Stories


As Coronavirus forces online learning, a project with Syrian refugees in Turkey might already set an example

A Turkish project on refugee education could set an example for the nearly 1.5 billion children out of traditional school and pave the way for more inclusive and accessible opportunities for all.  


How to save a forest: A Turkish lesson

From fires to biodiversity, our management of forests is critical to the future of people and planet. A seven year, five region project introduced a new integrated way of planning Turkey's forests.  


Solar-powered water breeds life in the Turkmenistan desert

In a Turkmenistan desert, renovating a water system and bringing in solar energy aims to bring the livestock back to a new landscape.  


Going the distance

Dmitry Kuzuk is a racer, gym manager and disability rights activist in Bender, Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova.  


30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how far have Eastern Europe's youth come?

Born in an age of uncertainty, young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine and Georgia reflect on patriotism, freedom and opportunity.  


Our promise

What we're doing in the race to beat climate change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  


Toolkit takes climate action from classroom to courtyard

The Climate Box toolkit teaches climate action to youth and takes it from the classroom to the courtyard.  


In Serbia, climate change forces a new reality

In Serbia, temperatures are rising and extreme weather events means both flooding and severe droughts. For those who make their living off the land and sea, climate change is forcing a new reality.  


Positive women

What’s it like living as an HIV positive woman in the Tajikistan of today? Delve into the lives of Madina and Tahmina and explore their struggles in this graphic novel.  


Montenegro gives progress the green light

In Montenegro, small actions taken by individuals and supported by UNDP, are helping to temper development with environmentally-friendly solutions.  

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