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Japan and UNDP partner to support sustainable food systems and improve livelihoods in Syria

The Government of Japan and the Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement today worth approximately US$ 8.6 million (JPY 990,000,000) to…  


UNDP Supports Yemen’s Fishery Communities to Rebuild Livelihoods and Local Economy

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its local partner, the Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF), delivered fishing boats and engines to fishers in Mukalla, Yemen.…  


Embarking on a new professional journey: Yemenis receive small business training and grants

Aden, Yemen, 19 December 2021 – With funding from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its local partner, For All Foundation (FAF), began the distribution of…  


New solar streetlights are boosting local economy in Benghazi

’My shop was previously located in the Al Masaken district in Benghazi. In the evening, the place was dark, and I could not stay longer. My clients, who are largely women and girls, could neither come…  


The Building Blocks for Sustainable Business

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – in partnership with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and the Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS) –…  


Kickstarting her business: Sorur’s journey

24-year-old Sorour from Baqubah, Diyala, has been severely affected by years of instability in Iraq. During the liberation from ISIL, while she was still in college, her family was forced to leave…  


Nurturing Youth Entrepreneurship

The Vocational and Business Skills Training and Support Project is helping young women and men (18-40) from rural areas gain the skills they need to build and maintain their own businesses and foster…  


Yemeni Grapes

Since the dawn of history, Yemen has been known as the Land of the Two Gardens, famous for the cultivation of various kinds of grapes, each with its own unique flavour, colour, and nutritional…  


UNDP Launches Yemen’s First Waste-to-Energy Plant

15 September 2021 – Today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a unique waste-to-energy (WtE) initiative in Lahj governorate.  


Sewing her way to a better life: Kifah’s journey

Kifah restarted a tailoring business out of her home in Tikrit using her savings from a cash-for-work job opportunity.  

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