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.
Speech by UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, at 12th Annual ECOWAS-Development Partners’ Coordination Meeting
Nov 8, 2017
"We look forward to deepening our collaboration with the Commission in addressing the remaining obstacles including the harmonization and complete integration of systems and the disparate institutional and human resource capacities across the different countries."
UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation sign agreement aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct 14, 2017
“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges have to be addressed.”
UNDP Nigeria supports displaced farmers in North-East Nigeria
Aug 21, 2017
Farmers in Kimba community located in Biu Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State were the the latest to receive support that will enable them restart livelihood activities. Kimba, an originally agrarian community with an estimated population of 5,000 suffered from attacks by Boko Haram - causing widespread damage to houses, triggering mass displacement of people.
UNDP supports West African electoral chiefs experience sharing initiative
Jul 27, 2017
UNDP's support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilitated the participation of the institution's officials in a Regional Seminar that focused on ‘Lessons Learned from the 2015-16 Elections Cycle in West Africa’.
UNDP facilitates participation of Nigerian youths in inaugural YouthConnekt Africa
Jul 26, 2017
UNDP Nigeria sent a 5-member delegation to the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit. The Summit which was held in Kigali, Rwanda, was hosted by the country's President Paul Kagame and organized by the Government of Rwanda in collaboration with UNDP and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD.
Nigeria analyses gaps in the mining sector
Jul 11, 2017
The Gap Analysis Report which was presented by George Lwanda, from UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, described the Nigeria mineral management regime as sound but insufficient.
UNDP Nigeria and Japan support displaced farmers in North East Nigeria
Jun 23, 2017
In Adamawa, more than 200 farmers received inputs in June. Most of the beneficiaries are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mainly from Borno State while others are from host communities – majority of IDPs are living in host communities.