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  • UNDP and Government of Nigeria sign agreement for SDGs mainstreaming Apr 7, 2017

    “We should use the opportunity presented by this partnership to ‘crowd in’ other partners, especially the States, organized private sector, civil society organization, other UN Agencies and the academia in the SDGs implementation process. Importantly, we should use the opportunity presented by this partnership to deliver appropriate, credible and durable development results for the people of Nigeria. Edward concluded.

  • Clean water brings safety and security to vulnerable communities Apr 5, 2017

    “This is the first step in stabilizing one of many communities on the brink of famine,” said Joerg Kuhnel, UNDP’s Northeast Nigeria Regional Coordinator. “By providing immediate employment for the most vulnerable people in this crisis, the money they earn can provide for their daily needs until livelihoods are kick-started.”

  • Providing emergency employment for victims of insurgency Apr 5, 2017

    UNDP is implementing its early recovery programme in affected communities in Northeast Nigeria to improve the living standards of the people affected by the insurgency. With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP’s early recovery work is channelled through two projects; Livelihoods and Social Cohesion, and Deradicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration.

  • 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.

  • Edward advocates for State-level SDGs Marshall Plans Mar 25, 2017

    During his 3-State mission to Kaduna, Kano and Katsina, Edward used engagements with State Authorities to advocate for the development and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based Development Plans at State-level as a framework for achieving sub-national social and economic progress. “I have always advocated for State-level SDGs-based ‘Marshall Plans’ to implement the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan to achieve broad-based suatainable and inclusive economic growth,” he stated during his address to the Executive Council of Kaduna State Government.

  • Nigeria scales up efforts towards ridding the country of Ozone Depleting Substances Mar 23, 2017

    After successfully meeting the target for the Management Plan for phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), Nigeria will commence the second phase. During the first phase, Nigeria had committed to the completion of the 2013 consumption freeze and 2015 10% reduction target.

  • UNDP partners with Youth NGO in Taraba State to fight corruption Mar 23, 2017

    In a bid to complement national efforts aimed at fighting corruption, UNDP, in partnership with the Youth Progressive Association in Taraba (TYPA), a non-governmental not-for-profit youth-led organization based in the State launched a Anti Corruption cluster Centre in Jalingo, Taraba.

  • Statement made by Edward Kallon during address to Kano State Executive Council Mar 22, 2017

    Alleviating poverty through strengthening of agro-food value chains, improving agricultural productivity and enhancing access to markets are areas where Kano state already has a comparative advantage we can leverage on. The partnership we intend to build moving forward, will unlock Kano’s potentials, revive its industrial base and generate employment for its people.

  • UNDP, ECOWAS partner in whistleblower protection sensitization Mar 22, 2017

    UNDP partnered with ECOWAS the Commission on its advocacy and sensitization missions on Whistleblowers’ Protection Strategy to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The two missions were undertaken in February and March respectively.

  • Statement by Edward Kallon during his address to State Executive Council in Kaduna Mar 20, 2017

    The UN support to your development aspirations in Kaduna will be catalytic and innovative, and we look forward to work with your team, especially the staff of the Planning and Budget Commission, the Economic Planning Board and Local Level Planning Committee to leverage all available resources (human and financial); institutions, including those of the United Nations and the private sector; and ideas and best practices from across the globe to ensure that this noble idea of applying the principle of subsidiarity in the planning process is achieved in Kaduna.

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