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  • Afghanistan’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest held for International Environment Day Jun 5, 2016

    Kabul, Sunday, 05 June 2016 — Filmmakers, actors and writers from across Afghanistan today received awards in the country’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Environmental Protection Agency and Saba TV.

  • Kabul Youth Clean up Parks and Plant Trees to Celebrate International Volunteer Day Dec 4, 2015

    Kabul, 04 December 2015 — To mark International Volunteer Day, over 200 youth cleared rubbish and planted trees in east Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba Maina district. They sent a clear message that, with a little effort, anyone can transform their streets and parks into clean, livable spaces for children, families and communities.

  • Community initiative from Afghanistan wins UN prize Sep 28, 2015

    At a press conference held on Monday, September 21st, leaders from the United Nations joined Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin to announce the 21 winning initiatives of this year’s Equator Prize, an international award that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan Aug 3, 2015

    I welcome President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an ambitious agenda to cut carbon emissions which fuel climate change. UNDP is committed to supporting climate change action, and currently works in more than 140 countries on greenhouse emissions reductions and/or adaptation to climate change.

  • Volunteers to Clean Kool-e-Hashmat Khan to Save Rare Birds Dec 5, 2014

    Volunteers from Kabul participated in this cleaning campaign to advocate for restoration of Kool-e-Hashmat Khan, a wetland on the southeastern outskirts of Kabul City, to protect over 150 species of birds

  • Making Environmental Education Accessible For The People Of Bamyan May 26, 2014

    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 society organisations, students and the local population.

  • Multi-partner Platform to Spur Community-Based Conservation Efforts in Badakhshan Sep 5, 2013

    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 (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for environment conservation.

  • Focus on Building Capacity For Grassroots Action in Protection of Environment in Afghanistan Aug 22, 2013

    Kabul, Afghanistan: Representatives from 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Afghanistan participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for natural resource management, climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

  • Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Theme of World Environment Day Jun 6, 2013

    Community-based approaches in disaster risk reduction in Afghanistan were unveiled as part of the observance of the World Environment Day, here today. Non-governmental Organizations displayed best practices in the areas of plans, policies, tools and methods to address the issue of natural disasters across regions in Afghanistan with a view to identify mechanisms to reduce the impact of natural disaster in comprehensive way.

  • $2.2M GEF Initiative to Promote Community Action Oct 23, 2012

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme that is designed to bring benefits of community-based environmental management to Afghanistan was launched here today. An event to mark the occasion was organized at the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), the designated Government agency for protection of environment. The programme will promote capacity development for community-based conservation efforts, youth participation and livelihoods generation at the local level.