Towards Enhancing the Treatment of Patients in Sudan: UNDP and Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement on Broad-scale Procurement of Essential Medicines

Khartoum, November 27th, 2016 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively...

UNDP Sudan Assists the regional initiative to develop a strategy for Horn of Africa for preventing and countering violent extremism

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Addis Ababa Regional Hub of Africa and UNDP Sudan Country Office, along with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)  conducted a series of consultations on 4th - 5th September  with government representatives,  civil society organizations, religious...

Sudan Launches National SDGs Media Campaign

Aug 20, 2016, Khartoum - With the presence of the State Minister of Welfare and Social Security, the Secretary General of the national Population Council (NPC), and the United Nations Resident Representative. The Minister of Information launched the National SDGs Media Campaign. The event took place at the Grand...

UNDP and Darfur Land Commission Reach an Agreement on Strengthening Land Management for Peaceful Coexistence in Darfur

UNDP Sudan and the Darfur Land Commission have signed today an agreement on Strengthening Land Management for Peaceful Coexistence in Darfur within the overall objective and context of the Darfur Development Strategy.   Representing the Darfur Land Commission, Eng. Mohamed Abdulrahman Modalal, asserted that...

UNDP celebrates the International Youth Day 2016 in Darfur

UNDP and United Nations Volunteers celebrate the 2016 International Youth Day in Darfur, Sudan through the Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur project The United Nations International Youth Day is annually held on August 12 to celebrate the achievements of the world’s youth and to encourage their participation in...

Make Cheese Make Peace

Azaza was one of the priority communities to be selected as a Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) target location given the presence of  large numbers of displaced people nomads and farmers affiliated with different tribes in the state. Traditionally, most of the nomads used to move towards...

End Malaria for Good: Sudan receives additional 30 Million USD to support malaria interventions

Khartoum - 26 April 2016 : With an important new allocation, the goal to end malaria in Sudan is in reach. Over the next two years, Sudan will receive an additional 30 million USD from the Global Fund to support malaria interventions. The Grant Approval Committee of the Global Fund met in Geneva this week to review...

Promoting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Sudan

April 24, 2016, Khartoum – The United Nations in Sudan in collaboration with Ministry of Justice held donors’ Conference on Promoting Rule of Law and Access to Justice under the Global Focal Point settings at Al Salam Rotana today. The conference was attended by key partners from the UN system, national...

Bringing Stability to Communities: Japan Contributes USD 4 million to Community Stabilization and Livelihoods in the Southern and Eastern States of Sudan

March 27, 2016, Khartoum— The Government of Japan has allocated a total of USD 2 million to support UNDP’s Community Stabilization Programme in the southern border states and an additional USD 2 million for the creation of youth employment in Eastern Sudan. This generous contribution enables UNDP to support the...

Broadening Darfur’s Peacebuilding Platform: GOS Contributes a total of SDG 6.4 Million to promote the Darfur Internal Dialogue Consultations (DIDC) Project

Khartoum, March 16, 2016 – Amongst the presence of key national partners, international community and official representatives from Sudan Presidency’s office, the Federal Minister of Finance Mr. Badraddeen Mahmoud on behalf of the Government of Sudan -signed today the first cost sharing agreement with UNDP to...

Bringing Lifesaving Medicines and Health Commodities to Sudan: UNDP & Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement to Enhance Treatment of Patients in Sudan

Khartoum, March 10th, 2016- The Federal Ministry of Health, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of International Cooperation have signed today an agreement on “Procurement Support to the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan”  with a total budget of USD 60 Million for a duration of three...

Marking 50 years of Bringing Prosperity to the People of Sudan

Sudan is as a land of vast development opportunities. Protracted conflict however, has left numerous parts of the country in need of immediate development interventions. UNDP has been present in Sudan since 1978, following the signing of the First Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) on October 24th 1978....

Prioritizing Darfur: State of Qatar, Darfur Regional Authority and the UN Announce the Kick Start of Foundational and Short Term (FaST) activities in Darfur

Khartoum, February 16th 2016 - The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) on behalf of the Government of Sudan, and the United Nations signed today project documents totaling $88,500,000 million (eighty eight million 500 thousand dollars) announcing the initiation of the Foundational and Short Term (FaST) activities...

UNDP Sudan Supports Sudan National Human Rights Commission in Darfur

El-Fasher, February 02, 2016 – Cognizant of the need to bring services closer to the Darfurian citizen, Sudan National Human Rights Commission with technical support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Sudan has inaugurated today a regional office in El- Fasher, Darfur. The establishment of the regional...

375 Sea Port Ex- Workers in the Red Sea State celebrate the startup of 15 Small Businesses

Port Sudan, The Government of the Red Sea State, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan, and two national NGOs Reyada for Capacity Building, Studies and Consultations and Asnyan Local NGO awarded today, 15 winning Small innovative Businesses for 375 Sea Port Ex-Workers within UNDP Sudan...

When the future is sweet as honey

“Since I began my beekeeping business in honey production, processing and wax refining with the Value Chain project, I am now able to support my family. I am now able to sell my products at the local market, as well as further afield in Nyala, Khartoum and Omdurman,” says Abdul-Aziz, a 50-year old father of four,...

Onto the Future: Solar Energy in Sudan

 “We are now seeing what we had started is beginning to materialize ”, said engineer Adel Jaafar Arbab, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Resources, Fishery and Irrigation in Sudan’s Northern State. It is a look of optimism and hope to move forward in alternative energy projects in the Northern State, where a wind...

Changing their future, one basket at a time

Partnering with civil society organizations and the private sector to promote and empower the socio/economic status of women in Sudan through capacity development and advocacy has been one of the pillars of UNDP’s work in Sudan. Cognizant of the need to establish self-sufficient, communities based on economic...

When my Voice Counts

Participants from across the state deliberated intensively on the notion of oversight, recommending greater technical collaboration between the legislative and executive organs of the government and a succinct strategy for building the capacity of Audit Office to follow and track finances and performance....

Improving the Lives of Women in Prisons in East Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with its local partner Zenab for Women in Development recently launched a project for improving the lives of female inmates in Gedarif, Kassala, and Red Sea states in East Sudan. The project is funded by the Embassy of Finland in Cairo and has a...

Darfur on the Move: Going Home

Having fled from conflict and instability, Eida Adam Abbaker finally returned home to Angime in West Darfur in 2012. Eida has since become one of the key community members working in Angime’s vegetable garden. In the past, her income stemmed mainly from firewood collection and charcoal production, work which was not...

Local development gives Kassala a new lease of life

Khartoum, June 2014 - 40 year old Ibtisam Abaker only had primary school education before she got married. Now, she is divorced with five children, the oldest 12, and the youngest, 6. Ibtisam lives in Banat, west of Kassala. She sells mainly kisra, a popular Sudanese bread made from sorghum. She usually wakes up at...

DARFUR ON THE MOVE - Growing Peace Today

Fatima is a local hibiscus producer in West Darfur. She runs her farm together with her eldest son and up until last year she had been growing hibiscus the way she had always done it. This was until she met Abubaker. Abubaker had been nominated by his village elders to participate in a UNDP youth volunteer...

Community Services and Access to Markets in Blue Nile State

More than 5,300 community members in Damazine and Roseries localities in the Blue Nile state are benefitting from an entire package of basic social services and livelihoods opportunities provided in partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Japan. The aim is to address...

DARFUR ON THE MOVE - Mediation, not escalation

“We are getting back to square one (2003) in Darfur” says Saaed Adam Sharfeddin.  Due to an upsurge in fighting between the Government’s Rapid Support Force and rebel groups in South Darfur, a total of 19,582 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have recently moved into Kalma camp in Nyala, South Darfur. Most...

Windows of Opportunity: UNDP Help Empower Women and Reduce Poverty in Rural Areas

Making ends meet is what Fatima and other women in Sharg Al-Nil area struggle to achieve each day. With rapid increases in living expenses and diminishing work opportunities, securing a decent living to families becomes more of a challenge every day. In a country where poverty is affecting almost half of the...

Conflict Reduced in Blue Nile State: Livestock corridors demarcated and farmers compensated

In the Blue Nile State, a demarcation and compensation process led to the re-opening of 109 kms of livestock corridor late last year. As a result, the reported police cases of conflict between farmers and pastoralists have declined sharply. According to the Blue Nile Peace Council, in previous harvest seasons,...

Training for a Better Future in Blue Nile State

Last November, twenty three year old Alhindi Abdalla arrived at the Khartoum Vocational Training Centre along with 41 youth from Elhay Elgnoubi, Rosairis locality in Blue Nile State to start their two month vocational training in auto-mechanics and auto-electrics. The training aimed at  addressing  the high levels of...

Art for Fighting Corruption: Drawings for Development

Every year, the people of the world mark 9 December as the International Anti-Corruption Day, which serves as a global call for action against corruption. The theme for the 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day campaign is ‘Zero Corruption, 100% Development’. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan...

DCPSF Supported Health facilities Bring Hope for Conflict Affected Communities in Darfur

Every day, brought in a new challenge for the Internally displaced persons of  Kerinding II camp in West Darfur.  With no health facility present nearby, around 3000 individuals have suffered immensely to gain access to health treatment for their families.  In previous years, the lives of pregnant women and young...

Success Calling in Kilo 26 Camp

Twenty years ago, Mubarek’s parents found refuge in Eastern Sudan and settled in Kilo 26 camp, Kassala State, fleeing the harsh Eritrean civil war in the mid-80s. Approximately 74,000 protracted refugees live in camps in the East, 58% of whom were born in Sudan. When Mubarek, 23, and his brother reached...

Hides and Skins Production Taken to New Heights in Darfur

Darfur’s poorest hides and skins producers are getting an opportunity to benefit from the growing demand of finished leather products, and unfinished skins with a new UNDP project designed to improve production techniques and economic returns of leather production. Globally, trade in hides and skins, and...

Celebrating Peace: Sports and Music for Peace

In the Blue Nile State, a place that has long been known by wars and tensions, more than 7,500 men, women, youth and children gathered peacefully and joyfully in a full day of events marking celebration of the Universal Peace Day on September 21, 2013. The gathering that took place in Damazine, capital of the Blue...

Delivering Security, Securing Deliveries
Delivering Security. Securing Deliveries: UNDP works for women in Darfur

On a balmy Wednesday afternoon in the “North Darfur Midwifery Training Centre” in El Fasher, thirty young women listen attentively to Reproductive Health Tutor Hawa Osman Ushak, as she discusses the necessity of sanitation when delivering a baby.

Khartoum Social Good Summit Meet up

Not less than hundred persons representing civil society organizations, social media activists, university students, government officials and the private sector in Sudan came together on Tuesday 24th September to participate in this year’s Social Good Summit.

Businesses bloom in Sudan

Picking flowers is not generally considered hazardous, but Alhadi Ibrahim Muhammed is using a gargara for his protection as he plucks blooms from a hibiscus plant. The small, metal tool allows him to avoid painful skin reactions as he picks the colourful crop. Muhammed, a 45-year-old farmer in Waada, northern Darfur,...

A Fresh Crop: Exciting Environmental Initiatives Take Hold in Northern Sudan

In the highly arid ecosystems in the northern part of the country lies River Nile state. Under the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) framework in the state, six villages that lay alongside the western bank of the River Atbara have been targeted by UNDP for increasing the resilience of the local communities to the effects of climate change in Sudan.

 Darfur, Sudan
Ending Impunity- UNDP's Legal Aid Programme in Darfur

Women and girls continue to suffer from widespread insecurity in the conflict-ridden region of Darfur. For 13-year old Aisha, her childhood ended when she was brutally raped by an adult man while on the way to the market of the small town of Garssila, in former West Darfur, now Central Darfur.

Climate Change: If You Can't Beat it, Adapt to it

In Bara, a locality in North Kordofan that encompasses 90 tiny villages, the greenery can be deceptive. The flat desert sprawls for miles around, dotted with tiny villages where the only colors to be seen are the bright clothes of women coming back from their weekly trip to the central market of Bara town. A...