UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers over 100 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

  •  When Tradition meets Innovation - A Project born to empower women in Cyprus When Tradition meets Innovation - A Project born to empower women in CyprusJul 29, 2015The Bandabuliya (Old Market) in Cyprus renovated thanks to the EU funds by UNDP-PFF in 2006 has now reopened as a Women Cultural Center. The project called ‘’When Tradition Meets Innovation’’ was founded on this very principle of empowering local women.

  • Albania: better healthcare and education for the most vulnerableAlbania: better healthcare and education for the most vulnerableJul 29, 2015Have you ever thought that a community center can be a turning point in your life? Ask Manjola. She is a divorced mother of three children, living in Berat, Albania. Challenges are enormous because she lacks education, qualification and faces stigma because she is Roma. Luckily, she has a job in a supermarket.

  • Armenia: What it takes to be a woman in local governanceArmenia: What it takes to be a woman in local governanceJul 29, 2015A joint EU-UNDP Women in Local Democracy project, which commenced in April 2012, works to help women in all ten regions of Armenia to better participate in the governance processes of their communities.

  • Armenia: empowering women to lead their communitiesArmenia: empowering women to lead their communitiesJul 29, 2015Only 11 per cent of parliamentarians are women, while at the local level, the reality is even bleaker. Women comprise barely nine per cent of representatives in local government. Since it opened an office in Armenia, UNDP has been advocating for gender equality. More recently, however, UNDP and the European Union have teamed-up to support women’s leadership in local communities.

  • BOMCABOMCAJul 29, 2015In Central Asia, effective border control is important for security reasons and for promoting legitimate trade and transit. One of the largest UNDP-EU programmes in Central Asia, -BOMCA - is a complex, multifaceted programme, assisting five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan with border management.

  • Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural CambodiaBackyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural CambodiaJul 29, 2015A project in Cambodia is providing small grants to help families increase their income while combatting climate change.