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Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


Speech at the 2nd World Youth Forum

Speech at the 2nd World Youth Forum  


China and UNDP partner to highlight the impact of China’s agriculture cooperation in Africa

The China International Development Cooperation Agency joined with the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations and UNDP to launch results of China’s partnership with Guinea-Bissau and…  


Eradicate poverty by breaking the curse of Africa’s unsustainable debt

Rising debt amplifies investment risk, hampers economic diversification, and undermines investment in human capital.  


Transforming agriculture in Africa is key to a more peaceful world

As we embark on the great global endeavor to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees and end poverty and hunger by 2030, we hope that our leaders will remember that the people of Africa matter.  


Beyond income: a broader picture of poverty

How people experience poverty goes beyond living on less than $1.90 a day. Poverty is not only about lacking the means to make ends meet, it is multidimensional and takes many shapes.  


High-level event on the Sahel

Remarks at High-level event on the Sahel - WB/IMF Annual Meetings  


Chad: Humanitarian response and long-term recovery must go hand in hand

Mark Lowcock and Achim Steiner, the United Nations’ top humanitarian and development officials, today wrapped up their first joint visit in Chad, calling for greater international attention to and…  


UN humanitarian and development chiefs join forces to support crisis-affected people in North-East Nigeria

Achim Steiner and Mark Lowcock today called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the dire humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian…  


The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

Remarks at the launch of the Nigeria National Human Development Report  

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