In the aftermath of COVID-19, Kosovo is experiencing one of the most challenging societal and economic crises in the last two decades. A green and just recovery path can put Kosovo’s private sector back on track – creating new jobs, reducing greenhouse emissions, and boosting competitiveness, while on route to a climate resilient future. UNDP Kosovo, in partnership with the Government of Japan, has launched the Kosovo Green Challenge to support green recovery in the private sector by fostering an enabling environment, with a people-centred approach. Do you have an innovative solution in response to these compounding environmental, economic, social, and health crises that can put us on a just and inclusive green recovery? Are you a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) that wants to build resilience, but lacks knowledge and funding? Apply for our open call and join the BOOST x Kosovo acceleration programme to fast forward your innovative solutions to the next level and amplify your impact! We want to build the capacities of up to 50 SMEs with high potential to transition towards a green recovery by focusing on sustainable business models, risk management and disaster resilience. At the end of the programme, 15 SMEs will be awarded with grants of around 10.000 EUR (20% co-financing is requested from the SMEs).
The sun provides more than enough energy to meet the entire world’s energy demand. In fact, solar and wind power could supply global energy demand 100-times over! While so far, the use of solar power has been rather limited in Kosovo, we are slowly seeing positive progress in harnessing this great potential. The urgency to move towards low-carbon development – and ultimately, carbon neutrality – coupled with the dramatically decreasing cost of technology is making solar power an attractive source of energy, in fact becoming the least cost solution in many cases.
What we do
On the ground in Kosovo since 1999, the United Nations Development Programme has earned a reputation as an independent and experienced partner in the areas of governance and peacebuilding, inclusive growth and climate resilience, and gender equality.
Accelerating Kosovo’s Digital Economy through Whole-of-Society Digital Transformation
“Accelerating Kosovo’s Digital Economy through Whole-of-Society Digital Transformation”...
UNDP pilots the Digital Readiness Assessment in Kosovo
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an organization-wide digital transformation process that will splice digital into its DNA
Since 2005, over 17,000 young women and men have benefitted from active labor market measures through on-the-job training, wage subsidy, as well as grants and advisory services to foster self-employment opportunities.
The solar panels installed at our premises will produce around 24% of our total electricity demand, saving approximately 36 tons of CO2 emissions per year and reducing UNDP Kosovo CO’s carbon footprint.
UNDP contributed to security and safety of all its residents by destroying more than 10,000 illegal weapons and about 60,000 pieces of ammunitions of various calibers.
Throughout 20 years of Public Pulse, we interviewed over 63,798 people on their perceptions on economic, social and political situation in Kosovo and published 29 Kosovo Early Warning Reports, 21 Public Pulse Briefs, and 9 Public Pulse Analyses, in English, Albanian and Serbian.