Stories


"We are now part of the global village."

Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.  


Solar for Health

Five ways solar power can make universal healthcare a reality.  


Ghana boosts farming productivity

For Iddrisu, a farmer in Northern Ghana who had to walk 12 km daily just to get to his farm, solar-powered irrigation is a game changer.  


Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  


Climate-proofing livelihoods

Leading a change in Zambia, from the countryside in Kalomo - from conservation agriculture to renewable energy  


Investing in youth in Sierra Leone

The annual Social Good Summit inspires young entrepreneurs to solve local development challenges  


Defending the coast

Liberia scales up efforts to protect coastal communities from rising seas  


Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


Beyond income: a broader picture of poverty

How people experience poverty goes beyond living on less than $1.90 a day. Poverty is not only about lacking the means to make ends meet, it is multidimensional and takes many shapes.  


Under the Malian sun

In 300 villages across Mali, solar panels are now generating electricity for lights, cookers, water pumps and more. They are also powering community health centres and other essential services.  

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