level side event on the margins of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, Africa Investor, and the United Nations Development…  


Eleni Gabre-Madhin joins UNDP as Chief Innovation Officer to launch Africa’s new private-public Youth Startup Innovation Financing Facility

New York, 27 September – The United Nations Development Programme announced today that Dr. Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin has taken a role as Chief Innovation Officer within UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa,  


Vaccines Delayed is Development Denied for Africa, emphasize global leaders and artists at UNDP special event

New York, 21 September 2021 - Achieving “A Shot for All” is not a luxury, but rather an urgent global development priority. Prominent leaders and personalities congregated today on the margins of the…  

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