Governance and Peace Building

Partnering with the people and government of Nigeria, UNDP’s support takes a holistic approach strategically linking governance, conflict prevention and peace building to address development deficits resulting from marginalization, mismanagement of public resources, social exclusion and weak sense of national identity.

Our Goals

UNDP support to the people and government of Nigeria is aimed at ensuring that the country enjoys a just, democratic, stable society, with accountable governance and increased transparency, through trusted, regulated, participatory electoral processes and high institutional performance, governed by the Rule of Law.more

Street drama on Voter education. Photo: UNDP Nigeria

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Our Stories

Ekaete Umoh at her office
Ekaete Umoh (front) with her team outside of her office in Uyo, Nigeria. Photo: UNDP Nigeria

Ekaete's Story: Fighting the good fight for disability rights in Nigeria

When you meet disability rights advocate Ekaete Umoh, the first thing that comes to mind is how one person can have such motivation. Whether it ismore 

Chiefs from Agila community
Chiefs from the Agila community in Nigeria attend a peace celebration. Photo: UNDP in Nigeria

Agila: A tale of two chiefs

On a muggy day in June, hundreds of men, women and children from the Agila community, in north central Nigeria, dance to the beat of drums.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD II) is a joint donor-funded project managed by UNDP in support of deepening democracy in Nigeria. It is funded with contributions from the European Union (EU), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the UNDP.more 

  • This project is based on the realisation that reducing corruption and ensuring the effective and just utilisation of public resources are crucial for achieving sustainable growth and development in Nigeria. In spite of being one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, Nigeria continues to grapple with the challenge of relatively low levels of human development.more 

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