Accra, 18 October,2021- The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Authority (NYA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners will be hosting the largest youth gathering in Accra, Ghana: the Youth Connekt Africa Summit.
Kigali – August, 26, 2021: Young environmentalists from across Rwanda are meeting today to share knowledge and ideas and participate in an exhibition that will scale up the impact of their green initiatives. The gathering has been organised by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations and the European Union, through Poverty Environment Action Project.
Icyimpaye Riziki, 37, is a mother of nine children, including three born with albinism. She lives with her family in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
In an effort to further strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organizations and to ensure CSO’s contribution to Rwanda’s transformation agenda, UNDP Rwanda in partnership with RGB launches a call for project proposals. The call is open until 5 November 2021.
Bernardin Uzayisaba leads the Sustainable Growth team at UNDP Rwanda. He is an expert on environmental sustainability and climate solutions.
COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented economic contraction in Rwanda. After a period of sustained growth averaging 7.8 percent over the last two decades, the economy is now estimated to have dropped to a growth rate of -3.4 percent in 2020 and unemployment surged to 22.1 percent in May of the same year. Although recovery has begun, many people find themselves coping with levels of poverty unseen in many years.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) have established a fund to promote accountability and access to information.

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