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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.  

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…  

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…  

After the flood

In this photo story, we show you how the flood victims in Khammouane Province took matters into their own hands and started the road to recovery with simple acts of solidarity and community…  

Savannakhet Province unveils statues of endangered Eld’s Deer in Kaysone Phomvihane

In a recent ceremony held in the capital of Savannakhet Province, the SAFE Ecosystem Project – a joint project of the Department of Forestry of the Government of Lao PDR and UNDP – handed over several…  

Round Table Meeting 2018: Midterm Review of the 8th NSEDP and results of the PDNA as main points of discussion

The Round Table Implementation Meeting 2018 was successfully concluded in Vientiane Capital on Wednesday, 05th December 2018.  

Lao PDR receives United Nations emergency funding for assistance to flood victims in Khammouane Province

Lao PDR has succeeded in securing a grant from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to support the emergency response and humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the recent floods that…  

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