Our Stories

  • A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionA New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionAug 21, 2013Katiba, a young woman who lives in a remote rural area called Bani Usef, Far’ Alodeen district, Ibb governorate. People of Bani Usef faced many major conflicts that have been obstructing the development in health and education for many years.

  • Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadAbyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadAug 21, 2013Bassin Yasslam and his family were amongst more than 190,000 people who fled Abyan in 2011. He explained “We were guilty of nothing except living in the wrong place”.

  • Adib’s nursery and eco-lodge: supporting private enterprises on SocotraAdib’s nursery and eco-lodge: supporting private enterprises on SocotraSep 10, 2013Adib’s family was always interested in agriculture and kept a home vegetable garden. With the support from UNDP’s project, the family converted the home garden to much needed nursery. This is very crucial says Adib to protect and conserve the unique biodiversity in the Socotra Archipelago.

  • Biometric Voter Registration Kit Testing Provides Glimpse into Future of Elections in YemenBiometric Voter Registration Kit Testing Provides Glimpse into Future of Elections in YemenAug 21, 2013SANAA, YEMEN – Standing in a neat little row, only slightly mangled and disorganized near its tail end, 10 small boys glared into the sun on Sunday by a single voter registration centre, each tugging on each other’s shirt bottoms, flipping empty water bottles, and generally being what they knew best to be –boys.

  • Equator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from SocotraEquator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from SocotraAug 25, 2013The Rosh community was nominated for the prize by UNDP-GEF Socotra Governance and Biodiversity Project, which has been working in the island since June 2009. The project supported the community in preparing the presentation materials of the Equator Prize Award Ceremony which followed the Community Summit during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. Rosh delegates were supposed to personally attend.

  • HIV/AIDS shouldn't be a barrier for success HIV/AIDS shouldn't be a barrier for success Aug 1, 2013

  • Hajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsHajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsAug 21, 2013Hajj Ahmad Sayed, 61 years old, was one of hundreds of farmers who benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seeds, which was implemented by UNDP in late 2012 in northern governorate of Sa’ada, Yemen.

  • Helping young Yemenis fight unemploymentHelping young Yemenis fight unemploymentAug 29, 2013Taiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts Innovating in Transitional contexts Aug 25, 2013The UNDP Country Office presented two innovative approaches for employment generation –the 3x6 approach- and capacity development in transitional settings –the Emergency Capacity Development Facility- at the last Regional RBAS Cluster Meeting, organized in Amman Jordan, between 7th and 11th April 2013 with the participation of the UNDP Administrator, senior RBAS staff and representatives of country offices from the region.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts Innovating in Transitional contexts Aug 25, 2013The UNDP Country Office presented two innovative approaches for employment generation –the 3x6 approach- and capacity development in transitional settings –the Emergency Capacity Development Facility- at the last Regional RBAS Cluster Meeting, organized in Amman Jordan, between 7th and 11th April 2013 with the participation of the UNDP Administrator, senior RBAS staff and representatives of country offices from the region.

Bridging the gap between Youths and private sector

Job placement approach to stimulate rapid employment
"Lack of employment and prospect for the youth have been at the basis of the so called Arab spring. Without addressing this priority, any political transition risks being unsustainable. This is why UNDP supports national partners in fostering youth as the engine of the transition”, highlights Gustavo Gonzalez, UNDP Senior Country Director.


The Youth Economic Empowerment Project: Innovating the 3X6 Approach in Yemen