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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) –…  


Investing in flood-prevention infrastructure in Kassala City

2020’s catastrophic flooding caused widespread damage across Sudan, including in Kassala State, and its capital Kassala City, which is bisected by the Gash River.  


Update three: UNDP response for host communities and Ethiopian refugees in Eastern Sudan

Efforts to support the more than 46,000 Ethiopian refugees, and nearby host communities, continues in Eastern Sudan. Significant activities are underway to provide longer-term, durable solutions for…  


Introducing flood-resilience technologies ahead of Sudan’s rainy season

In 2020, Sudan was hit by some of the worst flooding in decades. Sennar and Kassla states were particularly impacted, with almost 21,000 houses destroyed or damaged.  


Innovation first: new initiative by UNDP digitalizes Iraq’s public sector

Under the Digital Transformation and E-governance project - in Iraq-, Iraq’s Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and…  


SDGs-Climate Security Nexus in the Arab States:

On 30 March, UNDP participated in the 2021 edition of the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD), the regions’ primary mechanism for the follow up and review of the implementation of the 2030…  


Women in the Arab region: agents of change on climate action, stabilization and peacebuilding

On March 10, UNDP conducted a virtual webinar on “Climate change, human security and women’s leadership in the Arab States” to mark International Women’s Day in the region.  


Headway’s grant scheme builds resilience during pandemic: 56 companies supported, 700 jobs created

The Headway Programme’s Job Creation in KRI grant scheme has contributed to building resilience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) during the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19. Concluded on…  


UNDP supports Iraqi Government to strengthen internal security

The Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq delivered a strategic planning training course to senior officers and specialists to strengthen MoI…  


UNDP’s focus and contribution to the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2021

With 13.4 million people (over a quarter of the population) in Sudan projected to require assistance this year, UNDP is committed to addressing needs identified in the draft 2021 Humanitarian Response…  

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