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Armenian kindergartens light the way

When kindergarten N 160 in the north-eastern district of Kanaker-Zeytun in Yerevan, Armenia re-opened its doors in December 2017, it had been fully renovated to improve energy efficiency, reduce its…  


Stopping the leak, boosting the SDGs

Tal Abbas El Gharbi — a village situated in Lebanon’s north-western corner — is thirsty. Like the majority of Lebanon’s rural areas, Tal Abbas is highly dependent on farming as its primary source of…  


A tidal wave of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.  


Job creation for and by women

In Egypt, 12 percent of the population is employed, with a disproportionate share of women among their number. Only about two-thirds of women are literate. Women need opportunities to take ownership…  


Harnessing the power of hydrogen

China, the second largest economy in the world, has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy. The country depends heavily on fossil fuels, and so is also the largest emitter of…  


New paths for eco-driving

As millennials become more and more ecologically conscious, companies around the world are looking for innovative solutions to make their vehicles more energy-efficient and promote energy efficiency…  


Technology to assess disaster damage

Even in this era of social media and digital technology, the tools most often used to assess disasters are…paper and pencils. With luck and at least a few months, the understandable part of those…  


'Connekting' youth to skills and jobs

Though scarred and decimated by the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda today is an example of how rapid post-war reconstruction can create new economic opportunities. But Rwanda’s main industry exporting…  


Biometrics for better governance

Citizens of Malawi will now have easier access to government services, be more included in the country’s economy and society, and be able to exercise their rights. UNDP is supporting a new system to…  


Ascending dragon: Viet Nam embracing climate action

Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future.  


Tools of the trade

At UNDP, innovation goes beyond gadgets and gizmos. Here are some ways we’re putting cutting-edge technology and inspiring future thinking to work for human development.  


Bhutan - grappling with climate change

Grappling with climate change - a conversation with the Secretary of Bhutan's National Environment Commission  


The hanging gardens of Colombia

To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and climate-smart agriculture.  


Flowing from nature: community solutions to water conservation

Flowing from Nature - embark on an around-the-world tour of communities embracing natural solutions to water conservation.  


The answer is in nature

What do people and trees have in common? They’re complex life systems, engineered by nature. And each is ultimately reliant on the other to secure life-sustaining H2O.  

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