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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Media Coverage - Launch of AfHDR2016 Dec 7, 2016

    UNDP Nigeria launched the African Human Development 2016 (AfHDR2016) in Abuja. The event was part of the 11th African Economic Conference that took place 5-7 December 2016 in Nigeria. The Report makes a case that untapped potential of women is costing the African continent millions of Dollars every year.

  • Women empowerment key to transforming the continent’s agriculture Dec 6, 2016

    According to a key finding in UNDP’s 2016 Africa Human Development Report (AfHDR) —Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa — gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa about US$95 billion a year and hampers the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth.

  • UNDP supports regional efforts against violent extremism Oct 24, 2016

    As part of the regional programme to prevent, counter, and respond to violent extremism in Africa, the UNDP Regional Service Centre in collaboration with the International Interfaith Peace Corps (IIPC) and the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development organized a two-day Traditional and Religious Leaders Conference on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa in Abuja.

  • UNDP holds training workshop for security agencies on de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism Oct 13, 2016

    UNDP in partnership with the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), under the Japanese government-funded Deradicalization Counterterrorism and Migration project (DCM) recently organized a series of training workshop for officials drawn from Nigerian security agencies on the investigation and prosecution of terrorism with particular regard to the protection and support of witnesses and victims of terrorism.

  • Democracy, Leadership and Agenda 2030: Inspiration from Nigeria Aug 23, 2016

    Despite some difficulties, Nigeria provides a good example of a positively evolving democratic culture. Since embarking on the current democratic dispensation, successive leaderships have shown a commitment to institution-building.

  • 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.