Stories


Interview with Adidjé Kerala, Head of a Stabilization Committee in conflict-affected Chad

We met Adidjé Kerala, the very first woman at the head of a Stabilization Committee in conflict-hit Chad. In a society where women's rights remain an arduous quest, she embodies progress and hope for…  


How creative economy supports women in Guinea Bissau

Ivone Gomes ventured into a sewing career that has helped to improve the lives of many women in her native country of Guinea Bissau, one of the smallest countries in West Africa.  


“Where there is life, there is hope”

After Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Cecília Chata Valentim, a young mother, and the seven children under her care received support from UNDP Recovery Facility sto restart a new life.  


Women Fighting Wildlife Crime

Celebrating women around the world who are leading the charge to protect local wildlife.  


Droughts or Floods


Protecting the great ape whose culture is peace

A community conserves threatened bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  


Breaking the Cycle of Poor Harvests

With GCF-funding, Farmer Field Schools are helping farming communities in Zambia become better equipped with knowledge and capacity to adapt and turn climate risks into climate resilience.  


Goats bring stability and income to female farmers in Zambia

New opportunities open up for previously struggling households.  


Improving life on the inside in Benin

Ensuring inmates have useful occupations and quality healthcare.  


UNDP photos of the year 2020

UNDP photographers document our many-faceted response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

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