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Mohamed Yahya formally assumes duty as Head of UNDP in Nigeria

UNDP’s newly appointed Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, formally commenced his duties in Nigeria. Mr Yahya will be UNDP’s first Resident Representative following the UN reforms that resulted in the separation of UNDP’s activities from the Resident Coordination system. In May 2018, the UN General Assembly, through Resolution A/RES/72/2, agreed to reform the United Nations development system (UNDS) by making far-reaching ...

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UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock will be visiting Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in these countries. In Nigeria, Mr. Lowcock and Mr. Steiner will meet with high-level government officials and representatives of the humanitarian, development and donor communities. On 6 October, ...

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[Full Speech] Lake Chad Basin Ministers converge in Abuja to adopt Regional Strategy for Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience

Ten ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Members States and the Country Director, UNDP Nigeria, Samuel Bawyal  had converged in a ministerial conference alongside other renowned experts towards the validation of the draft Regional Strategy for Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience in Abuja yesterday. The meeting which was a renewed commitment and collaborations amongst the LCBC and the African (AU), supported ...

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Nigerian Youths gathering momentum for the Implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria

An effort to kick-start the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) on a stronger note as approved by United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) in September has brought together active young Nigerians working in development sector in a post UNGASS brief meeting. The aim of the meeting was to deliberate on multi stakeholder partnership among themselves. The meeting which ...

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