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  • Kazakhstan: When every drop makes a profitKazakhstan: When every drop makes a profitFeb 10, 2015The joint UNDP project introduced the drip irrigation system in the farmlands of more than 1,400 residents of Akmola region. More than 2,000 school children and students of the district's orphanages receive fortified food from products cultivated with usage of new technology.

  • E-waste is the flip side of achievements of electronic technologyE-waste is the flip side of achievements of electronic technologyDec 31, 2014

  • Developing Responsive Public AdministrationDeveloping Responsive Public AdministrationDec 31, 2014While a number of complex public-administration reforms have been implemented, regional and local governments still have difficulty delivering on their commitments. With the support of a presidential decree, in 2011 the President’s Administration, together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, developed a national system for public-administration assessment. It covers national and regional – or oblast -- executive bodies, capital cities, and cities of republican status.

  • Building future for young generationBuilding future for young generationDec 31, 2014Zhuldyz always wanted to see her village as prosperous, and the youth in it purposeful and with the baggage of plans. To do this, she gathered activists, held meetings with villagers and organized cultural events.

  • Adapting to life in East KazakhstanAdapting to life in East KazakhstanDec 31, 2014

  • Hand in handHand in handDec 30, 2014Tatiana Kravchenko has been in charge of the public charity fund and the rehabilitation center called "Ray of Hope" for more than 15 years in the city of Karaganda. She has found her calling in helping the kids with special demands and the people with disabilities to develop, as well as in changing the attitude of others towards them.

  • Lyazzat KaltayevaLyazzat KaltayevaDec 19, 2014Ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December) Lyazzat Kaltayeva, a leader of the NGO supporting the rights of people with disabilities, was awarded at the Asia Pacific Award of fighters for the rights of people with disabilities.

  • "Kenes" the Island of Hope"Kenes" the Island of HopeDec 19, 2014How much do we know or want to know about our fellow citizens with disabilities? At the moment, over 600,000 people suffering from Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other diseases live side by side with us. If one adds their family members, the number of people exposed to disabilities, directly or indirectly, on a daily basis, grows dramatically. These people often have no chance to attend schools, get a job, have a family or realize their creative potential, since most of them are stigmatized as unteachable since childhood.

  • Kazakhstan: voice championing disabilitiesKazakhstan: voice championing disabilitiesDec 19, 2014

  • Unlocking energy-efficiency in KazakhstanUnlocking energy-efficiency in KazakhstanDec 19, 2014A joint UNDP-GEF programme has installed new heating equipment in several schools and 13 old apartment buildings in Kazakhstan to regulate heat in an energy-efficient way.

  • Kazakhstan: Save the wetlands, protect the economyKazakhstan: Save the wetlands, protect the economyDec 19, 2014Valentina Zhakupbekova’s family depended on the exploitation of Kazakhstan’s vast wetlands - thousands of square kilometres of rich soil and abundant lakes, with caviar-bearing fish, unique birds and aquatic flora.