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Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  

Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  

Design Exchange and UNDP partner to enlighten the world on the power of design thinking

Canada’s first and only design museum, Design Exchange (DX), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced an unparalleled collaboration to showcase design’s critical role in…  

UNDP releases new cookbook with climate-resilient recipes

The new cookbook, ‘Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables’, looks at how climate change is affecting food security in developing countries and how communities are adapting their traditional recipes to…  

A future in politics for women in Algeria

A UNDP project helps locally elected women build knowledge and skills in participatory democracy, working with civil society and public service management.  

In Niger, climate change strategies keep hunger away

Since 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.  

A new window of hope in Sudan

Communities in Sudan are working to make their livelihoods more sustainable, and empowering women to help their communities become less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  

Waiting for rain: community-driven adaptation in Sudan

To alleviate the current and anticipated strains on water and food security, a project in Sudan builds the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural communities.  

In Colombia, youth build skills to overcome adversity

The Growing Together project seeks to address the structural impact of conflict, generating opportunities for young people living in rural areas.  

Cabo Verde, an island without water

A small island state with limited rainfall and a dry tropical climate, Cabo Verde is familiar with water resource constraints. Climate models predict increasing aridity, shifting rainfall patterns and…  

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