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A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict Resolution

Katiba, 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. For three years, people of Bani Usef sub-district and themore

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Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges ahead

Bassin 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”. In 2011, Ansar al-Sharia – otherwise known as Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) – took control of most areas in Abyan, and a fiermore

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Preserving biodiversity through nurseries and eco-lodges in Socotra

Adib’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. In partnmore

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Biometric voter registration kit testing provides glimpse into future of elections in Yemen

SANAA, 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 besmore

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Equator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from Socotra

By: Bohdana Rambouskova, Communication Officer, Socotra Governance & Biodiversity Project With hope and a bit of mistrust, the Rosh community from Socotra Island accepted the suggestion of the UNDP-GEF Socotra Governance and Biodiversity Project to run for the Equator Prize 2010. That was in more

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HIV/AIDS shouldn't be a barrier for success

In the absence of reliable surveillance systems, the incidence of HIV and AIDS in Yemen cannot be accurately stated. Although HIV prevalence still seems low, at 0.2 percent among the adult population, the little information available (from visa applications and blood donors) suggests a rapid increasmore

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Hajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seeds supported by UNDP

Hajj 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. After three years of the last round of conflict in Sa’ada, the economic recovery remains frmore

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Helping young Yemenis fight unemployment

Taiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day. “It is good to have work,” she says. “And planting trees makes me feel good. These will be here for many years to come.” But life hasn’t always been so good for Tahani. Hmore

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Innovating in Transitional contexts

The 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 20more

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Innovating in Transitional contexts

The 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 20more

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