Stories


Unpaid work in the global perspective and in Kazakhstan

Everybody has an idea what a typical day of a woman living in Kazakhstan consists of. While she might not be aware of it, her day is “133/246”.  


Youth reap boons of newfound entrepreneurship

Over 100 young people were employed within the UNDP initiative, launched in 2019, aiming to support small and medium sized enterprises and create jobs in remote areas of Karaganda and Aktobe regions.  


UNDP recruits 450 volunteers to enhance population’s digital public service skills

During the lockdown the importance of online public services significantly increased. To address this challenge and help the public to acquire digital public service skills, UNDP, jointly with the…  


Youth in jeopardy receive economic lifeline

A new UNDP apprenticeship programme is targeting several groups of youth at risk of radicalisation by providing job training and employment opportunities. The aim of the scheme is to end their…  


Energy efficient equipment to tackle environmental issues

Kazakhstan is among the top ten countries with the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of GDP. The heat and electrical power supply sector accounts for 60 percent of CO2 emissions in…  


The youth learn climate change issues through comics

A young writer from Kazakhstan, Eva Agafonova, combats climate change in her own way: she uses comic books to inform young people about the climate crisis. She is convinced that we are all responsible…  


Education: an effective tool to combat climate change

Climate change is the most challenging issue facing the global community. It requires a change in people’s behaviour and mindset towards environmental issues. Education can play a key role in this: it…  




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