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  • Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneursSalvadorean youth become new entrepreneursA programme in El Salvador aims to help young people who are out of work or not attending school to gain skills and improve their lives.

  • 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.

  • Tackling the deadly legacy of war in Lao PDRTackling the deadly legacy of war in Lao PDRRice planting season is a nerve-wracking time for 49 year-old farmer Vongphone of Xieng Khouang province, in northern Lao. He was disabled several years ago when he accidentally set off an unexploded cluster bomb.

  • Harvesting fog in western YemenHarvesting fog in western YemenA project in Yemen is working to help communities in the western regions to take advantage of a surprising resource: fog.

  • The resilient women of Syria The resilient women of SyriaAs part of its Early Recovery and Resilience Programme in Syria, UNDP supports an initiative to provide job opportunities in the field of plumbing to a number of IDPs and host community members in Tartous.

  • Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food securityAdapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food securityA Cuban project helps reduce the adverse effects of climate change and increase food security through managing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

  • Sustainable Living in the Heart of the Desert Sustainable Living in the Heart of the DesertIn the Karakum region of Turkmenistan, adaptation techniques address the manmade factors contributing to desertification and help communities adapt to the changing climate.

  • A leap towards climate resilience in LaosA leap towards climate resilience in LaosIn Laos, a project has raised awareness of the need for climate change adaptation and resilience and provided related training and equipment to 35 villages.

  • 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.

  • Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in GhanaTapping the sun to increase rural incomes in GhanaThrough a solar-powered irrigation project supported by the Energy Commission of Ghana and UNDP, smallholder farmers in four communities can now irrigate their fields regularly.

UNDP in Focus
Time for Global Action

UNDP in Focus 2014/2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

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