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Marking environment day

10 June 2012 By: Manal Aziza, UNDP Iraq UNDP Iraq participated in an event to mark World Environment Day. The event organised by the Ministry of Environment featured a number of activities including a screening of a film produced by the United Nations on the decade of bio-diversity, a presenta more


More water, better lives for Sudanese farmers

Until recently, farmers in northeast Sudan used to rely solely on rainfall for their subsistence crops, despite fertile land and groundwater close to the surface. “There is a big difference now,” said Aisha Sharief, who heads a farm run by women in the rural community of Arabaat. “Nowadays we have p more


New Laboratories and GIS Facilities Support the Environment General Authority in Libya

Libya has undergone a serious political change during 2011, and is currently going under intensive political and institutional reforms. The Environment General Authority is part of this development and changes, and has a new set of responsibilities and priorities to look after during the upcoming fe more


New techniques help farmers adapt to climate change in Sudan

Ahmed Eldaw, like his fellow farmers and pastoralists in northern Sudan, used to practice a form of subsistence agriculture that depended solely on the erratic floods of the Atbara River. During periods of exceptionally high flooding, he could expect to grow enough sorghum to provide for his family more

Peace building and conflict resolution in Kakar

The UNDP is helping forge a peace between villages in Kakar  that have been fighting over scarce water supplies for decades. With UN support, elders from Dhudo village, accompanied by religious elders and the Vice Minister of Justice, the Minister of Women’s Affairs and the Minister of Religio more


Pomegranate boom in Upper Egypt

Al Badary is a village in the heart of Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt. The small village made it to the news headlines in the past when the raging fire of vengeance between competing tribes spread wreaking havoc in the area. Recently, the name of the village is circulating in local news, telling more


Provding safe water in Gaza

Rafah, occupied Palestinian territory—Water is scarce in the occupied Palestinian territory and present supplies barely meet the needs of the Palestinian people. Over 13 percent of the population currently does not have access to running water and many of the existing water facilities are dilapidate more


RRP Upper Nile helps 203 farmers expand production

13 January 2008 Khartoum - Deng Kak has worked on the cotton and sunflower commercial farms for as long as he can remember. Though Deng is among the few lucky people to have land adjacent to the River Nile, apart from household use, the waters of the Nile have never benefited him. The USD 1,000 more


Rehabilitation of Roman and Arab wells improves livelihoods in the North-Eastern Syrian plains

Historical solutions to modern problems On the barren landscape of the North-Eastern Syrian plains, a splash of bright blue catches the eye. It is not the flowing waters of the mighty Euphrates, but a symbol of the water that lies below the surface of this harsh terrain. Local Bedouin and their li more


Rio +20 taking it forward in Iraq

By: Arouna Roshanian, UNDP Iraq With the support of UNDP Iraq, a delegation from Iraqi private sector and the Government attended the Rio+20 on Sustainable Development. The delegation, including four representatives from the private sector, two from the Government and one from UNDP Iraq, attend more

Energy Subsidies in the Arab World

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