UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation sign agreement aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct 14, 2017
“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges have to be addressed.”
AEC 2016 closes with call for agriculture to be at the centre of Africa’s development
Dec 8, 2016
Over 300 participants attended the annual event, co-organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on the theme, “Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth.”
National Human Development Report 2016 makes compelling case that unchecked human security parameters impacts on human development in Nigeria
May 13, 2016
“Insecurity remains an ever-present threat to peace and development of the country … and, without a doubt, poses great danger and exacerbates an already fragile economic development landscape as the country grapples with the reality of shifting from over-reliance on oil and gas sector to other sectors,” stated Fatma Samoura, UNDP Nigeria Resident Representative at the launch of the 2016 National Human Development Report in Abuja earlier today.
Fatma Samoura visits Maiduguri, appeals for urgent humanitarian support for Borno State
Apr 1, 2016
The situation in Maiduguri is critical, there is need for all development and humanitarian actors to scale up their support to complement efforts by the government in Borno State.” Said Fatma Samoura, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator who is also UNDP Resident Representative, at the end of her first mission to the North East of Nigeria. Ms. Samoura visited Maiduguri 31 March – 1 April 2016 during which period she met State Authorities, humanitarian actors from International Non-Governmental Organisations, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in camps and informal host communities.
Nigeria needs strong institutions, a diversified economy and collective efforts to prevent conflicts and promote peace - Fatma Samoura
Mar 24, 2016
Nigeria has experienced growth in the recent past and now is Africa’s largest economy. However, this growth has not translated in poverty reduction and reduced inequalities.” Said new Head of the United Nations System and UNDP Resident Representative, Fatma Samoura during a breakfast meeting with the media today.
CSO Committee supports government anti-corruption efforts, maps agenda for 2016
Mar 15, 2016
In a statement in Abuja at the end of their fifth session, the organizations, meeting under the auspices of the CSO Advisory Committee for the EU funded Project “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria”, which is being partly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), noted that lessons from the looting of previously recovered assets underscored the need for such transparency.
Fatma Samoura formally begins her work in Nigeria. Prioritises poverty, North East and SDGs
Feb 11, 2016
United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, today, presented her Letters of Credence to the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Social Good Summit in Nigeria raises awareness around SDGs
Nov 30, 2015
“The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP which we are using as a platform to bring partners at both Federal and State levels as well as grassroot activists to help make the new Global Goals a household name everywhere in Nigeria.” Said Opia Kumah, UNDP Resident Representative.
UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremism
Nov 23, 2015
The Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa: A Development Approach initiative is a result of expert consultations with partners including the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), faith groups, civil society organisations, funding partners and other United Nations entities.
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit
Aug 27, 2015
Geneva, 27 August 2015 – UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.