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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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Sweden Grants Exceptional Funding to UNDP for its DRC Programme

Sweden and UNDP announce a new multi-year partnership for the UNDP recovery and development program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which amounts to a record US $20 million for the first two…  


New platform calls on Japanese and African Development partners to track progress of Yokohama Plan of Actions

Co-organizers of TICAD call on stakeholders to register to new website that will monitor progress of the Yokohama Plan of Actions.  


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.  

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