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UN to study Kenya’s rising water levels in lakes

Lake Victoria

The United Nations will partner with Kenya to study the East Africa nation’s rising water levels in lakes, a UN official said on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Some 40 million people in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania depend directly or indirectly on the Lake Victoria Walid Badawi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi that Lakes ...

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UN appoints Dieye of Senegal as special coordinator for development in Sahel

Abdoulaye Dieye

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Thursday, January 7, 2021 appointed Abdoulaye Dieye of Senegal as the Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel. Abdoulaye Dieye Dieye is a macroeconomist and development expert with strong leadership experience in managing complex development portfolios over the last 35 years, said Guterres’ press office. The special coordinator will lead collective efforts, including financing, to ...

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2021 set to be global action year for renewables

Marcel Alers

In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021. Marcel Alers, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Head of Energy Despite the fact that the world may not be on track to meet climate objectives and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) for universal access to clean, affordable ...

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UNDP provides help for schools in Fiji affected by cyclone

Sanaka Samarasinha

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Fiji to reach out to communities severely affected by tropical cyclone Yasa. UN Resident Coordinator for Fiji, Mr Sanaka Samarasinha The aim is to ensure schools are ready to open in January. Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,100 ...

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UNDP launches project against use of plastic bags in Tripoli

Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Libya announced on Sunday, December 27, 2020 that it has launched efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags by conducting a two-week experiment in Tripoli aimed at encouraging citizens to use alternatives that do not contribute to environmental pollution. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner In a publication, UNDP noted that single-use ...

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COVID-19: More than 1bn people may live in extreme poverty by 2030 – UNDP

Achim Steiner

More than one billion people could live in extreme poverty by 2030 due to the long-term effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a UN study released on Thursday, December 3, 2020. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner That figure could be reached if the recovery is protracted and the economic crisis persists, pushing an additional 207 million people into ...

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SDGs: Stakeholders seek public-private sector collaboration

Mohamed Yahya

Stakeholders on Thursday, November 26, 2020 stressed the need for synergy between the public and private sectors for inclusive economic growth and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria They stakeholders spoke at a webinar organised by the Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) to mark the official launch of the professional group. ...

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New $10m grants programme to foster adaptation practices in vulnerable countries

Mikko Ollikainen

The Adaptation Fund (AF) together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently launched a new $10 million small grants programme funded by the Adaptation Fund. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund The Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator, or AFCIA, aims to foster innovation in climate change adaptation ...

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GCF invests $23.1m towards building climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities

Mongolian herder

At the 27th meeting of its Board, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 approved a new $23.1 million grant towards strengthening the climate resilience of herder communities in Mongolia. A Mongolian herder Approximately 26,000 households (130,000 people), living across four of the country’s most remote and vulnerable Western and Eastern aimags (provinces) are set to benefit, with ...

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UN Women, UNDP inaugurate COVID-19 global gender response tracker


The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Women (UN Women) have partnered to inaugurate a COVID-19 global gender response tracker. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women “The aim of the tracker is to provide unique data about what governments are doing to support women in their COVID-19 responses,” says the agencies. The Gender Tracker, which also analyses gender ...

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