“Development Advocate” is out, 12 compelling stories

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UNDP JAN 28

MEMBER OF A LOCAL WOMEN’S COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN PAKISTAN, ONE OF MORE THAN 1,000 SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AIDED BY UNDP’S REFUGEE AFFECTED AND HOSTING AREAS PROGRAMME

As in last year’s issue, these stories highlight UNDP’s critical work on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development,” said UNDP head Helen Clark in a letter to readers. “They remind us that people are and always will be the centre of UNDP’s work.
Extract of the letter from the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark

The second, color issue of our newspaper-style publication, The Development Advocate, is out. It presents the 12 winning entries of UNDP’s second annual storytelling competition in an easy-to-read newspaper-style format.

Sixty-six Country Offices from all over the world submitted more than 120 stories, as part of our continuous efforts to highlight transformative results in the countries we work in.

The winning stories, selected by an international jury, showcase the impact of the work we do around the world to empower lives and build resilient nations.

The 12-member jury that selected the winners in the storytelling competition included international development and political journalists, in addition to representatives from the Canadian and Australian Permanent Missions to the UN.

“As in last year’s issue, these stories highlight UNDP’s critical work on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development,” said UNDP head Helen Clark in a letter to readers. “They remind us that people are and always will be the centre of UNDP’s work.”

This year’s first place winner tells the story of an indigenous family in west-central Brazil which now uses clean, economical and green cook stove provided through a UNDP access to energy project. This stove is considered a model for sustainable technology.

The second and third place winners come from Bangladesh and China. The former profiles a highly successful, nationwide poverty-reduction programme done in partnership with the United Kingdom. The latter is an environmental story from China, where UNDP’s work with 100,000 apple farmers in in three provinces is helping them to phase out all pesticide use, giving them the opportunity to sell their new, organic produce at higher rates on the international market.

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