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'Water for People' Partnership shows early results

UNDP's new partnership with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) is beginning to bear fruit. Small grant projects along the Mae Klong river basin are restoring local ecosystems, enhancing local livelihoods, and educating communities about the importance of clean water and organic farming. Themore

Advocacy for political equality puts UNDP in national spotlight

When UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited Thailand she met with prominent women leaders and discussed the exploration of a gender quota system in Thailand’s elections and providing training for Thai women who wish to enter politics. Since that 2009 conversation, UNDP began a series of bold initiamore


Building Social Cohesion in Northern Thailand

Mae Hong Son is the poorest province in Thailand with the country’s lowest score on UNDP’s Human Development Index. It is home to a diverse population, including a large number of displaced people from Myanmar. Economic opportunities can be scarce and access to natural resources and basic servimore


Small Karen village gets help on sustainable energy use from UNDP

Three years ago, Mae Kopi, a small Karen village in the Northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son was without power. But when the lights came on, life in Mae Kopi changed. The village was given power via a 30kw hydroelectric generator from the Ministry of Energy’s Department of Alternative Energy Devemore


Small grants make big impact on one woman's fight to preserve wetlands in Thailand community

When water pollution threatened to destroy the wetlands and orchards Rujirek Plubchang and her ancestors have called home for more than a hundred years, the mother-of-two took decisive action – keen to preserve their beauty and bounty for her children and generations to come. Eight years after estabmore