What do these women have in common? They’re all leaders in some way, spanning a wide variety of careers and countries and being role models for those women who will come after.

Rajika Musaeva, Photo: UNDP Tajikistan / Takhmina Khakimova

There is no such thing as a man’s or a woman’s profession”

When she was young, Rafika Musaeva…

UNDP Kyrgyzstan’s Aid for Trade program is working to develop a tourism industry in places like Alatay Lake. Photo: UNDP Kyrgyzstan.

Over the last few years, Kyrgyzstan has been working on making itself a destination sought after by travelers. The idea is to appeal to adventure seekers, not just those interested in a trip around the countryside. The natural environment is stunning, and the landscapes provide spectacular and intense hiking, rafting…

Hong Kong graffitti: ‘There can be no return to normal, because normal was a problem in the first place’

by Millie Begovic, Global Innovation Advisor a.i. at UNDP, and Lejla Sadiku, Innovation Specialist at UNDP

This is the dawn of a new era, one of radical uncertainty where control doesn’t exist. Can the development sector reform itself fast enough to turn the pandemic response into more resilient systems? Can we leverage new capabilities to decrease likelihood of and exposure to similar shocks?

The COVID-19 is evolving into a long-term emergency, unlike any other that the modern world has experienced before (even though it was an entirely predicted and fully ignored — a ‘white swan’ event). …

Photo: Mahmut Serdar ALAKUŞ / UNDP Turkey

The first three minutes are critical in responding to forest fires.

An effective response is affected by the distance of units, changes in the wind, efficiency of helicopters, the water levels in the pools and maybe most importantly, the preparedness of the response team.

Roughly 28 percent of Turkey’s surface…

UNDP Eurasia

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