• 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.

  • Nigeria scales up efforts towards ridding the country of Ozone Depleting Substances Mar 23, 2017

    After successfully meeting the target for the Management Plan for phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), Nigeria will commence the second phase. During the first phase, Nigeria had committed to the completion of the 2013 consumption freeze and 2015 10% reduction target.

  • UNDP partners with Youth NGO in Taraba State to fight corruption Mar 23, 2017

    In a bid to complement national efforts aimed at fighting corruption, UNDP, in partnership with the Youth Progressive Association in Taraba (TYPA), a non-governmental not-for-profit youth-led organization based in the State launched a Anti Corruption cluster Centre in Jalingo, Taraba.

  • UNDP, ECOWAS partner in whistleblower protection sensitization Mar 22, 2017

    UNDP partnered with ECOWAS the Commission on its advocacy and sensitization missions on Whistleblowers’ Protection Strategy to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The two missions were undertaken in February and March respectively.

  • Government and UNDP launch Early Recovery Sector Working Group (ERSWG) in Maiduguri Mar 9, 2017

    The ERSWG is a platform that allows organizations to harmonize their interventions in meeting early recovery needs of affacted populations and communities in the region. These include, among others, assessments of needs, planning, and implementation of activities to restore livelihoods and to strengthen governance structures for enhanced provision of basic social services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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