900 solar lanterns to light up conflict-affected communities in North-East Nigeria
Jan 30, 2018
Access to power in North-East Nigeria remains low - in 2013, the year before the worst period of Boko Haram insurgency, the share of population with access to electricity in the three most affected States stood at 37.6%, 33%, and 18.1% in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe respectively.
New report highlights national conflict status in Nigeria
Dec 5, 2017
Key findings from this work point to a changed set of conflict actors and dynamics in Nigeria over recent years. Occurrences of political violence remains fairly constant although the driving forces of this violence have become more muddled. On the other hand, the research suggests a more complex security environment at the community level, with many communities having ready access to various forms of weaponry, challenging policing and law enforcement efforts.
UNDP Nigeria supports displaced farmers in North-East Nigeria
Aug 21, 2017
Farmers in Kimba community located in Biu Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State were the the latest to receive support that will enable them restart livelihood activities. Kimba, an originally agrarian community with an estimated population of 5,000 suffered from attacks by Boko Haram - causing widespread damage to houses, triggering mass displacement of people.
UNDP supports West African electoral chiefs experience sharing initiative
Jul 27, 2017
UNDP's support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilitated the participation of the institution's officials in a Regional Seminar that focused on ‘Lessons Learned from the 2015-16 Elections Cycle in West Africa’.
UNDP facilitates participation of Nigerian youths in inaugural YouthConnekt Africa
Jul 26, 2017
UNDP Nigeria sent a 5-member delegation to the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit. The Summit which was held in Kigali, Rwanda, was hosted by the country's President Paul Kagame and organized by the Government of Rwanda in collaboration with UNDP and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD.
Nigeria analyses gaps in the mining sector
Jul 11, 2017
The Gap Analysis Report which was presented by George Lwanda, from UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, described the Nigeria mineral management regime as sound but insufficient.
UNDP Nigeria and Japan support displaced farmers in North East Nigeria
Jun 23, 2017
In Adamawa, more than 200 farmers received inputs in June. Most of the beneficiaries are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mainly from Borno State while others are from host communities – majority of IDPs are living in host communities.
Towards 2019 Elections: UNDP Supports the Review of INEC Communication Policy
Jun 16, 2017
Following the review of the Policy, INEC will better positioned to adopt effective internal and external communication processes and procedures that would strengthen public trust and confidence in its operation. The Policy will also guide political and non-political stakeholders in the way they conduct themselves during elections – with a focus on promotion of issue-based and peaceful campaigns.
Meet UNDP Nigeria's new Country Director, Samuel Bwalya
Jun 13, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria welcomes its new Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, who begun his tour of duty on Monday 12 June, 2017. As Country Director, Samuel will be responsible for the day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assumes overall responsibility for the UNDP programme and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of activities. Before coming to Nigeria, Mr. Bwalya served as Country Director for UNDP in Ethiopia.
Edward visits Niger Delta, calls for urgent rural development intervention in Ogoniland
Jun 10, 2017
UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon was on mission to the Niger Delta to get firsthand information from a variety of stakeholders on the issues the region faces. The Niger Delta occupies about 7.5% of Nigeria’s landmass and extends over about 70,000 km2 and home to over 20 million people. The region, endowed with oil, is also characterized by numerous development and environmental challenges.