• Nigerian journalists share experiences on best practice election reporting ahead of 2015 Sep 25, 2013

    Nigeria’s journalists benefited from a wealth of international experience on election reporting at a Democratic Governance for Development project conference in Abuja in September 2013.

  • GEF spends $2.5million on Nigerian communities Sep 24, 2013

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) says it has spent more than 2.5 million dollars to support 88 community environmental initiatives in twenty-three states in Nigeria. This is part of the organisation's projects under its Small Grants Programme in member developing countries across the world

  • Freedom of Information Act reaches the grassroots Aug 20, 2013

    The ongoing implementation of the FOI Act in Nigeria registered a significant development in August with the implementation of 876 public sensitization activities in 146 Local Government Areas in the seven pilot states and the FCT.

  • Inter-Party Youth Forum forms to advocate youth issues Aug 15, 2013

    The Democratic Governance for Development project continued to support youth involvement in the political process with a conference on political participation attended by over 100 participants. The conference was organized to develop an engagement platform between youth civil society organizations and youth leaders of political parties and to validate the Nigerian Agenda on youth political participation.

  • INEC demonstrate permanent voter cards Aug 5, 2013

    With the assistance of ongoing technical support from the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is finalizing its preparations for the commencement of the voter registration process.

  • DGD Supports Third National Women in Parliament Summit Jul 19, 2013

    The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project continued to work at keeping gender issues at the forefront of the Constitution Review Process and to encourage female political leaders through its support o the Third National Women in Parliament Summit, attended by women in elective positions at the local, State and National levels.

  • Civil Society and Politicians meet to synergize efforts in policy formulation Jul 4, 2013

    The relationship between Nigerian politicians and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) was further enhanced through a joint workshop on the role of CSOs in the Formulation and Implementation of Public Policies and Programmes held at The Protea Hotel, Abuja.

  • New Centre will enhance leadership in Nigeria’s political parties Jun 26, 2013

    The ongoing support of the UNDP to Nigerian political parties has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of the Political Party Leadership and Policy Development Centre (PPLPDC) at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). The event, which took place on June 26 2013, was attended by over 150 people including political leaders, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), civil society organizations and the media.

  • UNDP, NBS train statisticians on data analysis using GIS. May 21, 2013

    For five days, 40 statisticians from 10 states of the Nigerian federation were holed up at the National Bureau of Statistics training room being schooled in the art of using the Geographical Information S

  • Helping Nigerians fight floods Mar 13, 2013

    Cecilia Ameh, a mother of four, was among over seven million Nigerians affected by the severe floods which swept through the country last year. At least 363 persons died. Although no one died in her family in Makurdi (north central Nigeria), their house was damaged – one of the 597,476 houses damaged or destroyed by the floods. Mrs. Ameh and her family are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

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