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

  • Syrian voicesSyrian voicesMeet some of the Syrian refugees living in Jordan who are raising their voices to tell the world what is happening in Syria, and why they decided to flee their country.

  • Life on the edge in GeorgiaLife on the edge in GeorgiaAbano, one of the oldest villages in the country and known for its healing thermal water springs, could have been a tourist hot spot with a blooming local economy. However, its close vicinity to a conflict area has made this impossible and instead the village is now one of the poorest in the region.

  • In Niger, climate change strategies keep hunger awayIn Niger, climate change strategies keep hunger awaySince the men often leave the villages to seek work in the city, it is rural women who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

  • Community radio makes waves in Lao PDRCommunity radio makes waves in Lao PDRRadio programming in remote areas contributed to an increase in children's vaccinations and in the number of women using health facilities

  • A glimpse of climate change in SenegalA glimpse of climate change in SenegalNearly 3.5 million Senegalese now live in and around Dakar, close to the sea, and approximately one fourth of the country’s population live in coastal areas, which are threatened by sea-level rise.

  • In Peru, remembering the past as a step towards atonementIn Peru, remembering the past as a step towards atonementOpened in December 2015, the Place of Memory is a UNDP-backed Government of Peru centre with an online research portal to help the nation deal with its open wounds, document the past and remember over 60,000 people who died or disappeared during the 1980-2000 conflicts.

  • Lebanese farmers fight climate change – by adaptingLebanese farmers fight climate change – by adaptingIn Lebanon, climate change has made farming more difficult, in the last few decades, winter months have seen a decrease in precipitation and snow cover. UNDP partnered with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment on a project to increase farmers’ climate resilience.

  • The Philippines: Tearing down to rebuild The Philippines: Tearing down to rebuildSix months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • Reducing the risk of disaster in Armenia Reducing the risk of disaster in Armenia