Dec 11 2021
December 11: World Mountain Day and Czech solutions for SDGsThe theme of this year's International Mountain Day (IMD) is sustainable mountain tourism. From the promotion of Green Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina to drafting waste management and Disaster Risk Reduction plans in Georgia, several CUP projects share the common interest and passion about mountains, their exploration and protection.
Oct 13 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Protection from landslides in Kazbegi regionOctober 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). In today’s article, we will take a closer look at the Challenge Fund project of the Czech Geological Survey and Georgian NEA who have been working on eliminating the threat associated with landslides in Kazbegi.
Aug 05 2021
Czech geological expertise improves water management in EthiopiaWorking in cooperation with the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), AQUATEST recently completed their project of Mapping shallow groundwater resources (SGWR) for household irrigation by developing Ethiopia’s first ever set of monitoring wells. With funding provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Czech-UNDP Partnership’s Challenge Fund brings innovative solutions from the Czech Republic.
Jul 15 2021
UN World Youth Skills Day and the Challenge Fund
The UN has declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. CUP’s Challenge Fund has supported several initiatives that help young people develop their skills and reach their career goals.
The Upcycling Challenge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Jun 23 2021
Challenge Fund 2020: helping with debt issues in Georgia and building a skatepark in ZambiaSince 2018, the Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs’ (CUP) Challenge Fund helps to facilitate transfer of Czech know-how and innovative solutions that address development challenges and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in six priority countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Georgia, Cambodia, Moldova and Zambia. Let’s look at some of the last year’s achievements. Will be 2021/22 round again so diverse, and what are the priorities of 2021 call for applications?
Jun 15 2021
Challenge Fund: Skateboarders from Czechia teamed up with Zambians to build a state-of-the-art skate park"In skateboarding we learn that it is necessary to fail thousand times in order to succeed once, we learn that nothing comes for free and we also learn that together we are stronger than alone." says Martin Loužecký, member of the Skate World Better NGO who has recently completed their project Youth Community Centre in Mongu, Zambia.
May 20 2021
World Bee Day: Thanks to modern innovation, we no longer need pesticides to protect bees from the Varroa mite
The UN designated 20 May as the World Bee Day to raise awareness of the importance of bees around the world. One of the biggest challenges of beekeepers today is the Varroa mite that attacks honeybees inside their colonies. The innovative Thermosolar Hive kills the Varroa mite using heat generated by solar energy without the…
May 13 2021
Experts: The COVID-19 Pandemic puts the need for effective hospital waste treatment to the foregroundIn Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Czech innovator Damaris Solutions works with Dr. Abdulah Nakas hospital in Sarajevo and University Clinical Hospital of Mostar, to develop a feasibility study of effective hospital waste treatment in local hospitals. The Effective Hospital Waste Treatment Project is a part of the Czech-UNDP’s Challenge Fund initiative. To learn more about the project, we were joined by Dan Kotas, Marek Filip and Marek Šarlej from the Czech Innovator Damaris Solutions.
May 07 2021
Handling Emergencies: DEKONTA’s work on emergency preparedness and management in GeorgiaFor nearly two years, a Czech innovator DEKONTA a.s. worked together with Georgian NGO Association Regional-Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) and local state authorities to enhance Georgian approach towards emergency preparedness and management.
Apr 27 2021
Challenge Fund: Local stakeholders appreciate progress in community planning training in Abmrolauri
In the middle of last year, efforts to strengthen the dialogue between community-based organizations and municipal actors in Georgia’s Abmrolauri and Tkibuli municipalities took off.
The project of a Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ, which won the Challenge Fund award in Spring 2020, aims to transfer a concept in which citizens can influence local development in their communities.…