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Afghan students in Kazakhstan take up online learning as COVID-19 shutters universities

The €2 mln EU grant aims to provide higher educational opportunities for Afghan women, who face longstanding and entrenched barriers to education and employment compared to their male counterparts…  


COVID-19: Young entrepreneurs in Libya provide online educational solutions

Millions of schoolchildren worldwide are learning from home these days, and educators are striving to ensure that learning continues. Like in most of the countries in the Arab world, in Libya, the…  


"Learning can get you out of poverty": Voices of women from the Horn of Africa’s borderlands

Challenges related to peace and security, economic development and climate tie most of the countries in the Greater Horn of Africa, but this is particularly true in the borderlands, where scarcity of…  


As Coronavirus forces online learning, a project with Syrian refugees in Turkey might already set an example

Funded by the European Union and in partnership with Turkey’s Ministry of Education, this learning project plans to provide 52,000 Syrians between ages 18 to 57 with good quality Turkish language…  


EU-funded helpline in Fiji provides counseling to people on Covid-19

Empower Pacific helpline responds to people’s stress and anxieties under the current nationwide response to COVID-19 undertaken by the Government of Fiji. Empower Pacific is one of the partner civil…  


EU – UNDP partnership creates an entirely new energy sector in Moldova

Almost 200,000 people benefit from affordable and clean energy produced in the Republic of Moldova.  



Moldova's honey production gets a boost

The Civirjic family from the southern part of the Republic of Moldova has spent years working abroad until they decided to return home. To earn their living, they started a bee farm with support from…  


Bringing Garyounis Clinic in Benghazi back to life

A EU-UNDP initiative is renovating Garyounis Clinic, severely damaged during the conflict in Libya.  


New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  

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