Government, UNDP-GEF plan $13.24m off-grid lighting market project
Following estimates by the United Nations that it could cost up to U$250–270 billion per year to shift developing countries to 20 per cent renewable energy by 2025, the Federal Government has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make renewable energy investment financially attractive for the…
General elections success will impact 2030 development agenda, says UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged stakeholders to work for peace to enhance the success of the general elections in the country.
GEF, UNDP train Bayelsa community on sustainable use of water hyacinth
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and other development partners...
Stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa adopt ranching for herders
Stakeholders in Benue and Nasarawa have resolved that ranching should be adopted by pastoralists in the two states to ensure sustainable peace.
Stakeholders back domestic financial reform for renewable energy investment
Two new studies on the Nigerian domestic financial sector reform for on-grid renewable energy investment and the development of an Measurement, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) framework for the power sector have been endorsed by stakeholders in the environment sector. The stakeholders met at a two-day validation workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State organized by United…
UN, private sector initiative to raise over $300m for IDPs in north east
The United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders yesterday launched the first Nigerian Humanitarian Fund-Private Sector Initiative (NHF-PSI) that would raise over $300 million...
Osun government disburses N851m loan to farmers
The Osun Government says it has disbursed more than N851 million loan to farmers through its agriculture initiative, Quick Impact Intervention Programme (QIIP) since 2011 till date. Mr Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, the Commissioner For Commerce, Industries and Co-operatives, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in Osogbo. Jayeoba-Alagbada said that 496 farmers’ co-operatives groups with…
UNDP/GEF teaches Bayelsans how to convert water hyacinths to fertilizer
As part to efforts to curb the menace of water hyacinths in the Niger Delta, the United Nation Development (UNDP), in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, has began training workshops on how to convert hyacinth to compost (fertilizers) for farm use.
UNDP vindicated Osun as least poverty-stricken, says government
The Osun State government said it had been vindicated by a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report which shows the state as having the lowest poverty level in Nigeria.
UNDP graduates 225 Borno IDPs in skill acquisition
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has graduated 225 trainees in various skills and trades under the Northeast livelihoods scheme.
Eni, UNDP to promote sustainable energy, sustainable development goals in Africa
Eni SpA, Italian multinational oil and gas company, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are joining forces to improve access to sustainable energy, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.