Our Stories
  • Saving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural TaizzMay 10, 2016Saving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural TaizzIn August 2015, UNDP launched a Private Business Midwifery Project, funded by UNDP and the government of Japan that aims to empower midwives to develop entrepreneurial skills to establish clinics in 22 rural districts in Taizz.

  • Social business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthMay 10, 2016Social business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthThe war has not been a disaster from Mohammed only. Many people like him lost their jobs and their sole source of income. But he thinks his responsibilities are bigger than he can handle and the conflict has affected him more than the others.

  • Adib’s nursery and eco-lodge: supporting private enterprises on SocotraMay 7, 2016Adib’s nursery and eco-lodge: supporting private enterprises on SocotraAdib’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.

  • Hajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsMay 7, 2016Hajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsHajj 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.

  • Equator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from SocotraMay 7, 2016Equator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from SocotraThe 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.

  • A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionMay 7, 2016A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionKatiba, 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.

  • Mine Detection Dogs Defend Yemen from MinesMay 7, 2016Mine Detection Dogs Defend Yemen from MinesDue to its conflict history, Yemen has been facing severe problems with unexploded ordnances as they are present throughout the whole country with the only exception of the Al-Mahwit region. Some of the explosives are as much as 50 years old and hidden deep in rocky or sandy terrains. More than five thousands land mine casualties have been registered so far with many survivors never obtaining proper medical care and staying deprived of decent sources of livelihood.

  • Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadMay 7, 2016Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadBassin 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”.

  • The Tangible Dialogue : UNDP-Yemen Governance Team is Turning Perceptions into the PalpableMay 7, 2016The Tangible Dialogue : UNDP-Yemen Governance Team is Turning Perceptions into the PalpableInside the five-star Movenpick Hotel Sanaa, in its large spacious halls, and vast marbled floors, some 565 delegates of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference are attempting to turn a intangible dialogue about the nation’s most serious issues into a tangible – namely a new constitution.

  • The Struggle for Enfranchising Women for Yemeni ElectionsMay 7, 2016The Struggle for Enfranchising Women for Yemeni ElectionsElham Sarhan wears a badge of courage underneath her hijab. A small bump sits atop her forehead. It is a scar that is indicative of the reality faced by women here in Yemen, and the conviction that Mrs. Sarhan brings to her work as head of the Women’s Unit at the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum.

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