In 2013, award-winning filmmaker Biljana Gavranlieva directed After the Rain – the first-ever documentary made by a Macedonian director about climate change. The film, which was produced with the support of UNDP, the Global Environment Facility, and the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, shows the lives of four women between the ages of forty and eighty,… Read more »
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This is a story of how we won hearts and minds in Georgia with our World Environment Day campaign. But first, let me start with a bit of background.
From its significance to the silk trade routes in the 13th century, to its rise as a great energy producer during the first oil boom of the 19th century, Azerbaijan has long been known for its geo-strategic position in the world. Today, with the successful completion of the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, this has never been truer.
A good friend, a professor and doctor, once told me: “The longer I live, the more I realize how complex and strange people’s behaviour is. Actually, it seems that no one really knows why human beings do what they do.” I agree with him to a certain extent. People do often behave inconsistently, and the… Read more »
When UNDP in Armenia launched Kolba over a year ago, it was the only social venture incubator and design lab within the organization. Twelve months and a lot of (emotional) scars later, we thought it was time to share some of our big hits and blunders.
The strawberry fields in the Sason district provide employment to roughly 350 families. They are the lifeblood of the tiny, rural village of Yeniköy. They are also the namesake of their newly constructed primary school.
Tajikistan’s mountainous landscape is certainly beautiful, but it’s also difficult to cultivate: only seven percent of the land is suitable for economic use. Nevertheless, agriculture remains the backbone of the economy, and the poor in particular depend on it for their livelihoods.
I have to say it’s been quite the journey. I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed the exchange of so many new ideas, mindsets, and perceptions. It has been incredible to see firsthand the passion and drive of individuals who are putting everything they’ve got into making this world a better place. I used to… Read more »
Is the problem of gender inequality being compounded by a confidence gap? A recent article in The Atlantic says yes – evidence suggests that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed in today’s world, it takes as much confidence as it does competence. We thought about this in Moldova where men hold most elected… Read more »
The word “foresight” is defined as the ability to see ahead. It can be fun, however, to consider the literal definition as well, which is “before seeing.” What happens before seeing?