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Building a climate resilient Georgia

A new programme in Georgia will provide a tested and ready model that will protect the country's citizens and help in preventing climate-driven…


What's happening to the middle class in Eastern Europe?

When the Berlin wall fell, much of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia collapsed into hyperinflation and armed conflict. Millions of people in the new countries that emerged from the transition were…  


Is there life after robots?

As technology has shifted, it has also changed the needs of employers, who are having difficulty finding the right talents today. We need to shine a spotlight on those left behind and who probably…  


It will take political commitment and investment to stop HIV in our region

What does the landscape of HIV looks like in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of the regions where new infections are increasing?  


Why mayors matter in the migration equation

At the forefront of welcoming refugees and migrants, mayors and municipal authorities are largely responsible for ensuring their communities can adapt and maintaining services for all.  


Women can spacewalk. But can they cross the gender line?

All nine just-announced 2019 Nobel science laureates are male—despite a significant and growing cohort of female contenders. Nor is women’s contribution to science a recent phenomenon. Yet women…  


6 major human rights trends across Europe and Central Asia

In the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, threats and vulnerabilities of people towards discrimination, exclusion and violence remain high. Here are six major human rights problems that we are…  


Trending: Partnering with the private sector for environmental protection

In Albania, we partnered with the private sector not just for public advocacy but also in-company structural change.  


If not now, when? It's time to unite for climate justice

With climate crisis looming ahead, only collective effort will bring about change. As individuals we too must speed up our reaction to the global crisis and push our governments to do more.  


Building a climate-resilient Georgia

A new programme in Georgia will provide a tested and ready model that will protect the country's citizens and help in preventing climate-driven disasters.  


I visited the Aral Sea last week. Now I understand what “resilience” looks like

Nukus, the capital city of Karakalpakstan, does not feel like the rest of Uzbekistan. It is an oasis in the centre of the desert with artificial palm trees in the city centre with a museum of Russian…  

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