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Hat-trick for Azerbaijan’s first woman football manager as she becomes one of Gakh’s first woman municipal councillors

Dilara Aliyeva won her first sports competition in running when she was 12 years old. But her real passion has always been football, and her ultimate dream was to become a football manager.  


From breadline to bakery: now Rahila makes the best tandoor in town

Rahila Mirzamammadova can hardly believe the changes she has recently made in her life.  


Azerbaijan’s new self-employment programme is changing the lives of 500 people with disabilities

Ramin Binnatov has taught himself how to repair all kinds of IT equipment and his skills are in high demand amongst his friends. But for all his self-taught knowledge, he has found it almost…  


Putting the healing power of art to work - a studio for the community

Elnara Isgandarova grew up surrounded by creative people. Her father was a poet and journalist and her mother was a carpet weaver. But when Elnara finished secondary school her father insisted on her…  


Beekeeping business brings financial independence for a village teacher

Parvana Abdullayeva decided early on that education was key to attaining a better life for herself and her family.  


Women in agriculture: new generation of rice farmers in the southern pearl of Azerbaijan

Parvana Rasulova, local farmer and mother of four boys, is a prominent rice producer in Masalli, in the south of Azerbaijan  


SDG series

Across Europe and Central Asia innovative and transformative initiatives are underway to help countries reach the goals for peace and prosperity, but the negative impacts of climate change– such as…  


Ancient Artistry

Carpet weaving builds sustainable livelihoods for women in the remote mountain communities of Azerbaijan  


The mountain where wishes come true

It's the World Bee Day today! Read how the UNDP's Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus landscape programme promoted beekeeping and honey production as an alternative to…  

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