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Microsoft and UNDP put the lights on youth in Egypt with local employability initiative to create future business leaders

My dream was to help other youth find their path,” said Ashraf Abou Zeid, Masr Ta3mal (Masr Works) trainer in Aswan Youth Center. Ashraf, like hundreds of youth, was recruited by the Ministry of Youth, trained by Microsoft Egypt on the Career Coaching curricula, and became Masr Ta3mal Career trainermore

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Mobile courts bring justice to Somalia's rural communities

For the residents of the Xaaji Kheyr village in Puntland, Somalia, it's a two-hour drive to the nearest court. And due to the cost and time involved, most residents do not have a chance to seek justice.But in 2009, the Puntland Supreme Court, with the support of UNDP, set up four mobile courts in ormore

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Mobile clinic reaches remote communities

  Abuop Deng lifts up her baby’s shirt and shows a community health worker a rash that covers the infant’s stomach. He has had it for weeks, along with a fever and diarrhea, she explains. They, along with dozens of other community members, are sitting under the shade of a huge tree in the centrmore

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More water, better lives for Sudanese farmers

Until recently, farmers in northeast Sudan used to rely solely on rainfall for their subsistence crops, despite fertile land and groundwater close to the surface. “There is a big difference now,” said Aisha Sharief, who heads a farm run by women in the rural community of Arabaat. “Nowadays we have pmore

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Morocco: Coordinating young volunteers for development

« I discovered volunteering as a human and social value at a very young age, when we were playing with friends and rushing to carry our neighbors’ groceries or hurrying to deliver bread in exchange of a small piece for ourselves».   Today, Oussama Aoumi Tioua, 23 years old, is a music teacmore

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Mothers in Upper Egypt say “no to female genital mutilation”

March marks the celebration of Egyptian Mother’s Day and the International Women’s Day.  This year, in the governorate of Aswan, we have also honored 100 mothers and families that have abandoned the practice of FGM and become powerful advocates against this harmful practice that goes against thmore

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My voice for her: supporting women candidates

283 women candidates from across Libya participated in the launch of the “My Voice for Her” national awareness campaign for women candidates that took place in Tripoli on 25 June 2012. The campaign attracted the attention of the Libyan Government, civil society, international community and the populmore

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National Assembly moves forward

The Kuwaiti people's relationship with the National Assembly is a longstanding one. Ever since its inception, the National Assembly has not only been a forum for the Kuwaiti people to address their concerns, but also a symbolic figure of good governance - one that set the state apart from its regiomore

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New Shop, New Life - Amin’s Story

  Amin Hassan Sulaiman was only ten years old when he lost his right leg, left arm, left eye and three fingers from his right hand after a mine exploded in his field.  “I was grazing animals in Spring 2001 in my village Bekma when I found the strange object” Amin remembers.    Ammore

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New Laboratories and GIS Facilities Support the Environment General Authority in Libya

Libya has undergone a serious political change during 2011, and is currently going under intensive political and institutional reforms. The Environment General Authority is part of this development and changes, and has a new set of responsibilities and priorities to look after during the upcoming femore