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Bringing a village into kilter with filters

Putting a glass of water on the table can take a huge effort in the rural areas of Laos. Read how we helped to relieve villagers in Saysomboun province of this burden in our recent project.  


From a pig farm to an energy bank with a breath of fresh air

The wastewater of a pig farm was causing severe problems in a village near Vientiane. See how modern technology was able to restore friendly community relations!  


Journey to the end of the light

In May 2018, UNDP Lao PDR visited one of the most secluded communities in Laos to assess the possibilities for rural electrification. See what we encountered during our exhilirating journey!  


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.  


Fear and courage go hand in hand

Our blogger Lauren Kana Chan headed to the Houaphan Province and witnessed the daily work of a bomb clearance team.  


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…  


An environmentalist's dream come true

UN Volunteer Jonas Aechtner traveled to Bonn, Germany for the COP23 conference. This is a photo story of his journey and encounters!  


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  

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