Our Stories

  • Ombudsman Institution Met With NGOs and Citizens at Eskişehir
    Dec 7, 2017

    Project for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Ombudsman Institution implemented with the partnership of UNDP and Ombudsman Institution held its 5th and last Regional Meeting in Eskişehir with wide participation.

  • Building a new future without forgetting the past: A portrait of and enduring commitment and empowerment
    Oct 10, 2017

    Have you ever thought you could be a professional in teaching a language you hadn't spoken before and make a living out of it, in an entirely new country? Zine Mahli’s answer is no.

  • From Waste to Fuel
    Sep 27, 2017

    Server Vural is a biology teacher who was born in Bismil. At the same time he is an entrepreneur who thought over to utilize the agricultural waste of products such as cotton and corn which stays on the ground after harvesting. With its arable lands, Bismil is an important hub for agricultural production and the county provides 22% of cereal production of Diyarbakır.

  • Supporting Agriculture, Supporting People
    Apr 6, 2017

    Kars and environs are known in Turkey for animal husbandry, harsh topography, high elevation, long and relentless winters, and rather short productive seasons. The region raises a major part of fattened livestock in Turkey. That said, is Kars good only for animal husbandry, or will the region cave in to the prevalent harsh ecological conditions?

  • Guarding The Real Treasure
    Feb 8, 2017

    Yıldıray Lise is a biologist that has been working on nature conservation and sustainable nature resources for the last 20 years. He is currently the deputy director of Nature Conservation Center, the NGO which is a partner of the GEF project.

  • Holding Optimism: A Story Of Integration
    Jan 26, 2017

    Husham Beyazit is 31 years old, and fled his Syrian hometown, Aleppo to Turkey 4 years ago, together with his parents and one brother. His family currently lives in Mersin but Husham lives in Gaziantep for professional reasons.

  • ‘Future We Want’ in Turkey’s coasts protected

    Mehmet Doğan is a fisherman in Akyaka, a coastal township in southwestern Turkey. He had worries whether he or his children can continue depending on fishing for a decent life as animal species and their habitats are endangered due to over exploitation of resources and overutilization of coastal areas he is living in.

  • Lighting the Way to Sustainability

    Turkey is well known as one of the cradles of human civilization, bridging Europe and Asia. But it is also home to a rich array of plant, animal and other species, with three globally recognized biodiversity hotspots. Caring for its natural resources, in the face of a worldwide decline in species, is a national and global priority.

  • Moving towards climate-friendly development

    Ten years ago, only a dozen Turkish Government officials worked on climate change issues. Today, over 300 officials work in the field, and national policies exist to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

  • One Project, Many Results

    Ankara holds a building, newly completed but not renowned as it deserves: the building of Cezeri Green Technology Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. This building was built with the integrated building design technique, first ever applied in Turkey.

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