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Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  


Fuelling green energy in Niger

Niger’s Rural Energy Service Access Programme (PRASE), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the European Union, is a comprehensive and ambitious national strategy that aims to provide…  


In Niger, climate change strategies keep hunger away

Since the men often leave the villages to seek work in the city, it is rural women who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.  


UN: Escalation of violence is holding back development in Central Africa

Continued violence in the Central African Republic, combined with the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries may delay development for years to come.  


In Niger training young people for a better future

Young unemployed people at risk of being enrolled by armed groups and smugglers are trained to develop new skills thanks to a regional project on human security and resilience in the Sahel.  


In Niger, groups of women fight against sand encroachment

A project in Niger is paying women to plant mesquite trees that help block sand encroachment and restore land.  



Ending insecurity in the Sahel requires a regional approach, says UNDP

We must combine national and transnational interventions to address the situations of extreme vulnerability that the Sahelian populations confront  


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