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.
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.
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.
Nigeria launches Global Human Development Report 2016, Government reaffirms commitment to leaving no one behind
Apr 18, 2017
Nigeria joined other countries across the globe in launching the 2016 Global Human Development Report. Under the theme “Human Development for Everyone” the report highlights some of the barriers still hindering development to reach everyone everywhere. Globally, more than 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty since 1990 – yet many are left behind. Despite remarkable progress, 1 in 3 people still live in low human development.
Edward meets former President Obasanjo, seeks stronger partnership with Lagos State
Apr 14, 2017
During his first visit to the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Edward met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999 to 2007) at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State. During the meeting, the two discussed a wide range of national development issues and exchanged ideas on options for effective delivery of development support to the Government and people of Nigeria.
UNDP and Government of Nigeria sign agreement for SDGs mainstreaming
Apr 7, 2017
“We should use the opportunity presented by this partnership to ‘crowd in’ other partners, especially the States, organized private sector, civil society organization, other UN Agencies and the academia in the SDGs implementation process. Importantly, we should use the opportunity presented by this partnership to deliver appropriate, credible and durable development results for the people of Nigeria. Edward concluded.
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.”
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.
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.