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  • 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.

  • With UNDP support, Nigeria moves to improve service delivery in the port sector Jun 23, 2016

    In an effort to enhance operational efficiency in the delivery of services within the country’s port sector, Nigeria has launched harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of all Agencies and Operators at the country’s Seaports.

  • Call for Proposals for Grants - Support to Anti-Corruption Project Apr 14, 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.

  • A call to reflect on the challenge of insecurity and development in Nigeria Apr 14, 2016

    On this day two years ago, suspected Boko Haram militants raided Government Secondary School – Chibok in Borno state of Nigeria abducting more than 200 girls in the process. To date, most of these girls are yet to be traced and rescued. But even some of those who were rescued, especially those who fell pregnant as a result of forced marriage to their abductors, were never fully re-integrated into society, adding to their trauma.

  • Fatma Samoura takes up position as new UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Feb 2, 2016

    Newly appointed Resident Representative for UNDP in Nigeria (who will also serve as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator) has taken up her position in Abuja. Before coming to Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese national, served as Resident Representative for UNDP Madagascar and as head of the UN System in the country from October 2010.

  • UNDP reaffirms commitment to supporting Nigeria in delivering development results Jan 19, 2016

    Opiah Kumah, interim UNDP Resident Representative today paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Budget and National Planning. Leading the delegation from UNDP Nigeria Country Office, Opia used the opprtunity to reaffirm UNDP's continuing commitment towards supporting government's efforts aimed at uplifting the living standards of Nigerians.

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