Each year, more than 100,000 new jobseekers enter the already saturated labour market. Meet three young entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and making agriculture more sustainable in Benin.
UNDP-backed vocational training helps young people develop work skills and open up employment opportunities.
Fruit processing for export develops the capacity of rural women while minimizing their dependence on climate.
The project aims to strengthen resilience in the agricultural and water sectors, with an emphasis on gender-sensitive approaches.
The project aims to strengthen national capacity to tap into renewable energy resources and encourage technological innovation, optimization and adoption for a green economy.
The impact of climate change has affected several communities throughout Benin in recent years. UNDP is working with the Government of Benin to help villagers cope.
Since the men often leave the villages to seek work in the city, it is rural women who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Nearly 3.5 million Senegalese now live in and around Dakar, close to the sea, and approximately one fourth of the country’s population live in coastal areas, which are threatened by sea-level rise.
Over-exploitation of forests contributes to flooding, impoverishment of riparian communities and higher CO2 emissions. A UNDP project is helping to turn the tide.
Success in addressing deep-rooted sustainability issues in key commodity sectors in Ghana and Indonesia involves closing the gender gap.