UNDP Sudan Youth Volunteers celebrated International Youth Day in Darfur
Aug 17, 2017
To celebrate the 2017 International Youth Day, the UNDP Sudan Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery in Darfur Project (YoVoReD) held a series of youth centred events from the 10th to 13th August 2017. The events were organized in collaboration with State Governments, UNAMID, UN Agencies other grassroots organisations and groups in West, North and South Darfur States of Sudan. A total of 3,000 Darfuri people from different backgrounds; including 90 YoVoReD Youth Volunteers, participated in the celebration of the occasion across Darfur.
Renewable Energy Serves as a Peacebuilding Catalyst in Sudan
Jun 18, 2017
Solar powered water pumps run on electricity generated after its absorption by photovoltaic panels. The panels collect the radiated thermal energy from the sun and convert it to electricity that powers the pumps for water extraction. This technology is extremely viable for regions that receive high temperatures and consistent sunlight (Ahmed and Anderson 1995). Sudan is one of the countries on the solar belt zone where radiation of the sun is the strongest.
Global Goals Programme - Call for Applications
Jun 5, 2017
The Global Goals Advocate Programme, is a series of comprehensive advocacy activities led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan aiming to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals and promoting the UNDP Country Office achievements/activities among Sudanese youth. The programme will be spearheaded by 20 talented young leaders who will work as SDGs advocates and agents of change for UNDP in Sudan.
UNDP and Sudan National Commission for Counter-Terrorism Sign Agreement on Prevention of Violent Extremism
May 29, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme in Sudan (UNDP) and the Sudan National Commission for Counter-Terrorism (SNCCT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the area of Prevention of Violent Extremism. Through the collaboration in the context of the MoU, the UNDP and SNCCT intend to address at-risk youth and vulnerable people potential to be affected by extremism and build national, state and civil society’s capacities to prevent and address violent extremism in Sudan.
UNDP Speech at the ABS Inception Workshop Sudan National Assembly
May 24, 2017
The Access to Benefit-sharing is a key tool for facilitating the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, by enhancing legal certainty and transparency on procedures for access and benefit-sharing, and for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources along the value chain, including through the internationally recognized certificate of compliance.
Products Up Front: A focus on the economic empowerment of women
May 22, 2017
“We have seen a real change in the women and girls after they started working on the toys” says Nour Hussein, Founder and Director of the Shamaa Organisation. “Working on the toys has changed their state of mind. Before they were dormant, now they are more active and goal-oriented.”
UNDP & GFATM launch the use of Mobile Clinics to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis in Remote Areas in Sudan
May 7, 2017
Since 2005, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria (GFATM) has been supporting national efforts to combat HIV /AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as strengthen health systems in Sudan. Investing around 400 million USD, the project has achieved great milestones in the fight against these diseases during the past 12 years.
Japan continues its contribution to the UNDP initiatives on Peace and Recovery
Apr 3, 2017
The Government of Japan has provided new funds to UNDP for their work in Sudan. A total of USD 1,481,000 has been given to support UNDP’s peacebuilding and recovery activities in the country. USD 740,500 has been allocated to support UNDP’s Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) and preventing violent extremism initiative, while USD 740,500 has been given for the Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery project in Darfur.
Unite to End TB: 21 GeneXpert machines had been installed all over Sudan to enhance the rapid detection of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis!
Mar 23, 2017
Today, marks the world TB Day 2017 under the theme ‘’Unite to End TB’’. On this day, The United Nations Development Programme in Sudan and through the support of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, have succeeded to invest 121,000 USD to enhance the rapid detection of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. This included procurement and installation of 21 GeneXpert machines, training of 60 lab technician and rehabilitation of 8 laboratories
UNDP and Partners Join Hand in Fighting Violent Extremism
Mar 9, 2017
The Sudan National Commission for Countering Terrorism (SNTCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have officially launched today the Partnering Against Violent Extremism project (PVE) amidst prominent presence from high level Government officials presided by the First Vice - President of the Republic and Prime Minister, Colonel General. Bakri Hassan and senior visiting UN officials: Assistant Secretary General, UN Department of Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director Regional Bureau for Arab States Sophie DE CAEN, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative Marta Ruedas and UNDP Country Director Selva Ramachandran.