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  • Yemen conflict paralyzes economic activity, puts women businesses at riskNov 15, 2015Sana’a -- In partnership with SMEPS, UNDP conducted in August 2015 a rapid business assessment in six governorates to examine the impact of the crisis on business activity. The assessment was carried in Sanaa, Hajjah, Sa'ada, Taizz, Aden and Abyan Governorates, providing insights on the extent of damages and loss incurred by the private sector. The business survey will assist local authorities, the private sector and the early recovery cluster partners to provide time-critical assistance to support economic recovery and restoration of micro, small, medium and large enterprises (MSMEs).

  • UN Development Chief: Resilience Critical to More Effective Syria ResponseNov 10, 2015Amman – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark affirmed the critical importance of resilience-based development to the international response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, in her closing remarks to the Resilience Development Forum. The high level conference was convened by UNDP over two days, 8 and 9 November 2015, in the Dead Sea in Jordan, and was hosted by the Government of Jordan.

  • Open Remarks of Helen Clark, UNDP administrator at the Resilience Development ForumNov 9, 2015I am delighted to open this Resilience Development Forum. UNDP is proud to be a convener of this important event, and I thank the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for hosting us here today under the patronage of HE Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

  • Helen Clark: Speech at Closing of Resilience Development ForumNov 9, 2015The Resilience Development Forum set out to affirm the critical importance of resilience to support to the Syria crisis, and to explore practical ways to make that happen. Over the course of the last two days, together we have done just that.

  • UNDP and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Reinforce Partnership with new Arab Knowledge ProjectNov 8, 2015Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) are currently developing the first Arab Knowledge Index, a summary measure that best reflects knowledge accumulation, production and consumption from a development perspective, taking into consideration the specific socio-cultural context, needs and challenges of the Arab region

  • Speech at the Official Inauguration of UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States Amman, JordanNov 8, 2015I am delighted to join the Minister of Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, HE Mr. Nasser Judeh this morning to inaugurate UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States in Amman. I thank Jordan for agreeing to host this new Hub, and for its partnership and leadership on issues of regional and global importance.

  • Resilience Development Forum to propose a 10-point Action Agenda for a longer-term integrated response to the crisis in Syria and the sub-regionNov 3, 2015Amman – The Resilience Development Forum, hosted by the government of Jordan and convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 08 and 09 November 2015, at the King Hussein Convention Centre, in the Dead Sea, in Jordan, will propose a 10-point Resilience Agenda which sets out basic principles and specific recommendations for enabling a forward-looking response to the Syria crisis that focuses on fostering resilience in Syria and the sub-region directly affected by its crisis.

  • People’s Livelihoods Revived as a Result of Focus InterventionOct 28, 2015The partnership agreement between UNDP and King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid Relief that was signed by the two parties in August 2015 has yield to the reviving of people livelihood in the targeted areas.

  • First Social Business Lab in Sana’a to support social entrepreneurship for resilience inauguratedOct 26, 2015Sana’a, Yemen - UNDP launched today Yemen’s first Social Business Lab in partnership with the Business Support Center, the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation and the Yemen Women Union, gathering 50 youth from five crisis-affected districts of Sana’a to identify promising business-oriented solutions to their communities’ challenges.

  • UN and Partners convene Forum to envision future directions of a comprehensive resilience-building response to the continuing Syria crisisOct 22, 2015Amman –The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will bring together key humanitarian and development stakeholders to collectively consider future directions of the response to the protracted crisis in Syria, now well into its fifth year. The Forum will include UN agencies; international financial institutions; donors; representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations; and the private sector, alongside senior representatives of Governments in the countries neighbouring the war-torn country.

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