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  • "From the bottom up": Local Development Brings Regional Impact to East Sudan

    In the remote village of Diemoyo of Red Sea State in Eastern Sudan, a region suffering from some of the lowest development indicators in the country, the once high rate of child and maternal mortality has recently been reduced.

  • A Fresh Crop: Exciting Environmental Initiatives Take Hold in Northern Sudan

    In the highly arid ecosystems in the northern part of the country lies River Nile state. Under the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) framework in the state, six villages that lay alongside the western bank of the River Atbara have been targeted by UNDP for increasing the resilience of the local communities to the effects of climate change in Sudan

  • Back in the Market: Darfurian Farmers Go back to Cultivation of Hibiscus
  • Building Livelihoods in Otash IDP Camp in Darfur

    “We are now doing well and are moving out of poverty,” says Miriam, who together with Safia and Assia has started a small business in Otash Camp for internally displaced people in South Darfur. Having received training in juice production from the Darfur Community Stability Fund and its local partner Mubadiroon, as well as in business development and project management from the UNDP Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur project, these three women were successful in competing for a small start-up grant from the UNDP YVRD project for their small business.

  • Climate Change: If You Can’t Beat it, Adapt to it

    In Bara, a locality in North Kordofan, that encompasses 90 tiny villages, the greenery can be deceptive. The flat desert sprawls for miles around, dotted with tiny villages where the only colors to be seen are the bright clothes of women coming back from their weekly trip to the central market of Bara town...

  • Fund Links Women to Skills and Income Opportunities

    Port Sudan, Red See State, the women of the Diem Arab Centre in downtown Port Sudan have traditionally suffered from absence of viable economic options and welcome income-generating opportunities to earn money for their families.

  • Mixing (small) Business and Pleasure: a UNV story in Sudan

    On a dusty side road in Damazine in Blue Nile State, near a sparkling but empty Chinese hospital, Amir Muhamad Babiker tends his shop. It’s not big, but it’s his and this Tuesday morning it seems the whole town is looking for sugar.

  • Sudan Gears up Efforts to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals

    The National Population Council in collaboration with UNDP have organized a two day orientation session on the transition from MDGs to SDGs in Sudan on 22-24 Novemeber.

  • Sweeter than Honey: Economic Recovery Returns to Darfur

    “Since I began my beekeeping business in honey production, processing and wax refining with the Value Chain project, I am now able to support my family. I am now able to sell my products at the local market, as well as further afield in Nyala, Khartoum and Omdurman,” says Abdul-Aziz, a 50-year old father of four, from Bindisi in Central Darfur State. Along with his wife and children, Abdul-Aziz was displaced from his village when the war erupted in his area and forced to seek refugee in an IDP camp in Mukjar. Abdul-Aziz had lost everything.

  • UNDP Organizes First Forum on Legislative Coordination in a Federal System in Sudan

    The Sudan Judiciary and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched today a comprehensive training workshop

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