UNDP facilitates establishment of Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum
May 9, 2018
The meeting, attended by over 150 stakeholders representing regional and multilateral organisations, development partners and State Governments, discussed critical issues that needed addressing for the region to be stabilized and fundamental elements to consider for successful reintegration of former Boko Haram fighters into society.
Government of Japan releases USD2.5 million for Early Recovery interventions in North-East Nigeria
Apr 21, 2018
The funding from the Government of Japan will be utilized within the framework of Integrated Community Stabilization Programme which UNDP has been implementing in the region intended to directly benefit 125,000 people in the three States.
Over 150 trained in entrepreneurship skills in North-East Nigeria
Mar 4, 2018
UNDP has been investing in early recovery interventions in the region with the aim of preparing communities for the day after the crisis. Prolonged development deficit in the region exposed millions to different kinds of vulnerabilities, a reality also attributable to the root causes of the crisis.
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.