Meet UNDP Nigeria's new Country Director, Samuel Bwalya
Jun 13, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria welcomes its new Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, who begun his tour of duty on Monday 12 June, 2017. As Country Director, Samuel will be responsible for the day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assumes overall responsibility for the UNDP programme and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of activities. Before coming to Nigeria, Mr. Bwalya served as Country Director for UNDP in Ethiopia.
UNDP helps hundreds of students to return to school in Makinta Kuriri
Jun 7, 2017
Makinta Kuriri primary school is gradually returning to normal, as students arrived for the morning assembly, sat at their new desks and excitedly awaited instructions from their teacher. Laughing and chatting, the students were ready to learn. This has not been the case for the past two years.
UNDP tours Anambra State supported projects, reaffirms commitment to support the State
May 31, 2017
While in the State, the team met with the Honourable Commissioner of Economic Planning, Mr. Mark Okoye who solicited for more of UNDP’s support especially, towards the development of a Regional Economic Blueprint for the South East, a priority initiative agreed upon by the South East Governors Forum. The regional blueprint will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNDP"s new Country Programme.
UNDP hands over rehabilitated infrastructure to communities in North-East Nigeria
May 28, 2017
In Borno, resources were allocated for the procurement of construction material for 150 houses in Ngwom of Mafa LGA. A community that was totally devastated in the insurgency is now in the process of recovery – it is also a pilot community of UNDP’s integrated community stabilization package. In Yobe, a water borehole that from which over 4,000 residents will benefit was constructed in Biriri village in Tarmuwa LGA and two blocks of a primary school were constructed specifically for IDP children in Damaturu.
Discussing solutions to violent extremism with Nigerian youth
May 17, 2017
With the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, the role of youth in peacebuilding and preventing violent extremism has been elevated. Youth can no longer be seen as passive bystanders to peacebuilding, but must be actively engaged in processes of building and shaping peace.
UNDP supported anti-corruption campaign reaches Imo State
May 17, 2017
Through its “Ask the People Initiative” the organisation has, since late 2016 organised an 8-week radio phone-in-programme during which jingles in local languages have been played and a 4-week television series - both have been effective in empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community members with necessary information for them to be actively involved in the anti-corruption crusade.
Grabo community receives renovated health centre after surrendering arms
May 5, 2017
Following successful collection of arms in Grabo (San Pedro), through the Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programme, the project rewarded Grabo community with a renovated health centre – this will significantly help in reducing maternal mortality in the community.
Government of Nigeria inaugurates Donors’ Partnership Forum on SDGs
Apr 28, 2017
In continuing with its efforts aimed at strengthening partnerships and broadening stakeholder participation in national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programmes, the Government of Nigeria inaugurated the Donors’ Forum on the Implementation of SDGs. The inauguration of the Forum came just two months after the launch of the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs.
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.