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Artificial intelligence to help advance tourism in Armenia

Armenia today launched Travelinsights, an artificial intelligence tool to help improve the country’s emerging tourism industry by gathering real-time perceptions of services and popular sites.  


Economic diversification, women and youth top agenda as Head of Eurasia concludes Azerbaijan visit

During her three-day visit to Azerbaijan, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, discussed with government and civil society the country’s economic…  


Making jewellery, making friends

In Kosovo*, reviving the filigree tradition from the past not only preserves cultural heritage but opens new job possibilities.  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


Green economy and green jobs: Challenges and opportunities

Explores challenges and opportunities for green economy and green jobs in Europe and Central Asia.  


Two sisters coding for a better world

The movement to get more women in tech is on in Uzbekistan. These two sisters enter the landscape with their Down Syndrome support app.  


Eurasia doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves -  so we created a journal of our own

Why do stories from our region often go unreported? Maybe it's because countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have had a legacy of equality, job security and functioning safety nets. But there…  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


Oil and water don't mix

The health of Albania's southwest coast has been at risk due to cooking oils being dumped in the sea. So restaurants and businesses have taken on a unique recycling initiative to reclaim this natural…  


In Belarus, a synagogue spurs a town's rebirth

In its heyday, Bobruisk had 50,000 Jewish residents & 42 synagogues. Now there's only 1. Enter a rabbi with a mission: to revive its Jewish heritage and bring business back. Can he succeed?  

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