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  • Call for proposals for grants - Suppot to Anti-Corruption Project Jul 5, 2016

    The EU funded project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria being implemented by UNDP and UNODC is issuing this Call for Proposal for qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the basis of the set selection criteria outlined. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity in the provision of services and participation in Anti- corruption activities.

  • With UNDP support, Nigeria moves to improve service delivery in the port sector Jun 23, 2016

    In an effort to enhance operational efficiency in the delivery of services within the country’s port sector, Nigeria has launched harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of all Agencies and Operators at the country’s Seaports.

  • UNDP will continue to support Nigeria in adopting a sustainable development pathway - Pa Lamin Beyai May 31, 2016

    Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are no doubt one of the major outcomes of the Paris Agreement, and to a large extent, the centerpiece of the new global climate regime, which forms the foundation for the pathway towards climate resilient development. Therefore, this meeting could not have come at a better time, as the world begins the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • National Human Development Report 2016 makes compelling case that unchecked human security parameters impacts on human development in Nigeria May 13, 2016

    “Insecurity remains an ever-present threat to peace and development of the country … and, without a doubt, poses great danger and exacerbates an already fragile economic development landscape as the country grapples with the reality of shifting from over-reliance on oil and gas sector to other sectors,” stated Fatma Samoura, UNDP Nigeria Resident Representative at the launch of the 2016 National Human Development Report in Abuja earlier today.

  • Insecurity remains an ever-present threat to peace and development of Nigeria - Fatma Samoura May 13, 2016

    It is always a pleasure to be in the midst of such a distinguished audience. I want to thank all of you for honouring our invitation to come and witness the launch of this flagship publication of UNDP Nigeria Country Office – the 2016 National Human Development Report. In a very special way, I want to thank the Government of the Federal Republic on Nigeria for the very fruitful collaboration and support provided to us throughout the entire process.

  • Call for Proposals for Grants - Support to Anti-Corruption Project Apr 14, 2016

    The EU funded project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria being implemented by UNDP and UNODC is issuing this Call for Proposal for qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the basis of the set selection criteria outlined. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity in the provision of services and participation in Anti- corruption activities.

  • A call to reflect on the challenge of insecurity and development in Nigeria Apr 14, 2016

    On this day two years ago, suspected Boko Haram militants raided Government Secondary School – Chibok in Borno state of Nigeria abducting more than 200 girls in the process. To date, most of these girls are yet to be traced and rescued. But even some of those who were rescued, especially those who fell pregnant as a result of forced marriage to their abductors, were never fully re-integrated into society, adding to their trauma.

  • To pursue equitable and sustainable economic growth, structural reforms are needed – Fatma Samoura Apr 12, 2016

    At the UN, we believe that in order to pursue economic growth that is both equitable and sustainable, a number of structural reforms are needed. This is increasingly becoming more urgent as countries embark of the SDGs implementation process. Going forward, Mr Chairman, we will pursue, together with our national partners, especially the government, an economic diversification programme that elevates the agricultural, non-oil manufacturing, solid minerals and the service sectors, shifting emphasis and attention to higher value adding activities whilst reducing reliance on volatile commodity exports such as oil and gas.

  • Fatma Samoura visits Maiduguri, appeals for urgent humanitarian support for Borno State Apr 1, 2016

    The situation in Maiduguri is critical, there is need for all development and humanitarian actors to scale up their support to complement efforts by the government in Borno State.” Said Fatma Samoura, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator who is also UNDP Resident Representative, at the end of her first mission to the North East of Nigeria. Ms. Samoura visited Maiduguri 31 March – 1 April 2016 during which period she met State Authorities, humanitarian actors from International Non-Governmental Organisations, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in camps and informal host communities.

  • Use post disaster recovery processes as opportunities to build resilient communities - Fatma Samoura Mar 29, 2016

    Recovery and reconstruction means building back better. We need to look at what conditions made our infrastructure and livelihoods vulnerable to natural disasters and ensure that these conditions are not replicated during the recovery phase. We need to come up with measures to reduce exposure to future natural hazards – this is the essence of being Resilient. It means having the ability to Prevent, Absorb, Adapt and Transform ourselves in situations of disasters.

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