Our Stories

  • Feb 18, 2013

    To an outsider, seaweed may seem to be only a likely source of income for fishermen but within this remote community - where fishing used to be the way of life - seaweed cultivation provides a strategy to stamp out conflict. The fishermen in Halmahera Island’s Kao Bay are amongst thousands of people in eastern Indonesia who have benefited from a peace and conflict prevention project supported by the Government of Indonesia and UNDP.

  • Feb 18, 2013

    UNDP's Biochar project introduces bio-charcoal to farmers in East Nusa Tenggara & Central Sulawesi provinces. The project aims at empowering thousands of women to develop bio-charcoal home industries & generate extra income to improve their lives. The usage of biocharcoal doubled the increase of corn crop production in 2012.

  • Feb 19, 2013

    Sitting outside his barn in the East Java town of Lumajang, a farmer proudly tells a story of how manure changed his life for the better. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 45-year old Sukaningoyo has turned manure into biogas, an unlikely source of income, electricity and clean cooking, whereby fuel for daily cooking comes from renewable sources rather than timber.

  • Apr 8, 2015

    A top a small hill overlooking the green expanse of Bukit Duabelas National Park sits a tiny two-story wooden structure. The adjacent tower and satellite indicate its unique function, the building housing a radio station for the Orang Rimba called Radio Benor.

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