• New Start, New Startup Jan 15, 2018

    Biljana is one of 3,500 women who have benefited from the Self-Employment Programme. Her success is an inspiration for all those who dream of starting again but fear they don’t have what it takes.

  • Cleaner Soil Leads to Healthier Yields Dec 26, 2017

    More than 200 farmers have developed knowledge and expertise in plant and soil interaction over the past year by attending UNDP and SDC educational seminars. It is expected that this will not only benefit the environment but also help increase the farmers’ yields and incomes by as much as 30-40%.

  • What can you do to help achieve your favorite Sustainable Development Goal by 2030? Oct 24, 2017

    This year’s UN Day is asking what you can do to help achieve your favourite SDG. Because it’s simply not true there’s nothing we can do: even making the smallest changes in our lifestyles could help the whole world come closer to the UN’s vision for a fairer, safer, cleaner world. And social media means we have the means – literally at our fingertips – to spread our ideas to billions in a matter of seconds.

  • Building Back Better the Lipa Dam Oct 2, 2017

    Rather than simply rebuild what was there before, the programme applies a “build back better” approach to maximize resilience to future floods and mitigate the risk of floods in the most vulnerable regions of the country.

  • Aspiring women politicians discuss the challenges of social inclusion at local level Jul 16, 2017

    More than a hundred aspiring women politicians representing 23 different political parties gathered this weekend in Mavrovo to discuss the challenges of social inclusion at the local level. Co-organized by NDI and UNDP, this was the fourth in a series of weekend workshops aimed at encouraging more women to compete for office in the upcoming local elections. Currently only five of 81 municipalities are headed by women mayors.

  • New partnership set to prove the business case for sustainable farming Jun 22, 2017

    The Strumica River Basin has long been the country’s main agricultural region, owing the fertility of its soil to the River Strumica, which also provides farmers with the water they need to irrigate their crops.

  • New mobile app opens a gateway to a multicultural online classroom in Kumanovo May 26, 2017

    The initiative is part of a global commitment by UNDP to support policy and programming aimed at ensuring that youth are informed, engaged and empowered to contribute to sustainable human development and resilience of their communities. Combining youth with innovation has the potential to create new solutions to development challenges and to drive social change.

  • After the floods – building back better in the Strumica River Basin Feb 24, 2017

    Already the EUR 800,000 project has cleared 23 kilometres of regulated canals and repaired damaged embankments that were built decades ago, significantly reducing the blockage and the risk of overflow. The project includes interventions in the main flood control canals and drainage network that run through several municipalities in the region of Strumica.

  • A fruitful tour of Alsace gives Vardar wine-producers a lesson in regional cooperation Jan 19, 2017

    UNDP’s Local Development Programme has been supporting the Vardar Planning Region in establishing cooperation with the Alsace region. As all wine-lovers will know, Alsace is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, with a strong tradition of wine tourism.

  • A creative approach to multi-ethnic cooperation amongst young people in Kumanovo Jan 12, 2017

    Young people here have a need for creative expression and there is no other space outside of school where they can express themselves and at the same time practice social inclusion and integration. This is why MultiKulti has always used art as a tool, including theatre, dance, photography and comic strips.

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