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  • 19 Aug 2014
    Organic farming can help Moldova overcome sustainable development challenges

    Development of organic agriculture and greening of conventional farming can help Moldova respond to economic and environmental challenges, and ensure its sustainable development.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Video Guide helps biomass energy users buy high quality biofuel

    A Video Guide that helps the users distinguish between high quality and poor quality biofuels by using tools readily-available to everybody has been developed by the EU-UNDP Moldova Energy and Biomass Project in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    More than 50 successful ECO projects have been registered for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest

    More than 50 files have been submitted for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest, 2014 Edition, most of them competing for the Best Solar Energy Project, Best Geothermal Energy Project and Best Bioenergy Project. Private individuals, public institutions, private entities, civil society and Mass-media representatives submitted innovative projects on using and promoting renewables and energy efficiency within the Contest active period, i.e. 5 March – 5 August 2014.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    UNDP-sponsored Study on green technologies, discussed at roundtable in Chisinau

    Moldova must promote ecological education, raise public awareness on environmental issues, and offer fiscal and financial benefits for using green technologies, which increase energy efficiency and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign energy sources.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    National and local development strategies and plans to be assessed from environmental perspective

    Ministries, local authorities, members of Parliament as well as civil society organizations and the private sector gathered during a round-table to discuss Moldova’s draft Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    2014 Human Development Report: 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor

    Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. It also calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Hundreds of biofuel producers and users participated at the First National BIOENERGY Forum

    The first National Forum that brings together the Moldovan producers of briquettes and pellets, the users of biomass energy and the bio-energy development policymakers is taking place today in Chisinau with the support granted by the EU Delegation.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    ENERGEL Summer Camp Gathered Together Advocates of Clean Energy

    100 of VII-VIII-grade school children from 13 Districts and ATU Gagauz-Yeri learn how to produce renewable energy and use it efficiently at ENERGEL Summer Camp, currently unrolling its third Edition. The Summer Camp is an initiative launched by the Energy and Biomass Project funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by UNDP Moldova.

  • 11 Jul 2014
    10 Inter-Municipal Cooperation initiatives help improve the life of 120,000 people in Moldova

    Mayors of 40 municipalities in Moldova signed in Chisinau grant agreements for the implementation of 10 inter-municipal cooperation initiatives. They provide for public services - waste collection and disposal, street lighting, road maintenance and snow removal, urban development, and repairs - that will improve the lives of over 120,000 people. The total value of the grants is US$ 1,000,000.

  • 09 Jul 2014
    With EU support, people on both sides of the Nistru River have now a common cultural center in Cosnita village

    Thirteen artistic groups from both banks of the Nistru River and from Vinnytsia (Ukraine) performed today at the Folk Festival “Nistrule, pe malul tău”. The fifth edition of the Festival was held this year in the Cultural Center of Cosnita village, Dubasari district, which was renovated recently with European funds in the framework of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme.

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Women’s political participation key to Moldova’s democracy and development

    Boosting women’s political participation and decision-making is fundamental for democracy and essential for achieving sustainable development in Moldova, participants taking part in an event organized by the United Nations in Moldova, Embassy of Sweden and civil society organisations concluded today.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    Business School has opened up new opportunities for entrepreneurs on the left bank of the Nistru River

    More than 900 entrepreneurs benefited from trainings and support in implementing their business ideas within the Business School that was established on the left bank of the Nistru River with the assistance of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme. Today, the graduates of the three Business School branch offices situated in Tiraspol, Bender and Ribnita got together in a conference to exchange experience and to share their results.

  • 29 Jun 2014
    SUN DA-I FEST gathered thousands of ECO energy supporters

    “Stefan cel Mare” Public Garden brought together thousands of people at SUN DA-I FEST – a Festival of ECO technologies and products, which culminated with a concert of live music powered by solar energy. The Festival ended a range of events organized during June 23 -June 29 within the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Women in Moldova have less free time than men

    In Moldova, women do most of the unpaid work which annual value is equal to that of a Gross Domestic Product. Being as educated as men, women spend twice as much time for household work, participate more often in volunteering activities and have less time for leisure.

  • 28 May 2014
    Leova District is leading in the number of public institutions heated with bioenergy

    25 schools, kindergartens and community centres of Leova District will switch to biomass-based heating during the next cold season and will benefit from a single service management unit. These are the key provisions of the first Bioenergy Sector Public-Private Partnership Model launched in Leova District today.

  • 22 May 2014
    Young entrepreneurs on both banks of the Nistru learn together how to develop their businesses

    42 young people from both banks of the Nistru River shared their experience and networked during a joint conference organized on May 22-23 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Tiraspol, in partnership with AXA Management Consulting. The event is part of a project funded by the European Union and UNDP within the Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme.

  • 19 May 2014
    Winners of the first-ever online social game in Moldova awarded

    The most innovative community projects of the first-ever online social game in Moldova „Youth@Work” were awarded today. The 4 winners received MDL 10 000 each for the implementation of the projects in the area of job creation and professional development of youth in rural communities.

  • 12 Apr 2014
    Catalogue which promotes handicrafts practiced in “Orhei” National Park

    The first comprehensive catalogue of handicrafts practiced in “Orhei” National Park region was presented during the International Specialized Exhibition of tourism, leisure and hotels in Chisinau.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    Career Development Centre launched in Rezina

    The second SYSLAB Career Development Centre was launched today in the town of Rezina in Moldova which is going to train and help unemployed people, emigrants returned home and graduates of different educational institutions to get a job in the country.

  • 08 Apr 2014
    First online game in Moldova to bring your community 10 000 lei

    The first-ever online game “Youth@Work” - https://communityplanit.org/moldova/ -which gives every young person the possibility to get actively involved in the development of his or her community was launched in the Republic of Moldova.