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Investing in youth in Sierra Leone

The annual Social Good Summit inspires young entrepreneurs to solve local development challenges  


Emerging markets for green solutions

A comprehensive approach to green finance can help combat a variety of strategic issues - from energy, to biodiversity loss and water depletion.  


Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


Resilience in the eye of the storm

In prone to natural disasters Jeffrey Town, Jamaica farmers find income-generating opportunities in sustainable agriculture practices, while working to promote disaster risk reduction.  


Leaving no-one behind in the search for climate solutions

Vanuatu’s ambitious goal to become climate neutral; taking social impact into account  


Under the Malian sun

In 300 villages across Mali, solar panels are now generating electricity for lights, cookers, water pumps and more. They are also powering community health centres and other essential services.  


New house, new life -towards an energy efficient future

92 buildings across Belarus have been insulated to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  


UNDP, NGOs target increased action by governments, business on land sector to address climate change

On the first day of the Ministerial Climate Change (MOCA) Summit, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five not-for-profits launched an initiative calling for concerted action to…  


UNDP, solar currency exchange to power up Moldovan university

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with Sun Exchange – a marketplace that finances solar power with cryptocurrency – to help one of Moldova’s largest universities go solar.  


Tools of the trade

At UNDP, innovation goes beyond gadgets and gizmos. Here are some ways we’re putting cutting-edge technology and inspiring future thinking to work for human development.  

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