• 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.

  • UNV, VSO and partners mark International Volunteers' Day Nov 30, 2012

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and their partners will bring together volunteers and other development partners to a two day event in Abuja next week to celebrate the contributions of volunteers. The event will hold on December 4-5. The International Volunteers’ Day (IVD) is celebrated globally on 5 December every year.

  • President Goodluck Jonathan Launches Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in Nigeria Aug 23, 2012

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (represented by his deputy), Ministers of his Government and Kandeh Yumkella, the Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and co-Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, today launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in Nigeria and discussed the challenges and opportunities for the country and the region.

  • UNDP Launches Africa Human Development Report in Abuja, Nigeria. May 21, 2012

    Following the global launch of the first Africa Human Development Report in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 15, 2012, the corresponding Nigeria launch of the Report took place in Abuja on May 21, 2012, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in the Federal Capital Territory.

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