Our Stories

  • A leap towards climate resilience in Laos

    In the past, alternating floods and droughts caused Phin’s villagers to fear for their rice harvests. Now, the skills and knowledge they’ve gained are helping them use old practices and new techniques that do not contribute to climate change.

  • Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food security

    The Cuban agricultural sector is affected by the increased frequency and intensity of droughts, aridity of the climate, and a pronounced water deficit, affecting the potential yields of the total agricultural production and animal husbandry

  • As rivers dry up, Swaziland builds dams to harvest water

    “The river is no longer flowing as it used to more than 60 years ago...Nowadays it is full of sand. The rocks have disappeared in the sand and the water is flowing under the sand and more oftentimes dry. We are struggling to access water for domestic purposes and for our livestock.”

  • Bamboo keeps villagers dry in Nepal

    “When my village floods, which it does almost annually, we never know how bad it will get. Some people lose their whole house, most will lose some crops and everyone will be affected in some way,” says 32 year-old Sita Gaire, of Shivamandir village in Southern Nepal.

  • Communities build resilience in Moldova

    The activities conducted in Marianca de Jos are part of Moldova’s countrywide disaster risk reduction efforts. With the aim of reducing vulnerabilities and strengthening capacities at the local level, Moldova has developed a procedure for creating disaster and climate risk assessments that can be used by communities.

  • FYR Macedonia: Municipalities join forces to improve energy efficiency

    In the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, many municipal authorities agree that energy efficiency is a sound economic solution -- they just don’t always know how to attain it.

  • Floods swept away her cattle and chickens - with UNDP help, Eteri Shavladze is fighting back

    Floods, landslides and mud torrents are increasing in both intensity and frequency causing extensive damage to agriculture, forests, roads and communications infrastructure.

  • Following up on cyclone recovery in Bangladesh

    Cyclone Aila destroyed the main embankments that protect the region and caused long-term hardships for the local population. 255,000 families in Satkhira and Khulna districts were affected, with 165,000 houses destroyed and 25,928 families forced to live in makeshift shelters on damaged embankments.

  • Global initiative offers hope for hill tribe in Viet Nam

    Like most of the K'Ho ethnic minority people living Preteng village, in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, K'Sau is a person of the forest. The 30-years-old man and his family fully depend on the forests, particularly to meet their needs for fuel, water and food.

  • Haiti: Exporting coffee while protecting biodiversity

    By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions.

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