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As the 2004 tsunami remains only in memory, Thailand scales up school preparedness

Exactly 16 years ago on what began as a regular Sunday morning, Ban Bangak school, in beautiful Phang Nga province in Thailand, was quiet. The students were at home and some teachers were marking a…  



UNDP and Draper University launch impact venture accelerator to scale solutions for COVID-19 recovery

UNDP has partnered with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper University, a pre-acceleration and entrepreneurship training support structure within Draper Venture Network, to accelerate and…  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  


Innovative Solar Mini-grids Project set to Bring Relief and Hope to Afghanistan Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A new UNDP project approved by the Green Climate Fund will lay the foundations for Afghanistan’s mini-grids market  


Taking A Further Step Together

While the rest of the world signed on to the ambitious plan of achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the small land-locked country of Lao PDR took it a step further.  


Announcing the YouTube Creators for Change Ambassadors 2020

Representing over 12 million subscribers, the newly chosen Creators for Change Ambassadors are expected to make big waves across social media this year.  



UNDP to support Nepal in developing capacity of province and local governments

The United Nations Development Programme in Nepal signed a US$ 10 million financing agreement with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration(MoFAGA) to provide Technical Assistance to…  

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