Nigeria braces itself to be part of what is likely to be a third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, where the coronavirus will interact with low healthcare infrastructure and many pre-existing fragilities. It will require a whole society approach to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to cushion the potentially devastating impact it may have on vulnerable people and economies.
The consignment (that is likely to be the first of several to come) includes 50 A30 ventilators and personal protective supplies procured with funds from the recently launched COVID-19 Basket Fund, including USD $2 million mobilised within the UN system in Nigeria and a USD $200,000 contribution from APM Terminals.
The UN system in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Government, has launched the COVID19 Basket Fund to complement ongoing efforts to mobilise resources in support of the National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan, developed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The graduation event caps a vast technical skills acquisition programme launched in December 2017 under the EU’s “Borno Project” in order to improve the lives of 600 000 people living in the state’s conflict-affected communities.
Nigeria is a notable contributor to Africa’s arts, culture and entertainment scenes, and its entertainment and music industry that emerged in the early 90s is the fastest growing in the world, competing closely with America and India for the global market share.
Through this partnership both organizations will offer a platform that promotes effective dialogue by co-creating and promoting opportunities for multimedia public engagement forums. The platform is expected to explore innovative ideas and solutions that help to inform government policy and decision making; and, design people-centered interventions and strategies, towards the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Currently, there are several ongoing development dialogue platforms at sectoral and thematic levels. To strengthen coordination and sharing of information, across sectors and geographical regions, UNDP hopes to offer a national platform for conceivable ideas that are inclusive and dynamic; making interventions more people-centered and impactful.

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~170 Million

Population

64%

Poverty rate

3.4 Million

Population with HIV

152

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