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Rowing the Atlantic: Adventurer Omar Samra, UNHCR and UNDP Joining Forces for Refugees

Inspirational adventurer, motivational speaker and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, Omar Samra will set out on a journey to attempt one of the world’s most grueling…  


Launch of UNDP Youth Leadership Programme 3 (YLP 3): Regional Forum to Accelerate Arab Youth’s Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development

Building on previous achievements, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States’ (RBAS) is organizing the third Regional Forum of the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP…  


Shift Toward Sustainable Business Models in Middle East & North Africa Could Unlock More Than US$600 Billion by 2030

countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) look to capitalise on new opportunities and grow their economies, an accelerated and radical shift toward sustainable business strategies could…  


UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Project wins the Emirates Energy Award

UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Improvement Project implemented by Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is awarded the Special Recognition Award under the Emirates Energy Award 2017. The UNDP-GEF…  


EU, UNDP and the Government of Egypt work together towards mine clearance and the development of North West Coast region

(El Alamein, 23rd October 2017) On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the battles of El Alamein, Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, and Mr. Richard Dictus,…  


GCF approves USD 31.4 million for a UNDP Project to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) 18th Board meeting, convened in Cairo, has approved the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project entitled “Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North…  

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