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  • Sexual and gender-based violence in the East: positive points in the fight. Dec 9, 2016

    Funded to the tune of $18 million for a five year period by the Canadian government, the Program to Combat Impunity, Support Victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Empowerment of Women in the East of the DRC took stock of its four years of life. This was an opportunity to review the results achieved during 2016 as well as to validate the Program's annual work plan for 2017.

  • Annual Programme Review: Encouraging Results Reported Nov 22, 2016

    On Tuesday, 22 November 2016, the Congolese government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and UNDP undertook a review of the Country Programme Action Plan. This annual review is a mandatory consultation process between the government and its technical and financial partners, with the goal of measuring the progress and results in the area of sustainable human development.

  • Solidarity, a Bank Guarantee for the Poorest Nov 15, 2016

    In order to improve living conditions in both rural areas and towns, several micro-finance institutions supported by UNDP and UNCDF offer an original solution to the poorest members of society so that they can have access to credit. This includes the creation of solidarity groups to take out loans collectively, guaranteed by joint surety. These initiatives take place within the framework of the Support Programme for the Microfinance Sector (PASMIF) supported by Belgium and Sweden.

  • Kawa Maber: A Committed and United Cooperative Working to Produce Exceptional Coffee! Nov 11, 2016

    What connects a cup of coffee, tackling conflict, the pursuit of excellence and the conservation of the environment? To find out, you will have to ask the 2,300 coffee producers at the Kawa Maber cooperative in Ituri!

  • UNDP Trains Three Provincial Assemblies’ Website Managers Sep 16, 2016

    On 15-16 September 2016, the Project for Support to Democratic Institutions and Civil Society (PAIDES) organized a training session for the website managers of the provincial assemblies of Kwilu, Kasaï Oriental and Tshopo. The participants now have the necessary skills to manage their websites and use them as tools for visibility and to interact with local communities

  • Promoting volunteerism for community development Jul 20, 2016

    Five UN Volunteers are initiating volunteering projects ranging from literacy promotion to income-generating activities in partnership with local associations and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Increase in Court Rulings on Sexual Violence in North Kivu Jul 12, 2016

    A monitoring mission for the joint programme “Tupinge Ubakaji” (fight against impunity, support for victims of gender-based violence and the empowerment of women in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) took place in Beni from 20 to 23 June.

  • Innovation fund: sport, English and knowledge sharing to improve UNDP’s performance Jul 12, 2016

    UNDP DRC staff members were invited this year to submit their innovative ideas aimed at improving their performance and strengthen team cohesion...

  • Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups Now a Reality in Rutshuru, North Kivu Jul 11, 2016

    Some 324 children, including 164 who were formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups, plus a further 164 vulnerable children, ended the 2016 school year in 20 schools and two academic catch-up centres in the chefferie of Bwisha in the territory of Rutshuru, 60km from the city of Goma.

  • Solidarity, a bank guarantee for the poorest Mar 7, 2016

    In the DRC, saving and credit unions mainly reach the poorest citizens who are excluded from traditional financial systems.

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