It’s been little more than a year since the Farmers Market was first opened in Croatia’s Zadar County in September 2013, but in that short time it has already established itself as a regional model for rural regeneration.
Sevgi Koklu made the difficult decision to drop out of school at age 12 to give her seven younger brothers and sisters a chance for an education. Her family barely scraped by on a meagre income from her father’s periodic construction jobs in Van, a city of 500,000 people in the eastern reaches of Turkey.
When Drita, 22, recently arrived at the National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, near Tirana, she had already been head of household, a mother, a wife, a girl, and a dreamer. She had also endured violence at home.
Using the new software, meteorologists can issue climate forecasts for the whole season in a few seconds which they can in turn, communicate to the farmers right away. Farmers are then able to use the reliable data to better plan and optimize their harvest.
Azerbaijan is blessed with all the right features for a picture-perfect tourist destination: rich history, ethnic and religious diversity, safe and fascinating cities to explore, and delicious cuisine.
With the region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, the problem of small arms and light weapons (SALW) remains a serious threat. While no precise figure on illicit weapons circulation in the region exist, experts estimate it be in the millions.
There’s no reason for joy when one ends up in a hospital, much less if that hospital is delapidated. Unfortunately, this is how most hospitals in Moldova look: the buildings are old and in dire need of repair, the bathrooms are miserable, and the wards have walls with the paint coming off. The Rybnita hospital in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova was no exception.
Attracting and retaining women in the Armed Forces have traditionally been major challenges. The Western Balkans are no different. Women only make up between 5.5 and 9 percent of the armed forces and are rarely represented in top ranks, particularly in command and management positions.
Teacher Mirsade Salihu, a 36-year-old mother of three and active member of her local RAE community, is one of only four women among the 20-member “Community Changemakers” group that comprises one aspect of this United Nations Volunteers-supported project being implemented by The Ideas Partnership in two municipalities.
Kalys decided to launch an egg business with a few friends and thanks to a UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative pilot project, his project idea was supported and they received 277,245 soms (around US $5,650) to start the farm.