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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.