Our stories
  • To serve and protect

    With its unique landscape, dotted with Lemurs, baobab trees, and chameleons, few places on earth are as evocative - or as important - for biological diversity as Madagascar.

  • Boots on the ground with communities in Kenya

    As an officer for UNDP’s “Boots on the Ground” programme, Timothy Ranja manages and provides technical support to Energy and Climate Change Projects in UNDP Kenya.

  • Banking on community: Inclusive finance for poverty reduction in DR Congo

    Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.

  • Innovative climate data in Uganda

    With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of its citizens, the government of Uganda is embarking on an ambitious mission to modernize its weather, water and climate monitoring systems.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.

  • Keeping children worm-free in Tanzania

    Also known as "snail fever", schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is one of the most widespread tropical diseases in the world after malaria, affecting more than 249 million people globally, including 100 million children. In Tanzania, the first cases of schistosomiasis were reported in the early 19th century.

  • Together, protecting the Benguala marine ecosystem

    The services of this valuable ecosystem, which stretches from South Africa, along Namibia’s coastline, into Angola, are worth an estimated US$2.2 billion annually and support about 75,000 jobs (2006). But it is highly vulnerable to human activities such as fishing, marine transport, mining, and pollution.

  • Supporting Mali's women to adapt to climate change

    The Mali National Directorate of Agriculture has partnered with UNDP to strengthen agricultural communities and empower women to mitigate the social and economic consequences of climate change. In Massantola, the project has supported Diarra’s cooperative to clear a plot for gardening and provide access to water.

  • Removing the obstacles for women farmers

    Through the Green Commodities Programme, UNDP is bringing together government, big business and small-scale farmers across 10 countries to address sustainable agricultural practices. The programme helps improve access to resources, close the gender gap and provide women with equal opportunities.

  • Glimmers of hope in the eastern Congo

    Survivors of sexual violence find support through the Tupinge Ubakaji programme.

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