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Business action to fight climate change

UNDP teamed up with the Social Innovation Lab (Sil.) to host the first in the country Cleantech Ideation Bootcamp aiming to discover unprecedented innovations and unfold business talent that address…  


Government of Azerbaijan, UNDP to create 500 new businesses for people with disabilities

A new flagship project aiming to support the creation of new businesses for people with disabilities was signed between the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Azerbaijan and the United…  


EU, UNDP & partners launch "We are different but equal" video project

In marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a new documentary on inclusive development released  


Amidst alarming climate change, UNDP capitalises on knowledge sharing and awareness raising on energy efficiency

UNDP and SOCAR are strengthening the national knowledge base to implement energy efficiency measures in Azerbaijan  


New Gender Assessment study calls for greater participation of women in the private sector

Despite significant improvements in the legislative framework, healthcare and education systems over the last decades, progress towards gender equality in Azerbaijan faces a number of challenges.  


EU, UNDP and Government strengthen their collaboration on poverty alleviation and sustainable rural development in Azerbaijan

In the north-west regions of Azerbaijan, UNDP and the Government are helping local communities establish smallholder family businesses, with substantial financial support from the European Union (EU).…  


UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan launch the first robotics lab for children

UNDP and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies launch the first in the country robotics lab based on an internationally acclaimed Arduino platform –the world-class…  


EU, UNDP to create a new system for assessment and validation of prior learning

Bringing together over 100 participants from the government, the private sector, academia and international development organisations, today’s conference on the recognition of informally acquired…  


With only 12 years left, decision-makers and practitioners to discuss partnership opportunities for sustainable development

Scaling up resources and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Azerbaijan will require unprecedented levels of mobilisation and joint work by all: the government, businesses and…  


National Innovation Challenge Azerbaijan 2018 – Applications are open for startups: Apply now!

Do you have an innovative business idea or a startup? Apply now to “National Innovation Contest” Azerbaijan and get a chance to represent Azerbaijan in the #NextGenGov “Istanbul Innovation Days 2018”…  

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