The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Across Africa, UNOPS works with our partners to help maximize the impact of their humanitarian, development and peace initiatives – all in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
We work to build resilience, mitigate the impact of disasters, and assist partners with responding, recovering, and building back better from crises and conflict. We help reduce inequalities by enabling access to basic services for vulnerable communities, build the capacity of institutions and suppliers, and drive economic opportunities.
We think innovatively and work efficiently so that the people of Africa can build a stronger future and governments can achieve peace and sustainable development.
UNOPS in Africa
Supporting our partners' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through improved infrastructure, procurement and project management services.
The Central African Republic
Building community resilience, developing transportation infrastructure, and improving peace and security throughout the country.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Improving infrastructure, strengthening national capacity development and supporting conflict prevention efforts throughout the country and the region.
Supporting the government and other partners in their efforts to drive sustainable development and improve service delivery throughout the country.
Supporting our partners’ efforts to strengthen the health sector, improve agricultural growth and achieve their development goals.
Across parts of West Africa, UNOPS helps countries achieve their development goals by providing infrastructure and procurement-related services.
From Kenya, UNOPS supports a range of development initiatives in 15 countries across Eastern and Southern Africa.
Providing procurement, infrastructure and fund management services to help build a more sustainable future for the people of Mozambique.
Providing regional support from Dakar, UNOPS promotes sustainable infrastructure and economic development throughout Francophone West Africa.
Across Sierra Leone, UNOPS supports long-term peace and resilience by providing a range of procurement, project management and infrastructure-related services.
Supporting our partners’ efforts to improve peace and security throughout the country.
Supporting the country’s development priorities, improving peace and security, and enhancing connectivity through improved infrastructure.
UNOPS provides infrastructure, procurement and project management services to help its partners and communities build a better future.
From our office in Tunis, UNOPS manages sustainable development projects throughout the North Africa region.
Improving healthcare services and key infrastructure for the people of Zambia.
Helping build the foundations to support Zimbabwe’s development agenda by providing sustainable infrastructure and procurement services.
Across Africa, we provide infrastructure, project management and procurement services, with a particular focus on the health sector and climate action.
Active projects in the region
Responding to climate change in Africa
InsightThe critical role of sanitation infrastructure in African cities
As cities in Africa continue to grow at a rapid pace, the importance of sanitation services must not be overlooked – we must get it right.
InsightIncreasing access to safe water for urban areas in Africa
As the population of cities and urban areas in Africa is set to explode in the coming decades, how can we ensure an adequate supply of water for city dwellers?
InsightInvest in renewable energy in African cities
Renewable energy is touted as a solution for rural electricity access in Africa – but it could also solve the unique challenges of providing reliable energy in urban areas.
PublicationScaling up essential services in African cities
A report jointly published by UNOPS, the African Development Bank and Cities Alliance examines a way forward to ensure more effective delivery of basic services through infrastructure.