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Dakar welcomes Sahelian youth to the 1st edition of the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum

The YouthConnekt Sahel Forum 2021 aims to position Sahelian youth as leaders in the region's development narrative by promoting youth-led innovation, participation and engagement

From 30 November to 2 December 2021, Dakar will serve as the capital for Sahelian youth. The Senegalese capital will host young people from 10 Sahel countries for the first edition of the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum. The Sahel is host to the world’s youngest population, with an estimated 65 percent…

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

Ms Eziakonwa met with H.E. President Buhari, to reinforce UNDP’s support to Nigeria’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its plans to speed up sustainable development in the Decade of Action

Concluding an eight-day official visit to Nigeria today, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, emphasized the urgency in seizing critical opportunities to accelerate Nigeria’s sustainable development.  During her visit, Ms Eziakonwa met with H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari, H.E. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior leaders…

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

The programme will be implemented in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Life and Peace Institute (LPI)

Today, the Government of Sweden, represented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a SEK 5,000,000 agreement to promote socio-economic development and peacebuilding in Africa’s borderland regions in the Liptako-Gourma in West Africa, and the Karamoja Cluster in East Africa. The…

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

The forum will create a platform for Sahelian youth to voice their issues, promote local solutions, rebrand the region and shape the futures they want

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) Hub, the United Nations Office of the Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel (OSCDS) and the Generation Unlimited Initiative in the Sahel (#GenUSahel), have announced the launch of the first edition of the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum (YCSF) 2021,…

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UNDP and SEforALL Team Up Towards Affordable Energy for All in the Sahel

Over 51 per cent of the Sahelian population – some 175 million people, do not yet have access to electricity

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announce a new partnership to unlock public and private investments towards affordable and sustainable energy access for all people in Africa, particularly in the Sahel. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the United Nations headquarters in New York,…

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Stakeholders Call for Concerted Efforts Towards Sustainable Waste Management

Exhibitors at the fair expressed their satisfaction and called for sustained efforts to build more partnerships for an improved waste management system in Ghana

Stakeholders in the waste management value chain have called for deepened collaboration and commitment among key actors to promote sustainable waste management and circular economy in Ghana. This call was made at the maiden Ghana Waste Fair organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Coca…

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African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and UNDP announce new partnership towards inclusive growth in Africa

The new collaboration aims to address inequalities, promote value addition and create jobs

The AfCFTA Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a strategic partnership to promote trade as a stimulus for Africa’s socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and as a driver of sustainable development particularly for women and youth in Africa, in line with the SDGs and Agenda 2063…

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Stabilization in the Lake Chad Basin: Rebuilding Communities Across 7 Impact Areas

Approximately 10.7 million people in the Lake Chad Basin region (parts of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) are directly affected by the crisis

Stabilizing a region ravaged by conflict is no easy feat, particularly when that region remains a hotspot for violent acts perpetrated by extremist groups. Approximately 10.7 million people in the Lake Chad Basin region (parts of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) are directly affected by this crisis, and close to…

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Health centre rehabilitated, mobile clinics deployed, to support East Sudan’s refugee crisis

UNDP has rehabilitated the Um Rakuba health centre, located inside the refugee camp, increasing capacity up to 1,000 patients per week

With the crisis in East Sudan continuing, UNDP is exploring longer-term solutions to support in-need refugees, and vulnerable local host communities; Addressing urgent health requirements, UNDP has rehabilitated the Um Rakuba health centre, located inside the refugee camp, increasing capacity up to 1,000 patients per week; Three mobile clinics, with…

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World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the Peoples’ Climate Vote, the world’s biggest ever survey of public opinion on climate change are published today. Covering 50 countries with over half of the world’s population, the survey includes over half…