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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

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UNDP initiative boosts business for women in Thailand's South

In the Southern Thailand province of Pattani, daily life can be difficult. Ongoing violence has made widows of women, and has compromised local livelihoods. Life for women in the coastal provincial sub-district of Lampo, provides testimony to their everyday challenges. “Our main incomes came from fimore

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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

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UNDP uses journalism to promote peace in Southern Thailand

SONGKHLA, THAILAND - Amid conflict in Thailand’s Southern Provinces, access to public information can be difficult. The media has an important role to play in conflict situations and heavily influences public opinion—with both good and bad results. Single-sided coverage of current events can alter more