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.
Grabo community receives renovated health centre after surrendering arms
May 5, 2017
Following successful collection of arms in Grabo (San Pedro), through the Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programme, the project rewarded Grabo community with a renovated health centre – this will significantly help in reducing maternal mortality in the community.
Government of Nigeria inaugurates Donors’ Partnership Forum on SDGs
Apr 28, 2017
In continuing with its efforts aimed at strengthening partnerships and broadening stakeholder participation in national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programmes, the Government of Nigeria inaugurated the Donors’ Forum on the Implementation of SDGs. The inauguration of the Forum came just two months after the launch of the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs.
UNDP's package to help stabilise Kimba town in Borno State
Apr 20, 2017
Kimba needs help. It’s on the cusp of a small Boko Haram stronghold, but a new military outpost down the road eases some of the fear of renewed attacks. They worry about mines. Two community members were killed when they struck unexploded bombs in their fields in 2016.
Edward meets with Marcel, A. de Souza, ECOWAS President
Apr 20, 2017
UNDP Nigeria, working through National Commissions (NATCOMs), is implementing the European Union funded ECOWAS Regional Project on Small Arms and Lights Weapons. The project, now in its third year of implementation seeks to address proliferation of small arms and light weapons in 7 countries including Nigeria.
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.
UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) explores avenues for operationalising partnership with Channels Television
Apr 19, 2017
During the month, the GEF SGP team visited and met with Channels Television Chairman Mr. John Momoh. Led by the GEF SGP National Coordinator, Ms. Ibironke Olubamise, the team highlighted what the UNDP GEF SGP had achieved through its grassroot projects in Nigeria, including those focusing on Sustainable Energy for All, Food Security and Biodiversity, Environmental Policy Projects, amongst others.
Nigeria launches Global Human Development Report 2016, Government reaffirms commitment to leaving no one behind
Apr 18, 2017
Nigeria joined other countries across the globe in launching the 2016 Global Human Development Report. Under the theme “Human Development for Everyone” the report highlights some of the barriers still hindering development to reach everyone everywhere. Globally, more than 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty since 1990 – yet many are left behind. Despite remarkable progress, 1 in 3 people still live in low human development.
Edward meets former President Obasanjo, seeks stronger partnership with Lagos State
Apr 14, 2017
During his first visit to the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Edward met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999 to 2007) at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State. During the meeting, the two discussed a wide range of national development issues and exchanged ideas on options for effective delivery of development support to the Government and people of Nigeria.