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  • Waste Management Emergency Response improves livelihood opportunities for IDPs
    Jan 31, 2018

    Following the insurgency, daily waste generation in Maiduguri rose from an estimated 390 to 570 tons per day, a 45% increase from pre-conflict levels. The resulting environmental degradation is estimated at a US$2.9-million loss.

  • Today’s IDPs will be tomorrow’s Auto-Mechanic experts - thanks to UNDP
    Apr 19, 2017

    Contuining with interventions aimed at meeting early recovery needs of populations affected by the crisis in the North-East, UNDP is building on activities focusing on empowering Internally Displaced People (IDPs) with skills that would enable them to have sources of livelihoods - following the seven yearlong insurgency in North-East Nigeria, Millions have been displaced and livelihoods disrupted.

  • Bringing women at the centre of de-radicalisation efforts in North-East Nigeria
    Apr 1, 2017

    UNDP and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) brought participants from civil society, communities, and security sectors, both formal and informal, to discuss de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism narratives, and the division of roles in stamping out radical ideology.

  • Giving back hope to victims of insurgency - Zainab’s story
    Feb 2, 2017

    Zainab is now part of a programme aiming at creating a new future for displaced people in North East Nigeria. She learns dress making and embroidery at a Skill Acquisition Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, set up by the Borno State Ministry of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement, with support from UNDP and the Japanese government. The centre is part of the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery initiative of the UNDP Early Recovery Programme.

  • Aug 23, 2016

    Despite some difficulties, Nigeria provides a good example of a positively evolving democratic culture. Since embarking on the current democratic dispensation, successive leaderships have shown a commitment to institution-building.

  • UNDP’s continuous support, key to Nigeria’s deepening democracy
    Apr 8, 2015

    UNDP’s support in the process was aimed at ensuring that the country continues to enjoy a just, democratic, stable society, with accountable governance and increased transparency, through trusted, regulated, participatory electoral processes. Through partnerships established at different levels with both state and non-state actors, UNDP provided institutional capacity building support, through skills training and knowledge exchange.

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