• 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.

  • 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

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