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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…  


Putting gender equality at the heart of the business sector in Azerbaijan

This publication aims to increase the private sector’s understanding of the gender dimension and strengthen its capacity to implement women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.…  


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  



EU, UNDP open new industrial workshop at Vocational Education and Training School in Ganja

The EU and the UNDP opened their first industrial workshop in Ganja, as part of the EU-funded project to support the establishment of the Regional Industrial Vocational Education and Training (VET)…  


Ancient Artistry

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


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