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Stoves that Save Lives and Trees

In small forest near Guldara district of Kabul, Shakila sits on a rock to rest after collecting wood for her cookstove. Her eyes water and she finds it hard to breathe, and a fit of coughing overcomes…  


Reasons to Bee Cheerful: Raising Incomes, and Letting Bees Do the Work

For Karima, one of the happiest moments of her life was when she earned her first thousand Afghani (US$ 15), when she sold a kilo of honey made from her own bee-keeping business.  


Water: The Gift of Life

All life on Earth depends on water. For those who grow crops to live, however, it is especially important. After decades of war, Afghanistan’s economy, and the lives of many of its people depend on…  


Out and About with UNDP’s Deputy Country Director

During the trip, Napoleon Navarro, UNDP’s Senior Deputy Country Director (programmes) visited several irrigation projects.  


International Volunteer Day Marked in Kabul

To mark International Volunteer Day, hundreds of school and university students, members of the association for the blind, civil society activists, residents and shopkeepers participated in a…  


Afghanistan Launches US$71 Million Initiative to Prepare Rural Communities for Climate Change

The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has launched a new multi-million dollar project aimed at…  


CCAP Third Quarter Report 2016


Making Environmental Education Accessible For The People Of Bamyan

The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil…  


Ushering in a ‘Green’ Bags Culture, Saying No to Plastic Glut in Afghanistan

Eleven-year-old Mohamed Nasim, who is in sixth grade, wakes up at 5:30 every morning to take computer lessons in a makeshift classroom here in Borghaso village, Bamyan Province, northwest of Kabul. He…  


Multi-partner Platform to Spur Community-Based Conservation Efforts in Badakhshan

Representatives from more than 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), relevant Government authorities and International NGOs participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme…  

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