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Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

Khartoum - More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In Arabaat, a rural community 30 kilometres west of the coastal city ofLue lisää (englanti)

Water project making life easier for Ekipe villagers

Marie, mother of five, forced to dig holes in thesand and wait for fresh water.(Photo: UNDP) North Efate Island - Until a year ago, people in the village of Ekipe on North Efate Island in Vanuatu did not have access to running water.  Villagers such as Marie, a mother of five, were forced toLue lisää (englanti)

Water well upgrades offer solution for Syria's drought-hit northeast

An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.UNDP and its partners are upgrading a network of ancient water sources under the barren terrain of the country’s northeast, where water shortages have led toLue lisää (englanti)

Widening women’s political representation in Kyrgyzstan

By Aidai Bedelbaeva and Jyldyz Kuvatova The vigorous efforts to expand women’s access to Kyrgyzstan’s decision-making process resulted in legislative changes and created strong networks of grassroots women’s organisations. (Photo by UNDP Kyrgyzstan) 11 August, Bishkek,Lue lisää (englanti)

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With completion of peace process, a new chapter for Nepal, says UNDP Chief

Kathmandu - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict. “We live in hope and expectation thatLue lisää (englanti)

Women Count for Peace: UNDP welcomes women activists

In observance of the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — the landmark document to ensure women’s peace and security in post-conflict situations —  Open Days on Women, Peace and Security were held in 25 post-conflict countries from June to September 2010.Lue lisää (englanti)

Women Leaders in Ghana

Development Chief Says Legal Rights Key to Empowering WomenJuly 14, 2010, Accra – Yesterday, on the first day of a three day trip to Ghana, UNDP chief Helen Clark met with women leaders to discuss their contribution to Ghana’s impressive progress towards women’s empowerment andLue lisää (englanti)

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Women Working for a Mine-free Mozambique

“You could say my job is exciting,” said Margarida Luis Sitoe, a manual de-miner who works with UNDP’s humanitarian demining partners, Apopo. “It’s hard work but I enjoy it and, as an African woman, I feel empowered in such a position.” Sitoe is one of many women working with the United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

Women entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso

Fatimata Leah Nahini produces a local brand of beer (dolo), which she sells in the market, thus generating a large profit. Since the opening of the Credit Union in Matiakoali, she was able to save money for the first time ever. Photo: Kerstin Gossé/UNDPWithout access to financial resources,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Women in southern Punjab earn income and take lead

“Our village was in utter destruction with dead animals and rubble scattered all over. UNDP encouraged us to take the lead and now we’ve cleaned all the fields and most of our houses. With the money I earned, I plan to buy goats to invest in a future for my family.” - Kaneez Bibi of Muzaffargarh’sLue lisää (englanti)

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