Somali farmers win the battle against erosion

Farming communities in Sogsogley and Ashado valleys in Boroma have overcome serious land degradation problems through a UNDP project that provided them with employment opportunities. Under the Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) project, the community members strategically fought the eromore

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Somali youth feel hopeful, despite challenges

Ali became an orphan a few years ago when his parents died in explosion.  As the eldest of three children, Ali, 21, set off in search of work and landed a job at a security checkpoint in order to earn enough money to feed himself and his two younger siblings.  While wielding a gun, his daimore

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Somaliland’s first female national deputy prosecutor

Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, is Somaliland’s National Deputy Prosecutor – the first woman to hold such a position in Somaliland. As part of an ongoing process to increase the number of officials with formal legal education in Somaliland, like Khadra, UNDP supports long-term legal education and job pmore

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Strengthening renewable energy and energy efficiency market in Lebanon

The UNDP-CEDRO project is a unique initiative in Lebanon that is moving and strengthening the renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) market in Lebanon by installing small-scale renewable energy systems and promoting energy efficiency measures in various public institutions in Lebanon. Sprmore

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Students in South Darfur learn about AIDS

  “The first time I delivered a baby I felt so nervous. I thought can I or can’t I really do this?” says 18-year old Nafiza Abdallah as she sits outside her home in the small fishing village of Ofud in Blue Nile State. “But then I thought about my community and how I wanted to make it better,more

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Supporting recovery and local governance in Somalia

It is early morning and Amina[1] has another busy day ahead. The mother of two must get her children off to school and finish some housekeeping before she can attend to her small business, selling second-hand clothes and household supplies beside her corrugated-iron-roofed house. In spite of her hecmore

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Syria: Restoring Roman wells to bring relief

In Syria's rural areas, long-abandoned Roman wells have become more than a relic of a bygone civilization. For communities struggling to cope with the disastrous ongoing conflict, these ancient wells, dug more than 2,000 years ago, have now become a means of survival. Fighting is now entering its thmore

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Taking steps towards human development

Human development is the core of UNDP’s work across the globe. This notion is one of the reasons why UNDP strives to accomplish so much in all countries of operation. Kuwait is no exception. The programmes at UNDP Kuwait aid this progress and help formulate ideas that will compliment the steps towamore

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A young woman’s pursuit of proclaiming her existence

When Nesma heard that the Citizenship Initiative was coming to her village, she made sure that she was among the first to line in front of the Badrasheen local unit in Giza, where she resides, to get her National Identification Card. She had dreamt about getting this ID card for long, ever since shemore