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 - Project born to empower women in Cyprus

Imagine having the opportunity to learn anything from basket and chair weaving to wood and ceramic painting, from traditional handicrafts to jewelry design. And then acquiring the necessary skills about their marketing and sales. Wouldn’t that be a great way to develop yourself and to contribute to more


Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigma

Kabul, Afghanistan — It was four years ago that Captain Zohra Daulatzia joined the Afghan National Police. But the mother of two girls still gets excited about that momentous day in her life when she achieved one of her life’s greatest ambitions. “I was excited to wear the uniform and felt like I wamore


Albania: Mine free and on the road to development

Albania is officially free from mine threats, following a decade of demining. Combined efforts by government agencies and UNDP, supported by EU, resulted in the destruction of 12,452 anti-personnel mines, 152 anti-tank mines and 4,965 pieces of unexploded ordnance. In northeast Albania - considered more


Albania: Better healthcare and education for the most vulnerable

Have 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 more


Armenia: What it takes to be a woman in local governance

“When you are the sole woman representative in a community, and you need your voice to be heard and considered, you had better be knowledgeable and very prepared”, says Narine. Narine Geghamyan was elected as a local council (Avagani) member in the Kamaris community of Armenia just over two years agmore


Armenia: empowering women to lead their communities

“I got inspired during the workshops and decided to run in the elections to support my community to the best of my abilities.  Now, the more I get involved in community governance, the more I learn, the more anxious I am of the level of responsibility I have,” says Javahir Yeghiazaryan. But Javmore

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