Stories


Harmonious land

Ranching, extreme rainfall and drought have taken their toll on the Azuero Peninsula. A transformation to silvopastoral systems and sustainable practices strengthens both environment and community  


Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Will you marry me on the REACH bus?

Across Fiji, rural communities struggle to access public services. Now, these services come to their front door.  


Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


Energy efficiency to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions

Cities across the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia help the country meet its targets under the Paris Agreement  


Pairing a Malbec with smart investments

90 percent of Sun Juan's businesses are MSMEs. With new investment mechanisms, access to credit and sustainable practices they improve business productivity  


Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine

In Myanmar, female village administrators pioneer participatory township planning  


Piecing together resilient cities

By 2030, 60% of people will make cities their home, coupled with the growing challenges ahead of us, we asked – how should future cities look like?  


The future looks bright

80% of Mexico’s population live in big cities. For there to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, it must be planned for  


Resilience in the eye of the storm

In prone to natural disasters Jeffrey Town, Jamaica farmers find income-generating opportunities in sustainable agriculture practices, while working to promote disaster risk reduction.  


Reasons to bee cheerful

In rural Afghanistan, households are vulnerable to climate change effects. With bees people find a sustainable source of income.  


We the peoples  -  won't give up

On UN Day we reaffirm our commitment to work together for a sustainable future for all, and never to give up.  


Beyond income: a broader picture of poverty

How people experience poverty goes beyond living on less than $1.90 a day. Poverty is not only about lacking the means to make ends meet, it is multidimensional and takes many shapes.  


3 things to love about bats

Bats have a bad rap in popular culture, but these much-maligned mammals play key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.  


Save energy, save money, save CO2 emissions

How can we achieve a transformation from inefficient lighting to the latest energy-efficient technologies? Egypt is showing how quickly it can be done.  

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