UNDP-EU partnership in the field

Here you will find some stories from the field to illustrate the partnership of UNDP and EU in the area of Climate and Disaster Resilience.

  • Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural Cambodia
    Jul 24, 2015

    A project in Cambodia is providing small grants to help families increase their income while combatting climate change.

  • Biodiversity projects improve lives in China
    Jul 24, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), identified 18 villages in the area to carry out community-based projects aimed at conserving biodiversity and improving local people’s livelihoods.

  • Bringing light to Afghanistan's villages
    Jul 24, 2015

    In Afghanistan, UNDP is bringing sustainable hydro-electricity to Afghanistan's rural and most remote areas. By October 2013, 127 micro hydro power plants had been built, benefiting close to 150,000 people.

  • In Moldova, big plans for biomass
  • Managing the Black Sea and the Danube River Basin
    Jul 24, 2015

    The Danube River flows through many Eastern European countries before reaching the Black Sea. For decades, the discharge of polluted water into the Danube resulted in nutrient over-enrichment in the Black Sea, affecting fish stocks, beaches and the incidence of waterborne disease. UNDP worked closely with the GEF in its Danube and Black Sea programmes. Along with the GEF, the European Union, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development funded the programmes.

  • Micro-hydro brings energy to Afghanistan
    Jul 24, 2015

    Micro hydroelectric power plants are bringing light and energy to households, schools, and small businesses in Afghanistan.

  • New reservoir improves livelihood for 10,000 South Sudanese
    Jul 24, 2015

    Before the development of a new water reservoir in the El Ganaya district of South Sudan, members of the Turab family, often the women, had to trek four hours just to collect enough water to survive.

  • Women Fuel Success in Moldova
    Jul 24, 2015

    Ludmila Abramciuc is the first ever woman to head a renewable energy company in Moldova. In her hometown of Balti, she manages a thriving biomass fuel briquette business – “Ecobricheta” - that has greatly expanded recently with support from a programme funded by the European Union and implemented and co-financed by UNDP. Through assistance from the Energy and Biomass Project, as well as the Energy Efficiency Agency, Ludmila’s business has recently increased its output threefold.

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