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Success Stories

PEI Africa showcases Rwandese success story at UN organized Sharefair

PEI Africa showcases Rwandese success story at UN organized Sharefair

http://www.unep.org/gender/Inspiringexamples/PEIAfricashowcasesRwandesesuccessstoryatUN/tabid/1059894/Default.aspx
Adopting technologies to create green sustainable villages
Building Resilient Housing In Bhutan; Building Better Lives For Women

Building Resilient Housing In Bhutan; Building Better Lives For Women

http://www.unep.org/gender/Inspiringexamples/BuildingResilientHousingInBhutanBuildingBet/tabid/1059892/Default.aspx
Mongar Dzongkhag, lies in the lap of Eastern Bhutan among dense coniferous forests, mountainous terrain and untouched biodiversity prone to the impacts of climate change. Poor farm roads hamper accessibility to smaller villages like Dak and the encroachment of human settlements into forest areas and encounters with wildlife are common.
Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

http://www.unep.org/gender/Inspiringexamples/BlackSeainPollutionCrisis/tabid/1059891/Default.aspx
Following decades of pollutants and other contaminants being released into its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world today.
Empowerment of Rural Women in Suusamyr, Kyrgyz Republic

Empowerment of Rural Women in Suusamyr, Kyrgyz Republic

http://www.unep.org/gender/data/Inspiringexamples/EmpowermentofRuralWomeninSuusamyrLocalSelf/tabid/1059893/Default.aspx
In contemporary Kyrgyzstan where poverty is an alarming and a growing problem, majority of the population (more than 65 %) live in rural areas (World Bank Indicators, 2010). The overall poverty rate today is 40.8% whereas 9.4% of the rural population live in extreme poverty (Rural Development Fund, 2014).
The Malawi Government builds on PEI pilot projects to support the use of energy efficient stoves that also improve the lives of women

The Malawi Government builds on PEI pilot projects to support the use of energy efficient stoves that also improve the lives of women

http://www.unep.org/gender/Inspiringexamples/TheMalawiGovernmentbuildsonPEIpilotprojects/tabid/1059895/Default.aspx
Addressing deforestation and gender issues with briquettes and energy efficient stoves
Policy makers from Africa attend gender-environment economic policy training

Policy makers from Africa attend gender-environment economic policy training

http://www.unep.org/gender/Inspiringexamples/PolicymakersfromAfricaattendgender-environmen/tabid/1059896/Default.aspx
Strengthening the capacity to connect gender and environment issues