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UNDP's STEP II Project awarded small grants to eight community projects in targeted provinces in southern Thailand (Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat). The grants are generously financed by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund. The small grants aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.more
In an attempt to encourage communities to use more energy efficient and environmentally friendly cooking and heating methods, UNDP Thailand’s project 'Promoting Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son Province' in partnership with the Mae Hong Son Governor's Office, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), and the Ministry of Energy (MoE), carried out an improved cook stoves (ICS) experiment.more
The PEECB project aims to support the improvement and construction of energy-saving buildings, by strengthening national capacity in promoting environment management in a sustainable manner. The project’s main goal is to reduce green-house gas emissions from Thai commercial buildings, by supporting and encouraging the use and adoption of energy efficiency technologies in the commercial sector.more
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Employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is a prevalent but silent issue in Thailand, said experts at a national level meeting to discuss issues related to discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or intersex status.more
UNDP is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enhance community empowerment and public participation in local governance processes in Southern Thailand, focusing on capacity development of community-based organizations and local government. MORE
Corruption is a serious national problem in Thailand. In order to engage the public about the moral consequences of inaction and to raise public awareness about reducing corruption in Thai society, a wider channel is needed. UNDP aims to reach the Thai public in more intimate settings and in an atmospheres that will invite active and collective participation. MORE
Energy is a major concern in Thailand, as continued economic development demands more consumption and production of electricity. According to the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), energy consumption in Thailand grew more than two-fold over the past 20 years and it is expected to increase at by almost 6 per cent per year until 2021. MORE
The 2011 flood disaster in Thailand was a not-so-gentle reminder that the country is prone to climate-related risks, which include intense rainfall, as well as tropical storms and cyclones, storm surges and even drought. It also reminded us that planning and coordination can reduce the negative impact of these risks and the extent to which they cause livelihood and economic damage to the country. To succeed, though, public finance needs to be aligned to climate change policies. MORE
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