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Biomass fuel brings jobs and energy independence to Moldova

The kindergarten in the village of Ermoclia has declared its independence — energy independence, that is. Instead of struggling to keep students warm with expensive imported gas, the kindergarten now heats up with locally produced biomass fuels. It’s good for the children and the environment too. Anmore

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Community-led development means better quality of life

For the first time in 20 years, 76 year-old Mihai Druta does not have to carry water 1.5 kilometres to his house. The rancid smell of the household garbage no longer fills his lungs. His back bent with age seems to have become a little straightened. He now has water in his home, sewerage, and garbagmore

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Confidence brings changes for better in Moldova

Natalia Podolean works hard to be able to bring up her son. For the sake of her 10 year-old boy she came to “Apriori” Centre, a nongovernmental organization in Tiraspol, which with UNDP-EU support provides free legal and psychosocial counseling to vulnerable persons from the eastern region of the Remore

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Green energy creates new opportunities for women

Overwhelmed by daily chores, having to cope with the challenges of being a mother of twochildren and an excellent wife, Ludmila Abramciuc from the town of Balti in Moldova, leaves everyone in awe when she announces that since 2008 she finds time and energy to manage a biomass briquette production comore

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Moldova goes E-Procurement: transparent and paperless

The Agency for Public Procurement of the Government of Moldova launched the first-ever electronic procurement system which brings Moldova closer to the EU standards and requirements in the management of public procurement processes. Developed with UNDP support, the system facilitates an easier and more

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Moldova offers better ballot access to people with disabilities

Nicolae Ciobanu lives in a world that never sees daylight. Even though he is blind, he travels frequently, works self-sufficiently, and votes in every election. In last month’s parliamentary election, Nicolae for the first time casted his vote independently, without any outside assistance in understmore

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Solar powered concert rocks Chisinau

A solar powered concert in Chisinau this past weekend is just the beginning for rock band FurioSnails. "In 2014, we would like to organize a larger-scale concert powered by renewable energy," said FurioSnails soloist Lilian Severin. "We intend to promote alternative energy resources. more

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The Better Business of Clean Energy

Moldova’s move towards renewable energy supplies has brought a boom in the biomass fuel business. Since the fuel is relatively clean and inexpensive, it’s a triple win for consumers, businesses and the environment. Entrepreneur Oleg Donoaga set up one of the country’s first companies to transform pmore

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Young people act against corruption

About 50 volunteers of the National Centre for Transparency and Human Rights and Youth Peer Educators, Y-PEER Moldova, assembled in the shopping mall “Malldova” and organized a performance (flash mob) promoting zero tolerance for corruption. They distributed bracelets with the message “NO to bribe” more

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