Stories


The Guardian of Altai: Vera Klimova

a story of bees, ecological tourism and female entrepreneurship  


Green technologies & organic farming: a way to food safety in Kazakhstan

"You are what you eat" says an old proverb and it is hard to argue with it. Food is a basic fuel for an individual to live a healthy life. That is why the quality of food grown, bought, and consumed…  


#WonderWomen: how Kazakhstan’s female activists change society?

Social changes never come by themselves. They are always driven. Driven by the incredible efforts, by the unshakable faith and by continous enthusiasm of activists, who dare to bring positive changes…  


Can a woman have it all?

Being a woman is not an easy task. Being a woman grown and raised in Central Asia is even harder, because there is a myriad of expectations regarding her role in society, within the family, and in the…  


2000 children in Almaty are trained cycling safety

Last year three Almaty schools and School Palace №5 turned into a platform for the implementation of teenagers’cycling safety programme developed by the UNDP-GEF "City of Almaty Sustainable Transport"…  


Power to the people

Kazakhstan is making moves to empower communities to become more involved in taking the decisions that matter most to them. It is striving to create an environment where people can get together and…  


Resolving conflict through mediation

The use of mediation as a method of dispute resolution has a long history in Kazakhstan stretching back to the days when the Kazakhs were a nomadic people. UNDP has been working with the Government of…  


A time to sow and a time to reap

With ideal conditions for growing crops such as wheat, rice and barley, agriculture plays a key role in Kazakhstan’s economy. For the sector to thrive, close attention needs to be paid to the…  


Seeing beyond disability

Empowering people with disabilities to live a full life in Kazakhstan is challenging and there are still many hurdles that need to be overcome. However, recent innovations in this area have led to…  


Getting to grips with hazardous waste

Kazakhstan is facing the growing problem of how to safely dispose of its e-waste, that ever-increasing mountain of electronic products that have reached the end of their useful life. Twinned with this…  

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