The Regional Programme for Africa

...Delivering results for Africa

The Regional Programme for Africa is a flagship UNDP programme that responds to challenges and opportunities facing the African continent and to the priorities and aspirations of Africa as articulated by the African Union and other regional organs.

Based at the Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, we collaborate and coordinate with UNDP sub-regional hubs operating out of Dakar, Nairobi and Pretoria and work closely with the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and other regional actors across the continent. 

Endorsed by UNDP’s Executive Board in February 2022, the new Regional Programme Document for 2022-2025 operates as an integrated continental mechanism that coordinates regional, sub-regional and country development planning for greater effectiveness and results.

It is anchored in the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025, and the Regional Bureau for Africa’s Strategic Offer. It coalesces UNDP’s regional interventions under four critical priorities articulated to resonate with the 2030 Agenda in this Decade of Action:

  • Priority 1 – People. In a context of reinvigorated social contracts, African citizens have a stronger voice and influence in African Union, regional economic communities, and regional mechanisms policymaking and implementation processes. Read The People Edition newsletter.
  • Priority 2 – Prosperity. African citizens benefit from a regionally integrated, structurally transformed, and inclusive economy.
  • Priority 3 – Planet. African citizens, supported by the African Union and Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms, build a resilient Africa.
  • Priority 4 – Peace. African citizens, especially women and youth, supported by the African Union and regional economic communities and regional mechanisms, achieve measurable progress towards sustainable peace.

Continue reading to learn more about the new Regional Programme for Africa.

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