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Afghan women to enrol in Central Asia universities, thanks to a new cross-border initiative

A new cross-border initiative will allow Afghan women to study and graduate from universities in the neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


European Union and UNDP to help Afghan women attend university in neighbouring states

A new EU €2 million grant supports a UNDP programme enabling Afghan women to graduate from universities in neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


We offered discounts in Kazakhstan for energy-efficient fridges. Here’s what happened next

In Kazakhstan, we decided to offer discounts to people wishing to buy energy-efficient appliances. We partnered with retailers and recycling companies and launched a special discount campaign to…  


Green economy and green jobs: Challenges and opportunities

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


Reclaiming the sands of a dead sea

There were once over 1,100 islands scattered across the extensive waters of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. Decades of agricultural misuse created an environmental catastrophe.  


Kazakhstan: Green economy reforms gain momentum

Kazakhstan is taking bold new steps to integrate environmental considerations in all public decisions, thanks to a new Environmental Code expected to bring Central Asia’s largest country closer to…  


#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls…  


UNDP, Japan team up to help curb the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Japan launched a US$6.15 million regional project to help stop violent extremism among youth in Central Asia, addressing high unemployment and lack of involvement in local…  


Working together - UNDP & Emerging Donors

New and emerging donors are gaining an increasingly prominent role in international development,contributing unique skills and approaches. However, they sometimes face common challenges, ranging from…  

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