North Kivu, Matebe Rudahira. Five kilometres from Bwisha, on the Bunagana road in the direction of the Uganda border in North Kivu, an immense 6 hectare work site is becoming embedded in the countryside of Virunga national park: vast meshes of iron trellises, supporting stakes and wood palisades, portacabins in which men and women, wearing caps coloured yellow or blue, white and red, verify that the flow of cement is spilling out smoothly. The bird’s eye view is striking. We are 12 metres under the level of the river. It’s here that that the future hydroelectric power station will be operational in 2015 on the river Rusthuru, which gives its name to the area.
Nov 6, 2014
As part of the Peacebuilding in North Kivu Mining and Industrial Areas project, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and international NGO “Search for Common Ground” (SFCG) will inaugurate Radio communautaire Amani in Rubaya on June 19, 2014.
Welcome to Ms. Priya Gajraj, UNDP DRC Country Director!
Aug 9, 2014
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Priya Gajraj as UNDP Country Director, based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ms. Priya Gajraj comes from the Africa Bureau at UNDP Headquarters in New York where she occupied several senior positions at the Regional Bureau for Africa, as Head of the West and Central Africa Team and Country Adviser among others.
The UNDP helps protect the environment by recycling paper and cardboard
Apr 6, 2014
The aim of the UNDP DRC's "Greening the Blue" program is to decrease carbon emissions and reduce environmental pollution, mainly through recycling the paper and cardboard used in their offices. Under this new initiative, UNDP staff are made aware of environmental issues, which enables them to have a hand in improving the city of Kinshasa.
Photos are worth more than a long speech!
Nov 8, 2013
From November 2-10, 2013, the field office of the United Nations Development Programme in Goma organized a photo exhibit to present activities that it performs throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: "Nobody is above the law, not even the military." Oct 9, 2013
Recovering thanks to Multi-purpose Community Centres in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sep 10, 2013
In order to provide support to those who have been affected by these recurring conflicts and to respond to their needs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established 12 Multi-purpose Community Centres (CCPs) in the provinces of North and South Kivu (Nord-Kivu and Sud-Kivu).
The municipality of Bipemba and the provincial revenue branch Mbuji Mayi are equipped with administrative buildings.
Jul 26, 2013
On Wednesday, 17 July 2013, tens of thousands attended the official handover of buildings which now house the administrative offices of the municipality of Bipemba and the provincial directorate of Mbuji Mayi, the capital of Kasai-Oriental.
In DRC, decentralization as a decisive issue in development
Dec 15, 2012
Didi Bikawungu Bate, 34, was a farmer and fought alone to earn money and feed her eight children until the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through their Project to Support Local Decentralization and Development (PSLDD), joined various women’s associations in Béni Mbau (North-Kivu) in a Group of Women’s Associations (GWA) of which she became the chairwoman.
- North Kivu, combatting against impunity for sexual violence Nov 5, 2012