Our stories

  • Supporting Mali's women to adapt to climate change

    The Mali National Directorate of Agriculture has partnered with UNDP to strengthen agricultural communities and empower women to mitigate the social and economic consequences of climate change. In Massantola, the project has supported Diarra’s cooperative to clear a plot for gardening and provide access to water.

  • Yazidi women find economic independence

    The Dost Bakery is a small cake business that opened in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in the autumn of 2015. The bakery is run by 10 friends, which are all women displaced by ISIS that are now living in and around the Sharia Camp near the city of Dohuk.

  • In Kosovo*, technology reduces crime and violence

    In 2015, UNDP through the KOSSAC project provided advanced technical equipment to the Kosovo Police to help them fight crime. According to a recent survey, 50 percent of households still possess firearms, many of them illegal.

  • Removing the obstacles for women farmers

    Through the Green Commodities Programme, UNDP is bringing together government, big business and small-scale farmers across 10 countries to address sustainable agricultural practices. The programme helps improve access to resources, close the gender gap and provide women with equal opportunities.

  • A force to be reckoned with

    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.

  • In Kosovo, technology reduces crimes and violence

    UNDP’s Kosovo Small Arms Control Project (KOSSAC), aims to reduce gun crime and violence in a country still recovering from a brutal war in the 1990s.

  • Giving voice to women survivors in Guatemala

    Goal 16 aims to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and to help communities with access to justice and lasting solutions.

  • Cultivating change in Papua

    UNDP provides agricultural training in Papua New Guinea to boost farmer incomes and restore degraded land. Sereh merah, a plant long used to drive away evil spirits, is now being grown as a pesticide ingredient to protect crops.

  • The right to legal aid

    Since 2008, UNDP has been helping people through a project that provides legal aid for dispute settlements in family courts in Egypt.

  • Pineapples on the path to sustainability

    With support from UNDP, Costa Rica has introduced an action plan that fosters partnerships to promote production and trade that is responsible, fair, and in line with practices protecting the environment, the community and the general public.

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