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Rubirizi residents earning cash from elephant dung

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jovita Kyomugisha, a community wildlife conservationist grew up knowing that elephants only provide revenue from tourists. However, when Kyomugisha went to Magambo sub county in Rubirizi district, some elders told her that elephant dung was a source of revenue for locals. She kept wondering how …

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UNDP supports Uganda’s development programs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved a new country programme for Uganda that will focus on promoting inclusive governance, inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable management of natural resources and resilient development. The new Country Programme Document (CPD) for Uganda was approved by the …

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UNDP, Jumia partner to link market vendors with consumers online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new e-commerce platform has been launched to boost online trading in markers amid restrictions on movement and social distancing guidelines instituted as part of the measures to curtail transmission of coronavirus disease. The platform, a brainchild of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) …

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UN warns world may pay ‘terrible price’ if it fails Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A top UN official has warned that the international community would “pay a terrible price” if it fails to help rebuild Sudan’s dilapidated economy as the African country transitions to civilian rule. “The story of Sudan in year 2020 is not the story of the previous …

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New inequalities threatening human development-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inequalities around education, technology and climate change could trigger a new great divergence in society if left unchecked, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has cautioned in its 2019 edition of the Human Development Report. The report says that just as the gap in basic …

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Accelerator lab launched to solve development challenges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  United Nations Development Program- UNDP has launched the Accelerator Lab to solve complex development challenges in Uganda.  The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Uganda is part of a three-year global initiative to build a network of 60 labs in 78 countries across the world. The labs …

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