UNDP facilitates establishment of Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum
May 9, 2018
The meeting, attended by over 150 stakeholders representing regional and multilateral organisations, development partners and State Governments, discussed critical issues that needed addressing for the region to be stabilized and fundamental elements to consider for successful reintegration of former Boko Haram fighters into society.
Government of Japan releases USD2.5 million for Early Recovery interventions in North-East Nigeria
Apr 21, 2018
The funding from the Government of Japan will be utilized within the framework of Integrated Community Stabilization Programme which UNDP has been implementing in the region intended to directly benefit 125,000 people in the three States.
Achieving Agenda 2030 - linking the goals to policies, plans and budgets
Mar 26, 2018
Through a partnership the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs), the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) and UNDP in Nigeria, the iSDGs model is being customized for use in long term planning and scenario analysis in the country.
Boko Haram survivors receive new livelihoods and infrastructure as Ngwom community reopens
Mar 20, 2018
Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Ngwom Community rolled out the drums on 13 March 2018 as UNDP handed over the rebuilt community to the State Government – they have been living in IDP Camps and communities, most of them up to four years, after fleeing their community. When the Ngwom was attacked by Boko Haram twice between 2014 and 2016, around 100 people were killed and the entire community was destroyed - many public buildings, including the only primary school that served the community, the only healthcare centre, trading areas and other essential public infrastructure were significantly destroyed.
Hope returns to Ngwom, four years after being overrun by Boko Haram
Mar 13, 2018
Four years ago, no one would have imagined that Ngwom would be home to hundreds of households again. Four years ago, a 45-year-old woman who lost everything never imagined living in a permanent shelter again, a school going girlchild lost hope of ever learning how to read and write.
Conference recommends inter-basin water transfer to save Lake Chad
Mar 9, 2018
Diminishing water levels of the Lake have contributed to the significant reduction in economic viability of the lake's basin, triggering mass migration, conflicts and crises in the region.
Over 150 trained in entrepreneurship skills in North-East Nigeria
Mar 4, 2018
UNDP has been investing in early recovery interventions in the region with the aim of preparing communities for the day after the crisis. Prolonged development deficit in the region exposed millions to different kinds of vulnerabilities, a reality also attributable to the root causes of the crisis.
900 solar lanterns to light up conflict-affected communities in North-East Nigeria
Jan 30, 2018
Access to power in North-East Nigeria remains low - in 2013, the year before the worst period of Boko Haram insurgency, the share of population with access to electricity in the three most affected States stood at 37.6%, 33%, and 18.1% in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe respectively.
New report highlights national conflict status in Nigeria
Dec 5, 2017
Key findings from this work point to a changed set of conflict actors and dynamics in Nigeria over recent years. Occurrences of political violence remains fairly constant although the driving forces of this violence have become more muddled. On the other hand, the research suggests a more complex security environment at the community level, with many communities having ready access to various forms of weaponry, challenging policing and law enforcement efforts.
Meeting the SDGs promise will depend on Public, Private and Civil Society partnerships
Nov 21, 2017
Partnership is at the very centre of the sustainable development agenda. It is both a means to an end, since it is a crucial enabler for the attainment of the other goals; and an end in itself, since Goal 17 is on ‘Means of Implementation and Revitalized Global Partnership.