Thinking globally acting locally - Water for People Partnership15 Mar 2016The “Small Communities, Big Thoughts” video showcases how UNDP Thailand partnering with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, supports communities to address national water resource conservation problems and promote sustainable development.
Activists call for coordinated, human rights-based response to gender equality and gender-based violence in Thailand6 Mar 2016A more coordinated, multi-sectoral response is needed to address gender inequality and gender-based violence of marginalized people in Thai society, including women, children and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, said participants at a conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
UNDP provides access to clean cooking solutions in northern Thailand3 Mar 2016Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand is the poorest province in the country. Only 55 per cent of the population have access to energy services and many households are not connected to an energy grid.
Childhood friends uplifting women affected by conflict in southern Thailand3 Mar 2016Childhood friends Duangsuda Srangamphai and Chehyoy Dama, originally from Thienya village, Pattani province in southern Thailand, recently established a community enterprise called Thienya Roasted Coconut to uplift the spirits of women from their village who had been affected by conflict.
Commercial buildings in Thailand work towards meeting energy efficiency goals24 Feb 2016The 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.
UNDP Thailand participates at ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development17 Feb 2016Recognising that biodiversity and sustainable development are inextricably linked, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity, in cooperation with ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat and partner organisations, held the Second ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity under the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” on 15 - 19 February in Bangkok.
Fisherman provides employment opportunities for young people in southern Thailand11 Feb 2016Aka who is a fisherman by trade, makes the model boats to supplement his income to support his wife and six children. However, since June 2015, Aka has being imparting his boat making skills with young men in the village after receiving a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.
New Book “Parks for Life” highlights the immense value of national parks in Thailand10 Feb 2016The new book, Parks for Life: Why We Love Thailand’s National Parks, aims to create a better recognition of, and greater commitment and support to protect the country’s rich biodiversity. The publication advocates for investing in the management of protected areas to promote inclusive economic growth that takes the real value of biodiversity and ecosystems into account in decision-making in the country’s development.
Livelihood opportunities for women in southern Thailand boosted through training and small grants10 Feb 2016Nonphan, is the founder of Sai Khao Agricultural Housewives Community Enterprise, a small cooperative, which prepares, preserves and sells Garcinia – a local fruit. The community enterprise is one of eight selected community livelihood projects to recently receive a small grant through UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project. The small grants, which are financially supported by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.
Small grants reducing unemployment and increasing livelihoods in southern Thailand8 Feb 2016UNDP'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.