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.
The cash for work activity aims to contribute to longer-term resilience building and social stabilization of conflict-affected people, especially vulnerable households including females and the unemployed youths in selected communities in Maiduguri. This activity focuses on providing immediate livelihoods opportunities through labour-intensive community clean-up and sanitation-related services.
Over 1.8 million people from northeast Nigeria have been displaced as a consequence of the crisis. Award-winning photojournalist Malin Fezehai traveled to Lake Chad to document stories of resilience and the path towards stabilization
Delivery of people centered interventions that are driven by robust policies and strategies are critical to bridging the humanitarian - development gap. Recently, UNDP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) facilitated a learning mission for State Governments officials from North-East Nigeria to Japan.

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