What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. In Eritrea, UNDP has been an important sustainable development partner and champion of for more than 40 years.

Our Goals

UNDP aims for a better life for all Eritreans and implements projects in the following focus areas: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Environment and Sustainable Development, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and Women's Empowerment.

Empowering Communities

UNDP works with the Government and local communities to boost food security and improve livelihoods.more

Our Stories

United Nations staff members inspect the solar panels after installation.
A shining new example for Eritrea

Over the last two years, power outages in Eritrea have made it very difficult for United Nations office in the capital Asmara to function continuously andmore 

Dispute Resolution
Traditional dispute resolution systems, like this one in Kenya are important part of maintaining access to justice for many Eritreans.
UNDP supports traditional dispute resolution in Eritrea

Absent formal judicial systems, traditional justice systems and customary practices are critical to ensuring that people have access to justice. In Eritrea, many rural communities deniedmore 

Wind energy
Windmills are providing alternative energy for rural communities across Eritrea
Communities in Eritrea benefit from renewable wind energy

Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa, has a limited supply of traditional forms of energy, such as coal, oil or petroleum. Much of the countrymore 

Farmers make the most of improved food security thanks to a new micro dam, part of a $1.2 million UNDP food security project.
Dams boost income for Eritrean farmers, improve food security

On arrival at Lamka village on the outskirts of Asmara, one may be tempted to think it is deserted. The movement of people is limited andmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Human Capacity for the Ministry of Justice

    UNDP provides support to build human and institutional capacity of the various arms of the justice system, including community courts, to further improve the delivery of fair and equal justice, render effective legal services, and implement approved laws. more 

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