Edward visits Niger Delta, calls for urgent rural development intervention in Ogoniland
Jun 10, 2017
UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon was on mission to the Niger Delta to get firsthand information from a variety of stakeholders on the issues the region faces. The Niger Delta occupies about 7.5% of Nigeria’s landmass and extends over about 70,000 km2 and home to over 20 million people. The region, endowed with oil, is also characterized by numerous development and environmental challenges.
UNDP helps hundreds of students to return to school in Makinta Kuriri
Jun 7, 2017
Makinta Kuriri primary school is gradually returning to normal, as students arrived for the morning assembly, sat at their new desks and excitedly awaited instructions from their teacher. Laughing and chatting, the students were ready to learn. This has not been the case for the past two years.
Nigeria observes World Environment Day 2017
Jun 5, 2017
Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating thus year’s World Environment Day (WED). Several activities were organised across the country including the main event held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. WED is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action - under the theme “Connect with Nature”, this year’s activities invited citizens of the world to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it.
Nigeria reviews draft policy on Gender in Disaster Risk Management
Jun 2, 2017
The aim of the Gender in Disaster Management Policy is to improve disaster management in the country through the incorporation of gender-aware and gender-responsive principles and practices into National Disaster Management Framework.
North-East States commend UNDP’s livelihood interventions for IDPs
Jun 1, 2017
State Government representatives have expressed gratitude to UNDP for efforts being implemented aimed at helping victims of the insurgency in their States. The representatives from Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe States visited a training centre in Kaduna where selected IDPs are undergoing training in automotive mechanics.
UNDP supported solar-powered agro-processing plant adding value to cassava in Buruku, Benue State
Jun 1, 2017
During the project site visit Mbateva-mbatyou community demonstrated the operational process of converting raw cassava to garri using solar-powered equipment. Five main stages are involved in the process: peeling, girding, compressing, frying, and filtering. All the stages, excluding compressing and frying, are operated by solar-powered equipment. The equipment, which is in full operation is easing the work and resources required to turn raw cassava into garri, one of the most popular sources of starch in the country.
UNDP tours Anambra State supported projects, reaffirms commitment to support the State
May 31, 2017
While in the State, the team met with the Honourable Commissioner of Economic Planning, Mr. Mark Okoye who solicited for more of UNDP’s support especially, towards the development of a Regional Economic Blueprint for the South East, a priority initiative agreed upon by the South East Governors Forum. The regional blueprint will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNDP"s new Country Programme.
UNDP hands over rehabilitated infrastructure to communities in North-East Nigeria
May 28, 2017
In Borno, resources were allocated for the procurement of construction material for 150 houses in Ngwom of Mafa LGA. A community that was totally devastated in the insurgency is now in the process of recovery – it is also a pilot community of UNDP’s integrated community stabilization package. In Yobe, a water borehole that from which over 4,000 residents will benefit was constructed in Biriri village in Tarmuwa LGA and two blocks of a primary school were constructed specifically for IDP children in Damaturu.
UNDP supported anti-corruption campaign reaches Imo State
May 17, 2017
Through its “Ask the People Initiative” the organisation has, since late 2016 organised an 8-week radio phone-in-programme during which jingles in local languages have been played and a 4-week television series - both have been effective in empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community members with necessary information for them to be actively involved in the anti-corruption crusade.
Discussing solutions to violent extremism with Nigerian youth
May 17, 2017
With the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, the role of youth in peacebuilding and preventing violent extremism has been elevated. Youth can no longer be seen as passive bystanders to peacebuilding, but must be actively engaged in processes of building and shaping peace.