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  • A desert, a mountain, and an oasis in Turkmenistan

    Residents of three Turkmen communities are working to increase their resilience to climate change by implementing water efficiency and irrigation measures, and developing water user associations benefiting over 30,000 farmers.

  • A force to be reckoned with
    Sep 8, 2016

    Rafilia Bakirova, the director of the Orenburg Reserve, is a force to be reckoned with. Of the 100 reserve directors in Russia, only 6 are women – and managing 5 different sites, Rafilia is the only female reserve director who works in a non-contiguous reserve.

  • A future in politics for women in Algeria
    May 27, 2016

    A UNDP project helps locally elected women build knowledge and skills in participatory democracy, working with civil society and public service management.

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