UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers 140 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

  • Salvadoran youth sow the future on their own land
    Oct 20, 2015

    "I tried to emigrate because I was living in a difficult situation, and the one thing you think about is leaving," recalls Francisco Pérez, a young man in Yoloaiquín, Morazán in El Salvador. After completing his basic studies, he could not find steady employment and considered migration the only option to raise his family.

  • Alejandra: from refugee to entrepreneur
    Sep 7, 2015

    Alejandra is a refugee affected by the conflict that has reached her little hometown Sevilla Valle, in Colombia. Years ago, she discovered that the person she had spent most of her life with, had become a commander in a revolutionary group in her country.

  • Women Fuel Success in Moldova
    Jul 24, 2015

    Ludmila Abramciuc is the first ever woman to head a renewable energy company in Moldova. In her hometown of Balti, she manages a thriving biomass fuel briquette business – “Ecobricheta” - that has greatly expanded recently with support from a programme funded by the European Union and implemented and co-financed by UNDP. Through assistance from the Energy and Biomass Project, as well as the Energy Efficiency Agency, Ludmila’s business has recently increased its output threefold.

  • Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural Cambodia
    Jul 24, 2015

    A project in Cambodia is providing small grants to help families increase their income while combatting climate change.

  • Bringing light to Afghanistan's villages
    Jul 24, 2015

    In Afghanistan, UNDP is bringing sustainable hydro-electricity to Afghanistan's rural and most remote areas. By October 2013, 127 micro hydro power plants had been built, benefiting close to 150,000 people.

  • In Moldova, big plans for biomass

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