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  • The Power of women: Leading climate change adaptation in MaliThe Power of women: Leading climate change adaptation in MaliThe project aims to strengthen resilience in the agricultural and water sectors, with an emphasis on gender-sensitive approaches.

  • The biogas solution: Ethiopia’s path toward greener growthThe biogas solution: Ethiopia’s path toward greener growthThe project aims to strengthen national capacity to tap into renewable energy resources and encourage technological innovation, optimization and adoption for a green economy.

  • Farmers adapt to a new climate reality in BeninFarmers adapt to a new climate reality in BeninThe impact of climate change has affected several communities throughout Benin in recent years. UNDP is working with the Government of Benin to help villagers cope.

  • Panama’s forests and seas hold scope for new curesPanama’s forests and seas hold scope for new curesA project by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment in Panama aims to identify natural products for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries to promote sustainable and equitable use of genetic resources.

  • Saving the Saiga and protecting Russia’s steppe biodiversitySaving the Saiga and protecting Russia’s steppe biodiversityAs a result of poaching and adverse effects of climate change, the saiga antelopes' species only found in Eurasian steppes is on the brink of extinction.

  • 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