Women empowerment key to transforming the continent’s agriculture
Dec 6, 2016
According to a key finding in UNDP’s 2016 Africa Human Development Report (AfHDR) —Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa — gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa about US$95 billion a year and hampers the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth.
Africa must focus on agro-allied industrialisation that is inclusive
Dec 5, 2016
Three main factors account for African agriculture’s under-performance and low productivity. First, a large proportion of Africa’s agriculture depends on rain. Only 6 percent of the total cultivated area in Africa is equipped for irrigation, compared to 46 percent in South Asia and 56 percent in East Asia. Accelerated irrigation has the potential to improve land-use efficiency and boost agricultural productivity by as much as 50%.
Statement by Pa Lamin Beyai at Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 2016 Fellows Lecture and Conferment of Fellowship
Nov 15, 2016
The promotion and advancement of legal scholarship is of critical importance in the shaping of any society. Law defines how we interact with the world around us today, and also helps us understand what that interaction may look like tomorrow. Strong, transparent and equitable legal frameworks for societies serve as a cornerstone for peace, democracy and development.
UNDP supports regional efforts against violent extremism
Oct 24, 2016
As part of the regional programme to prevent, counter, and respond to violent extremism in Africa, the UNDP Regional Service Centre in collaboration with the International Interfaith Peace Corps (IIPC) and the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development organized a two-day Traditional and Religious Leaders Conference on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa in Abuja.
Violent extremism affects us all, pushes the already vulnerable beyond their ability to cope and survive - Mandisa
Oct 17, 2016
Violent extremism affects us all cutting across national borders. It pushes the already vulnerable beyond their ability to cope and survive. Our latest National Human Development Report 2016 already highlights the fact that where there is insecurity, development suffers, poverty thrives affecting women and children the worst.
UNDP holds training workshop for security agencies on de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism
Oct 13, 2016
UNDP in partnership with the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), under the Japanese government-funded Deradicalization Counterterrorism and Migration project (DCM) recently organized a series of training workshop for officials drawn from Nigerian security agencies on the investigation and prosecution of terrorism with particular regard to the protection and support of witnesses and victims of terrorism.
Statement by Opia Mensah Kumah, Resident Representative a.i, at the First ASDP Cassava Value Chain Roundtable meeting, Lagos
Sep 6, 2016
The importance of cassava has grown beyond its essence as a staple and food security crop. Cassava is now recognized as an essential industrial crop. It is now recognized as an essential raw material for large scale manufacturing.
UNDP will fully support implementation of programmes of action for the quick roll out of the SDGs across all States - Pa Lamin Beyai
Aug 30, 2016
As the lead UN agency mandated to eradicate poverty globally, at UNDP we will continue with our central role in supporting the government to achieve its long term development aspirations. We will support the implementation of relevant strategies and programmes of action for the quick and simultaneous roll out of the SDGs across all States in the country.
Democracy, Leadership and Agenda 2030: Inspiration from Nigeria
Aug 23, 2016
Despite some difficulties, Nigeria provides a good example of a positively evolving democratic culture. Since embarking on the current democratic dispensation, successive leaderships have shown a commitment to institution-building.
UNDP statement at the validation workshop on integrated analyses for a REDD+ strategy in Nigeria
Aug 16, 2016
We recognize that stakeholder engagement is essential for the sustainability of development and resource management, enhancing the design and implementation of activities and building local understanding and ownership.