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  • Communities come together to protect water and biodiversity in Colombia

    Working with community members and the local government, a UNDP project assesses vulnerability to climate change and proposes adaptation measures based on conservation of the ecosystems that ensure the water supply. The project seeks to expand and preserve the natural wealth of this site and improve the living conditions and economic well-being of local families.

  • The Philippines: Tearing down to rebuild

    Six months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • Civil protection volunteers in Haiti: Putting others first

    Camp Perrin used to be a lush city but after hurricane Matthew hit the country, around 2,300 houses were destroyed and thousands more damaged. Volunteers were the first ones out just a few hours after the catastrophe to help the stranded population.

  •  Silent Roar : Supporting Snow Leopard Conservation for Sustainable Development

    Despite contributing significantly to the cultural identity of the diverse ethnic groups and nations that call the high mountain regions their home, the number of snow leopards is rapidly dwindling. In the 12 countries where they are currently found there are only an estimated 4,000 snow leopards left.

  • Banking on community: Inclusive finance for poverty reduction in DR Congo

    Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.

  • Transforming challenges into opportunities

    Over the past decade, Peru's economy has been one of the fastest growing in Latin America. The country has cut poverty and extreme poverty in half, especially in rural areas. However, not everyone has reaped the benefits of this growth. A large segment of the population is relegated to outlying neighborhoods of large cities, where poverty has been rising in recent years.

  • Innovative climate data in Uganda

    With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of its citizens, the government of Uganda is embarking on an ambitious mission to modernize its weather, water and climate monitoring systems.

  • Haïti: raising after the storm

    Haiti was hit by a category 4 hurricane on 4 October 2016. UNDP was on the ground to help improve the lives of at least one million people in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • Resolving conflicts through mediation in Honduras

    Puntos de Convivencia Comunitaria, or Community Coexistence Points, are part of a UNDP initiative to foster a culture of peace and contribute to harmonious coexistence in municipalities with high rates of violence.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.