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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let us bring private sector into 'engine room' of SDGs in Nigeria - Edward Kallon Feb 28, 2017

    • The 2030 Agenda commits all countries and stakeholders to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection while ‘leaving no one behind’. The scale and ambition of this new universal agenda calls for an integrated approach to sustainable development and collective action at all levels.

  • Giving back hope to victims of insurgency - Zainab’s story Feb 2, 2017

    Zainab is now part of a programme aiming at creating a new future for displaced people in North East Nigeria. She learns dress making and embroidery at a Skill Acquisition Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, set up by the Borno State Ministry of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement, with support from UNDP and the Japanese government. The centre is part of the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery initiative of the UNDP Early Recovery Programme.

  • Statement attributed to UN Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon, following meeting with Borno State Governor Jan 12, 2017

    His Excellency expressed his immense appreciation of the work the various humanitarian actors are doing in Borno. He also stated that while the ongoing humanitarian work is helping hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of support, the burden is only becoming heavier as more Local Government Areas (LGAs) become liberated from the control of Boko Haram. He therefore requested for urgent and scaled up support directed towards these newly liberated areas.

  • UNDP and Japan supports IDPs in North East of Nigeria Jan 6, 2017

    With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP and its implementing partners continues to provide support to people affected by the ongoing military insurgency in North East region of Nigeria. This support is being channeled through two projects; one focusing on Livelihood and Social Cohesion, while the other on De-radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration.

  • Edward Kallon formally begins his tour of duty in Nigeria, promises to lead an efficient and responsive UN System Dec 15, 2016

    I am also aware, I am starting my tenure as the Head of the UN in Nigeria (a Representative of the Secretary General H.E Ban Ki moon and the incoming SG, Mr. Antonio Guterres) at a time when questions are being raised by partners on the role of the UN in Nigeria. This is compounded by the concerns of some stakeholders, especially the government on our mode of engagement in the North-East. While these may be perceptions, I intend to use the UN system’s collective resolve to make sure they do not become reality. In this respect, I intend to work with my colleagues in the UNCT to “Deliver as One”and speak with One Voice on critical issues of concern on UN-Nigeria relations and on our interventions in Nigeria.

  • Meet our new Resident Representative, Edward Kallon Dec 15, 2016

    Before his career began with the UN, he worked in his home country as a Socio-Economist and Community Development Coordinator for GTZMANR (1988-1990) and with Plan International during 1986 as Income Generation Project Coordinator. He holds an M.A. in Development Studies with a specialization in Agriculture and Rural Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands and a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education from Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone.

  • Africa Economic Conference 2016 - media coverage Dec 9, 2016

    Media houses, local and foreign, covered the 11 African Economic Conference in Abuja. This page will be updated on a continuous basis to reflect the coverage of the 3-day event.

  • AEC 2016 closes with call for agriculture to be at the centre of Africa’s development Dec 8, 2016

    Over 300 participants attended the annual event, co-organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on the theme, “Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth.”