• Achieving Agenda 2030 - linking the goals to policies, plans and budgets Mar 26, 2018

    Through a partnership the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs), the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) and UNDP in Nigeria, the iSDGs model is being customized for use in long term planning and scenario analysis in the country.

  • Boko Haram survivors receive new livelihoods and infrastructure as Ngwom community reopens Mar 20, 2018

    Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Ngwom Community rolled out the drums on 13 March 2018 as UNDP handed over the rebuilt community to the State Government – they have been living in IDP Camps and communities, most of them up to four years, after fleeing their community. When the Ngwom was attacked by Boko Haram twice between 2014 and 2016, around 100 people were killed and the entire community was destroyed - many public buildings, including the only primary school that served the community, the only healthcare centre, trading areas and other essential public infrastructure were significantly destroyed.

  • Conference recommends inter-basin water transfer to save Lake Chad Mar 9, 2018

    Diminishing water levels of the Lake have contributed to the significant reduction in economic viability of the lake's basin, triggering mass migration, conflicts and crises in the region.

  • 900 solar lanterns to light up conflict-affected communities in North-East Nigeria Jan 30, 2018

    Access to power in North-East Nigeria remains low - in 2013, the year before the worst period of Boko Haram insurgency, the share of population with access to electricity in the three most affected States stood at 37.6%, 33%, and 18.1% in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe respectively.

  • New report highlights national conflict status in Nigeria Dec 5, 2017

    Key findings from this work point to a changed set of conflict actors and dynamics in Nigeria over recent years. Occurrences of political violence remains fairly constant although the driving forces of this violence have become more muddled. On the other hand, the research suggests a more complex security environment at the community level, with many communities having ready access to various forms of weaponry, challenging policing and law enforcement efforts.

  • UNDP Nigeria supports displaced farmers in North-East Nigeria Aug 21, 2017

    Farmers in Kimba community located in Biu Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State were the the latest to receive support that will enable them restart livelihood activities. Kimba, an originally agrarian community with an estimated population of 5,000 suffered from attacks by Boko Haram - causing widespread damage to houses, triggering mass displacement of people.

  • UNDP supports West African electoral chiefs experience sharing initiative Jul 27, 2017

    UNDP's support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilitated the participation of the institution's officials in a Regional Seminar that focused on ‘Lessons Learned from the 2015-16 Elections Cycle in West Africa’.

  • UNDP facilitates participation of Nigerian youths in inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Jul 26, 2017

    UNDP Nigeria sent a 5-member delegation to the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit. The Summit which was held in Kigali, Rwanda, was hosted by the country's President Paul Kagame and organized by the Government of Rwanda in collaboration with UNDP and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD.

  • Nigeria analyses gaps in the mining sector Jul 11, 2017

    The Gap Analysis Report which was presented by George Lwanda, from UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, described the Nigeria mineral management regime as sound but insufficient.

  • UNDP Nigeria and Japan support displaced farmers in North East Nigeria Jun 23, 2017

    In Adamawa, more than 200 farmers received inputs in June. Most of the beneficiaries are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mainly from Borno State while others are from host communities – majority of IDPs are living in host communities.

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