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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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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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UNDP asks gov’t to address Uganda’s labour skill gaps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP has asked government to address the skill gaps responsible for low economic productivity in the country for inclusive growth to be achieved. The UN Agency says investing in human capital should be at the centre of the …

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UNDP partners with TEF to empower 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) — Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering entrepreneurs — to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 …

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IGAD, NDA partner to improve quality of medicines in Nomadic regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority is working on a plan to guarantee delivery of quality medicines to the population in nomadic regions. This is part of the efforts by the United Nations Development Program-UNDP and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – IGAD, to ensure safety, security …

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No real development in Africa without regional integration

UN’s Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa is the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She spoke to Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor on issues pertaining Africa’s socio-economic development. In the recently released World Economic Situation and Prospects for 2018 report, Africa’s economic growth …

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