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A Fashionable Development in Turkey

The initiative, called Argande, was supported by the GAP Regional Development Administration, UNDP and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) within the scope of the 'Innovations for Women's Empowerment in Southeast Anatolia' project. The regional fashion brand was named after amore


An earthy alternative to chemical fertilizers

Earthworms are providing farmers with an appealing, organic alternative to chemical fertilizers in a part of Turkey that suffers from high levels of land and water pollution - with 45 farmers piloting the use of fertilizer made from earthworm waste in western Turkey’s Gediz River basin. In recent yemore


Global Meeting point: styleturkish.com

Turkish Fashion Industry had been producing for global brands before the styleturkish.com, as an international supplier; it had been able to brand itself abroad through its own collections and had been able to make exports amounts more than 15 billion dollars annually. The sector has succeeded in bemore


In Turkey, online games teach energy efficiency

Meltem Şengün Ucal, a social scientist and professor at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, brings a different perspective on energy efficiency through a research project raising awareness among female consumers and children. “I came across a grant call for projects on energy efficiency in household amore


Lighting the Way to Sustainability

Turkey has had a system of protected natural areas in place, but their management has not always been adequate. Half its forests are considered degraded as a result of encroachment, overgrazing and illegal logging. Some destruction occurs when local communities turn to forests for basic necessities,more


Moving towards climate-friendly development

This transformation is part of broad efforts by UNDP to increase awareness of climate change issues in Turkey and help build national capacities for mitigation and adaptation. “We cooperate with UNDP on many fronts,” says Muhammed Ecel, head of the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Enviromore


Score: Victory of Girls

Summer 2011. In a low income area of the capital city, Ankara, a 15 year old girl Yasemin was utterly disappointed and scared. Her new step mother did not want to live with her. She was sent to her aunt’s house, additionally, being forced to quit school and to get married to a man who she even did nmore


Support to the further implementation of local administration reform

UNDP in Turkey has been working with its national counterparts to support the local administration reform process in the country since 2005 by the financial support of the EU. Based on the results of the first phase of Local Administration Reform Project (LAR Phase I), including but not limited to more


Welcome to Uzundere, the Secret Gem of Çoruh Valley

Firdevs is a young woman living in Uzundere, a small rural town in the Coruh Valley in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. After leaving her hometown for five years to find a job, she found an opportunity to return back home. Firdevs and her friends now work in a women-led association to create an added-valuemore

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