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Australia announces additional funding for UXO clearance in Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia has increased its contribution to UXO clearance operations in the areas flooded last year in Attapeu Province in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities…  


Can disasters present opportunities?

UNDP Lao PDR's Disaster Risk Management Advisor, Ross Hardy talks about how disasters can present opportunities to people affected by the floods of 2018.  


Government Presents Way Forward for Lao PDR’s Recovery

Lao Government agencies and development partners met today to discuss the way forward on the development of a recovery strategy after the 2018 floods. The Lao PDR Recovery Consultation, held at the…  



Spreading the word of warning in Southern Laos to ensure we leave no one behind

After floods ravaged Lao PDR last year, a lack of adequate warning mechanisms significantly contributed to the damages and losses. UNDP is partnering with the government and the private sector to…  


Taming the waters in Xayaboury Province

Almost four years ago, UNDP had a project in Xayaboury Province of northern Lao PDR to help farmers in their struggles to cope with climate change. This February, we returned to one of the villages to…  


Lao PDR hosts major global funds in push for a climate-resilient, sustainable future

The Government of Lao PDR through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted a National Dialogue on the engagement between two major global funds, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)…  


The New Way of Working in practice in Lao PDR

UNDP Lao PDR's Disaster Risk Management Advisor, Gerson Brandao talks about the ways in which The New Way of Working has been employed in Lao PDR since the floods of 2018.  


Flood response activities undergo review in Khammouane Province

A delegation of government officials, ambassadors and UN representatives traveled to Khammouane Province today to monitor the progress of the implementation of an emergency grant Lao PDR received from…  


Disasters beyond the headlines

In his blog post, UNDP Lao PDR’s Coordination and Recovery Advisor Gerson Brandão reflects on the role of the United Nation’s Central Emergency Response Fund in reminding us about disasters forgotten…  

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