• 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.

  • Nigerians speak out on breaking the chain of corruption Dec 18, 2015

    Corruption undermines human development and democracy. It reduces access to public services by diverting public resources for private gain. "When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewer resources to build schools, hospitals, roads and water treatment facilities. When foreign aid is diverted into private bank accounts, major infrastructure projects come to a halt. Corruption enables fake or substandard medicines to be dumped on the market, and hazardous waste to be dumped in landfill sites and in oceans. The vulnerable suffer first and worst."

  • Achieving SDGs by 2030 will propel Nigeria to further prosperity - Opia Kumah Dec 3, 2015

    SDGs are a comprehensive framework for development and progress for all nations. They are a platform for launching our development and progress." stated Opia in his remarks during the interview with Nigeria's Africa Independent Television watched across the continent.

  • Reducing the energy poverty gap, Nigeria embarks ambitious plan to increase power generation Apr 1, 2015

    UNDP is therefore supporting the government to develop a large-scale, on-grid renewable energy project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will include a GEF grant of $4.4 million, with co-financing amounting to $150 million, mostly from the private sector. The project follows UNDP’s innovative Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) approach identifies the key risk categories in the renewable energy sector before assisting policymakers to determine the most cost effective set of public instruments that can target those risks.

  • Building capacity for monitoring Human Rights in Nigeria: UNDP continues to train monitors Mar 31, 2015

    The training included areas around; human rights overview of Nigeria; human rights monitoring, documentation and interviewing witnesses especially in a hostile environment; human rights reporting and its stages; monitoring human rights violations in situations of armed conflict; and safety issues in monitoring and documenting human rights. In order to strengthen the process, UNDP is working to support the NHRC to identify, train and deploy additional monitors during the course of the year.

  • On the Eve of Elections: Presidential front-runners renew pledges to peaceful polls, and respect outcome Mar 27, 2015
  • Promoting peaceful engagement on social media. UNDP courts online publishers Feb 16, 2015

    Nigeria is currently ranked 8th on the global internet engagement scale with more than 73 million people that actively engage the internet. Noting that majority of online social media users are youths, it is important that engagements with them on these platform promote peace and constructive dialogue on development issues affecting the country.

  • Observing elections from a gender perspective; UNDP builds capacity of women CSOs Feb 3, 2015

    About 90 representatives from NGOs across Nigeria have had their capacities built on election observation from a gender perspective at a training held on January 29th, 2015. Using the election observation manual, participants were trained on the collection of gender disaggregated data during elections. The training also covered different methodologies for information gathering and analysis from a gender perspective during election observation.

  • Close Ranks and Work In Harmony To Achieve Gender Parity In Political Representation…… Nigeria’s First Lady Urges Fellow Women Dec 1, 2014

    Nigeria’s First Lady Dame (Dr.) Patience Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerian women to close ranks and work in harmony to overcome the low female representation in Nigerian politics. “The implications of not doing enough through a common ground to finding solutions to the poor participation of women in decision making, would only put us at risk of continuing to run a democracy where the aspirations of all members of the population are not truly expressed” the First Lady said.

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