Our Projects

What we do

UNDP Angola has aligned its programme cycle with the Government planning cycle within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

Under the overarching goal of poverty eradication, UNDP Angola focuses on four inter-connected thematic areas: poverty reduction and achievement of the MDGs, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and sustainable environment (energy and environment).

The objective being pursued by the "Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the MDGs" programme, is achieving MDGs and reducing human poverty, through support to MDG country reporting and poverty monitoring; private sector and pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets.

Under the "Democratic Governance" programme, UNDP Angola is working to foster democratic governance through justice and human rights; decentralization and local governance; public administration reform; and women's empowerment.

Because of Angola's geographical location, climate change factors, and level of regulation, the country is prone to disasters, the impact of which can cause severe impact on poverty levels particularly on the vulnerable and excluded populations, so the UNDP "Crisis Prevention and Recovery" country programme is mainly, but not limited to natural Disaster Reduction.

Our work in the "Environment and Sustainable Development" area entails support for the establishment of frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, including effective water governance; access to sustainable energy services; sustainable land management to combat desertification and land degradation; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; national/sectoral policy and planning to control emissions of ozone-depleting substances and persistent organic pollutants, and promotion of climate change resilience and adaptation measures.

In adopting our plan of action and key deliverables for the current programme cycle, UNDP Angola focuses on the strategic areas where it has comparative advantage within the United Nations system in Angola, as defined in the Country Programme Document (CPD) and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) for 2009-2013.

We present below ongoing projects listed by key areas

Poverty Reduction

  • Promotion of Sustainable Charcoal in Angola through a Value Chain Approach
  • Strengthening the national response of HIV/AIDS

    The goal of the HIV/AIDS component is to prevent HIV transmission and reduce socio-economic impact of the HIV epidemic in Angola through the implementation of a multi-sectoral approach that extends existing efforts in HIV prevention, treatment and surveillance while increasing institutional capacity.

  • Angola enterprise Programme

    Angola Enterprise Programme (AEP) is a Public-Private Partnership that seeks the cooperation and support of various organizations from the Government, donors, the private sector, academia, NGOs and civil society organizations to promote a vibrant Angolan private enterprise sector.

  • Growing Sustainable Business (GSB)

    The Growing Sustainable Business (GSB) is a poverty reduction initiative developed by the UNDP's private sector and supported by the Spanish Development Agency - AECID in close partnership with the Angola Government´s key related Ministries, Financial Institutions, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations. The project focus on the pro-poor sector, market-placing entrepreneurs to a firm growth of partnerships with the public and private sectors. GSB will improve investment strategy for both poor and industry.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Environment and Energy

  •  National Biodiversity Project: Conservation of Iona National Park

    The project goal is to establish and effectively manage a network of protected areas to conserve representative samples of Angola’s globally unique biodiversity. The project objective is to catalyse an improvement in the overall management of the protected areas network, through rehabilitating Iona National Park.

  •  Sustainable Land Management Capacity Building in Angola

    The overall objective of this project is the improved capacity in Sustainable Land Management in order to contribute to ecosystem health and functionality while at the same time enhancing the livelihoods of the rural populations in the province of Huambo, the province most affected by land degradation.