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African Influencers For Development 

Monthly Digest

Welcome to our monthly digest, bringing you the key highlights from projects and initiatives implemented under the Regional Bureau for Africa.

Vol 5. | June Digest

“What does our future look like? By 2030, only 9 years ahead, Africa’s Youth population (15-24 years) will have increased by 42%. If harnessed for its full potential, Africa’s youth will be the cohort that broke the commodity curse; the cycles of poverty; and the strong man of inequality.

Africa’s youth are leading the fourth industrial revolution. This past month alone, Tanzania, Malawi, and The Gambia showcased, through UNDP Accelerator Labs, home-grown solutions for the continent’s unique challenges. 

This edition of UNDP’s RBA Digest recognizes youth, for their potential and expertise, and for their role as leaders, including in bringing peace in conflict-stricken areas. Our role, as development practitioners, is to bring the weight of programming in support for their ingenuity. We are disrupting the way we work, ceding to a new reality – of youth as the spine of our offering.” 

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, RBA Director

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Vol 4. | May Digest

“May is ‘Africa Month’. It is a month-long celebration of the motherland – this time focused on the rich, diverse culture and heritage that make Africans who they are today. Culture is our past, present and future. Art and the creative industry have the power to preserve the dignity and confidence of Africa’s people. Today, the strength of Africa’s culture presents the world with transformative legacies. Legacies that have stitched societies together – promoting resilience, even amidst great adversity. In the RBA May Digest, we feature key themes and discussions, centered on Africa’s art and culture. It is a reminder of what our role should be in stewarding the rich depth of these assets, and in holding on to their transformative power to foster Africa’s inclusive, green and sustainable development.” 

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, RBA Director

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Vol 3. | April Digest

“In this April issue of the RBA Monthly Digest, we spotlight a continued celebration of women standing tall as leaders in their communities, working to create solutions to societal challenges. From Burkina Faso to Mozambique; Guinea Bissau to Chad, and more, the resilience of women leading the way for community solutions is evident. UNDP continues to work on the ground for resilient communities, empowered lives.”

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, RBA Director

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Vol. 2 | February Digest

“The Africa Borderlands Centre establishes a new paradigm for borderland development, and could be one of our best chances to leave no one behind for the 2030 Agenda. UNDP is investing in elevating borderland communities, majority of whom are women and youth, to increase their access to jobs and social protection, while using the COVID 19 recovery process to leap forward better in tackling systemic bottlenecks faced in borderlands.”

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, RBA Director

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Vol. 1 | January Digest

“Welcome to the RBA Mothly Digest! In theory, pandemics are levellers – anyone can catch a virus. In practice, poverty, inequality and marginalization have resulted in highly differentiatied impacts. Africa has been disproportionately affected with 88% of SMEs in LCDs substaintially reducing operations. A stronger accelerated action for the SDGs. We are redoubling efforts to accompany African governments and peoples in attaining the Africa we want – with prosperity for all.”

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, RBA Director

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