June 17, 2024

UNDP hosts Zulum in Switzerland, converses IDPs

The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has hosted Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state for a conversation over the resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by the Boko-Haram insurgence.

William Chemaly revealed this after a meeting held on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Centre International De Conference (CICH), Switzerland.

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The UNDP focused discussion specifically on “IDP solutions plans” through “government leadership, community driven approach and voluntary return, relocation & integration.”

While at the meeting, the Borno state governor expressed his desire for the UN to adopt Borno State’s successful humanitarian model.

He said, “The Borno Model is a non-kinetic approach aimed at handling counter-insurgency efforts and addressing humanitarian crises for over one decade.”

He added his achievements in Borno State through the implementation of his administration’s novel approach to the humanitarian situation tagged “Borno Model”.

Under my leadership, Borno state government “had previously attended a breakfast Strategic Country Update on North East, Nigeria,  organized and hosted by the famous Graduate Institute, University of Geneva,” he said.

Governor Zulum engaged over 20 academics, humanitarian, peace, security, and development actors, think-tanks, and researchers analyzing Borno’s practical experiences on the Boko Haram crisis and how the non-kinetic approach yields results.

The governor was accompanied on the trip by Borno’s focal person for the World Bank’s Multisectoral Recovery and Peace Building Project (MCRP), Babazanna Abdulkarim, Principal Secretary at the Governor’s Office, Barrister Mustapha Busuguma and the Governor’s high-level associate on Sustainable Development Partnership and Humanitarian Support, Dr Mairo Mandara.

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