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New flagship report on the AfCFTA spotlights trade opportunities for women and youth in Africa

UNDP, in partnership with the AfCFTA Secretariat and the African Union (AU) Commission, today launched ‘The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for…

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Cross-border trade as driver of peace in the Liptako-Gourma region

UNDP Africa Borderlands Centre launches its ‘Trade for Peace’ regional project to strengthen peacebuilding and social cohesion in the border regions of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.  


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…  


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.  


Through the pandemic and beyond: New report reveals regional partnerships are key to COVID-19 recovery in Africa

UNDP partnered with Africa CDC, the AUC as well as other partners in the implementation of the continental strategy against COVID-19 on all fronts.  



UNDP Director for Africa and Government launch new 5-year plan for Eswatini development

Mbabane, March 25, 2021 – The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA), Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, today launched the…  

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