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Riding the airwaves to reach the unreached

Radio is a powerful medium to connect with people in the hinterland. Our Community Radio volunteers ride the airwaves to remote villages and have a finger on the pulse of their local community. This…  


Sipping from the cup of development

As the country is set for graduating from Least Developed Country status, we are looking into how Lao PDR’s tea growers are contributing to developing their country.  


Jonas, Volunteer from Germany: “My dreams came true in Laos”

Jonas is telling you about his passion for nature conservation and development. How it led to his work as a UN Volunteer in Lao PDR and how this assignment shaped his personality, career and view on…  


Ka Chun from Hong Kong: “Working towards ending poverty in Laos changed my life”

Ka Chun Cheng is a University Volunteer in Poverty Reduction, UNDP Lao PDR. He is from Hong Kong and funded by the Hong Kong government. He is sharing with you his story working at UNDP Lao PDR during…  


Lao PDR's innovative contribution to discussions on climate action at the climate conference COP23 in Bonn

Lao PDR's COP23 side events on nature-based adaptation, South-South cooperation and Circular Economy  


Pumping in new life: Wetlands and their role for climate change adaptation in Lao PDR

“Hey, man! Get down here with the key, we want to show our guests how the pump works”, Bounyong mouths into his phone. The Village Head of Hang Heng Village in Saravane Province of southern Lao PDR…  


Steady flows: How a community in southern Laos takes disaster prevention into its own hands

First come the rains. They make lakes and rivers rise, flooding villages and fields. “In my 20 years here in this village, I have never seen six consecutive days of relentless rain. But last year,…  


One man and his tea

This story starts in 2008. On a misty morning, Phasi, a local farmer of Ngodphae Village, in the Northern Lao province of Xieng Khouang climbed Phou San, a mountain close to his village. Huddled in a…  


Frogs – A leap towards climate change resilience

"Improving the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Climate Change" helped Lao farmers in flood and draught-prone areas to adapt to climate change via introduction of an applied ecosystems-based…  


Oyster mushrooms draw smiles on Phonexay District farmers' faces

Ms. Vieng, 32, can now proudly say that she is a mushroom farmer of Luang Prabang Province. A smile appears on her face when showing an oyster mushroom fruiting body from a bag she learned to prepare…  

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