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Asia-Pacific’s YECAP provides young people a set of tools to help tackle the climate crisis

The Youth Empowerment in Climate Actions Platform is working to elevate the voices of youth across the Region  


UNDP's Climate Promise in Action in Asia and the Pacific

Globally, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading the way on climate ambition.  


Curiosity a secret weapon against climate change - The story of Projek Kita.R

A recycling revolution is underway in Malaysia, starting with a team of young entrepreneurs asking some very simple questions. What happens to the things we throw out? Why are climate catastrophes…  


From a daydream to saving tons of carbon emissions – the story of ENENT

Power outages and energy waste are serious issues in Pakistan. ENENT, a social enterprise founded and run by young Pakistanis, is setting out to address these through Intellica, a device they invented…  


Fruit Warrior on a mission to create a green lifestyle worldwide – the story of FUWA Biotech

Viet Nam is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of agricultural products. But where do the leftovers go? Tons of fruit peels are discarded and decompose in landfills and water sources…  


A journey to a cleaner and greener earth - The story of Garbageman

Fahim Uddin Shuvo, Founder and CEO of Garbageman in Bangladesh, gets asked this question a lot – How did you get started? He can answer it in his sleep now, of how he started as an architect and…  


From personal trauma to saving millions – The story of Divya Mahendra Rathod

For Divya Mahendra Rathod becoming an entrepreneur was not always on the cards. At heart, she is a scientist. You can hear the passion in her voice when she talks about organisms and particles. But a…  


Alluvione: Girl power to combat floods in Indonesia

All-Women Team at Hackathon Fest 2021 Develops a Solution to Help Safeguard Vulnerable Communities from Future Flooding  


UNDP and the Japan Bosai Platform work together to Accelerate Digitalization in Disaster Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Groups

Under the DX4Resilience project funded by the Government of Japan, UNDP, in partnership with the Japan Bosai Platform (JBP), launched a joint initiative to boost vulnerable groups’ resilience to…  


97 percent of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022, says UNDP

Afghanistan teeters on the brink of universal poverty. As much as 97 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a response to the country’s political and economic…  

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