Projects and Initiatives

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Responding to UNDP Administrator's Call for Community Resilience in Sudan

Following Administrator Helen Clark’s call for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to move away from being an overly risk calculating organization into one that is risk taking and making a tangible difference in people’s lives on the ground, UNDP Sudan was instrumental in supporting a nu more

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Fighting for Peace: Hakamas in Darfur

Hakamas are a traditional part of the daily lives of men and women throughout the Darfur region in western Sudan. They used to comprise women singers who would accompany male combatants to the frontline, intoning their rally cries to the thrill of victory and the glory of battle. Now however, the Ha more

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UNDP responds to the Horn of Africa crisis

In Somalia, in spite of the security and access challenges, UNDP has rehabilitated essential agricultural infrastructure, including 80 water catchments that can store almost 380,000 cubic metres of water and 25 kilometres of canals. The programme distributed 3,000 20-litres containers of water to 3, more

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Young Palestinians prepare for politics

When young people, particularly young men feel excluded and are unable to have a say in the way their communities are run, the likelihood of political violence increases. In the West Bank and Gaza, where political issues are often resolved through violence, years of conflict and recently - political more

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UNDP promotes peace in Kyrgyzstan

Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan: In a region beset with inter-ethnic violence, a UNDP supported scheme is training media, promoting conflict resolution and even fostering cross cultural friendships to strengthen peace.     Three elderly women sit in the sun talking and sipping tea. They have been g more