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Photo: Felomena Marquex de olivera/UNDP Timor-Leste
Timorese Youth Recycling Business Initiative Tackles Waste and Unemployment, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Timor-Leste is a small country with a large trash problem, particularly in the capital city Dili, where plastic bottles lie everywhere on the streets. more 

Photos: UNDP Sudan
Creating Job Opportunities for Youth in Sudan Through Labour-Intensive Work

The Labour-Intensive Work Opportunities Project (LIWOP) was launched in February 2014 in response to the growing number of unemployed youth in Sudan, particularly in urban areas. more 

Photo: UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme – Belize
Spreading Community Innovations in Sustainable Fishing Through South-South Cooperation

The UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) promotes community-based innovation, capacity development, and empowerment through sustainable development projects of local civil society organizations. more 

Photo: UNDP Pakistan
Saudi Arabia Supports Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation in Pakistan

Internal crisis and floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan led to massive displacement of the local population, damage to community infrastructure, inadequate access to basic services and constraints on food security and livelihoods. more 

Photo: UNDP Gambia
Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Gambia

In Gambia, agriculture is the most critical sector for economic expansion, with great potential to absorb unemployed youth and promote entrepreneurship. more 

Photo: UNDP
Brazil and African Countries Share Experiences on Social Protection

The two-day seminar served as a platform for African countries to exchange experiences with Brazil, which has over 10 years of extensive experience in implementing Bolsa Familia, one of the world’s most recognized social protection programmes.more 

Photo: UNDP Tunisia
Employment Generation for Young People in Tunisia (Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries)

High youth unemployment is one of the major factors of the youth-led and broad-based popular uprisings that led to the socio-political transition in the Arab region. more 

Photo: UNDP Egypt
Information Technology: from Egypt to Uganda, Eritrea and Beyond

UNDP promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, a rapidly growing area for employment. more 

UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme – Cuba
Caribbean and Pacific Exchange on Sustainable Agricultural Practices

In May 2015, farmers from Fiji, the Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Guatemala and Cuba, along with development practitioners from various organizations, visited Cuba in an exchange facilitated by the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP in Cuba.more 

Photo: UNDP Tajikistan
Regional Cooperation to Improve Livelihoods of People in Border Areas of Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Officials from Afghanistan and Tajikistan attended a four-day study tour in Kyrgyzstan to learn about the successes, challenges and replication opportunities of the One Village – One Product initiative (OVOP). more 

Photo: UNDP Palestine
Palestinian Business women Participate in Products Exhibition in Kuwait

The stories behind the women who participated at the Kuwait Exhibit.more 

Photo: Benoit Almeras/UNDP DRC
DR Congo: Solidarity funds cut poverty, strengthen communities

Since June 2013, UNDP has facilitated the creation of 75 MuSo in the five communities targeted by the project, bringing together more than 1,500 inhabitants, of whom 50 percent are women.more 

Photo: UNDP, Tajikistan
East-East Sharing Brings Solar Water Heaters to Rural Tajikistan

During two training courses in a rural village inTajikistan, village residents – more than half of whomwere women – learned to assemble solar waterheaters using locally available materials. more 

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