The outbreak of the coronavirus early this year created a conventional challenge for the global community – a viral pandemic affecting millions of people. However, UNDP saw this as an important moment to look for unconventional approaches and technologies to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Rwanda. So, this week the UNDP Accelerator Lab partnered with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation to acquire and deploy five smart anti-epidemic robots for use in two COVID-19 treatment centers, and at the Kigali International Airport.
New York City, 13 February 2020 – Today, celebrities and youth activists met with UN officials, governments and civil society to launch Mission 1.5, a campaign that aims to bridge the gap between people and governments on ambitious climate action.
The October 2019 Summit was a collaboration between the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) with more than 20 other partners, including UN Agencies, private sector companies, donors, and NGOs.
The week of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit 2019 kicked off with a country visit from Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa.
On the 21st of September of every year, since 1982, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. The day provides a global call for all humanity to put aside all differences and commit to peace above all else.
For the 8th time, UNDP hosted the Social Good Summit in Rwanda. The Summit brought together leaders, development partners, young change makers, civil society organizations, academia, and influential voices for constructive dialogue on possible solutions to step up climate action.
Kigali, 15 September 2019: Today, the global community celebrates the International Day of Democracy (IDD). It is an important day for citizens

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