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Walking through Ile-Balkhash nature reserve – Video

Biodiversity is a basis of all life on Earth, the preservation of which is a key issue for a sustainable future. Nature reserves, national parks are home to thousands of species of animals and…  


Walking through Ile-Balkhash Nature Reserve – For a shared future of people and nature

The Ile River is a part of Semirechye, where the main route of the Great Silk Road ran in ancient times. Here, ancient cities were built; trading, semi-nomadic cattle breeding and farming was…  


The solar power plant launched through the first “green” bonds in Kazakhstan

"I am not an energy engineer, but that doesn’t stop me from engaging in this type of business. Whenever I lack the requisite knowledge or experience, I call in the right specialists. I am very proud…  


Hope comes knocking for over 250 unemployed– Via UNDP and ADB supported 3-month paid apprenticeship

To reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable groups of the population and to adapt the country's labour market to the emergence of new industries and occupations in…  


Digital and ICT skills are now even more accessible to young girls in Kazakhstan thanks to UNDP

Today, only 30 percent of women and girls worldwide choose STEM-related fields of study, and only 3 percent choose information and communications technology (ICT). Existing gender stereotypes and…  


Green grass “conveyors” in Kazakhstan keep soil and bee conservation moving ahead

Any postcard of Kazakhstan's landscape would be incomplete without its signature vast and rolling pastures. In 2015, permanent pastures and meadows accounted for 68.5 percent of Kazakhstan's total…  


Battling the travails of gender inequality – Outcomes of the Spotlight Digital Challenge Educational Bootcamp

On 26-27 March, an Educational Bootcamp was held for the participants of the Spotlight Digital Challenge. Well-known experts in the Central Asian region on issues of combating gender discrimination…  


A healthy planet for the prosperity for all: Stockholm +50 national consultations launched in Kazakhstan

Today, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Stockholm+50 national dialogue was launched. It aims to engage communities in discussions about the environmental…  


Kazakhstan boosts its renewable energy investment system

UNDP is actively working on climate change mitigation, focusing on developing and expanding financing mechanisms for clean technologies and developing low-carbon enterprises through a Green Finance…  


I study because I want to bring change – Interview with Afghan student in Almaty, Kazakhstan

My name is Muhadesa. I am 25. I came to Kazakhstan as a student in October 2019. I had never visited Kazakhstan before, it was my first time in Almaty. I completed my foundation language courses at…  

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