Reducing the energy poverty gap, Nigeria embarks ambitious plan to increase power generation
Apr 1, 2015
UNDP is therefore supporting the government to develop a large-scale, on-grid renewable energy project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will include a GEF grant of $4.4 million, with co-financing amounting to $150 million, mostly from the private sector. The project follows UNDP’s innovative Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) approach identifies the key risk categories in the renewable energy sector before assisting policymakers to determine the most cost effective set of public instruments that can target those risks.
Building capacity for monitoring Human Rights in Nigeria: UNDP continues to train monitors
Mar 31, 2015
The training included areas around; human rights overview of Nigeria; human rights monitoring, documentation and interviewing witnesses especially in a hostile environment; human rights reporting and its stages; monitoring human rights violations in situations of armed conflict; and safety issues in monitoring and documenting human rights. In order to strengthen the process, UNDP is working to support the NHRC to identify, train and deploy additional monitors during the course of the year.
- On the Eve of Elections: Presidential front-runners renew pledges to peaceful polls, and respect outcome Mar 27, 2015
Elections Update| INEC better prepared for general elections; acknowledges UNDP’s support.
Mar 8, 2015
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the Commission is now in a better position to conduct the 2015 general elections, which were earlier postponed for six weeks due to security concerns.
- Statement by Daouda Toure, UN Nigeria Resident Coordinator at the 2015 Lions Day with the United Nations, Abuja Mar 5, 2015
Moving to zero cases must still be top priority in Ebola-affected countries - UN Development Chief
Feb 18, 2015
Helen Clark spent the past week holding discussions with government ministers, UN agency representatives and international partners and meeting affected communities in the three countries. She left deeply impressed by the critical role communities continue to play in stopping the outbreak.
Promoting peaceful engagement on social media. UNDP courts online publishers
Feb 16, 2015
Nigeria is currently ranked 8th on the global internet engagement scale with more than 73 million people that actively engage the internet. Noting that majority of online social media users are youths, it is important that engagements with them on these platform promote peace and constructive dialogue on development issues affecting the country.
Nigeria’s Electoral Commission postpones 2015 general elections
Feb 8, 2015
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the general elections slated to start from February 14th 2015. Announcing the decision, INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega informed the country that the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on March 28th, 2015, while Governorship and State Assembly elections are scheduled for April 11th.
Observing elections from a gender perspective; UNDP builds capacity of women CSOs
Feb 3, 2015
About 90 representatives from NGOs across Nigeria have had their capacities built on election observation from a gender perspective at a training held on January 29th, 2015. Using the election observation manual, participants were trained on the collection of gender disaggregated data during elections. The training also covered different methodologies for information gathering and analysis from a gender perspective during election observation.
Close Ranks and Work In Harmony To Achieve Gender Parity In Political Representation…… Nigeria’s First Lady Urges Fellow Women
Dec 1, 2014
Nigeria’s First Lady Dame (Dr.) Patience Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerian women to close ranks and work in harmony to overcome the low female representation in Nigerian politics. “The implications of not doing enough through a common ground to finding solutions to the poor participation of women in decision making, would only put us at risk of continuing to run a democracy where the aspirations of all members of the population are not truly expressed” the First Lady said.