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#EmpowerTuesday - Building capacity, empowering people

How can we best help people help themselves? Here are some of the most popular #EmpowerTuesday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on enabling sustainable development - we’d love your input!

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  1. Great news: the 2014 #PovertyMatch raised a grand total of US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines! 

    Thanks to all who gave, shared and talked about the event - read more here: on.undp.org/vOJuC
  2. Occupied Palestinian Territory:  This is 40-year-old Ahed Izhiman, she is part of UNDP’s livelihoods programme in Gaza that helps women learn to grow crops for commercial sale, provide trainings on developing small business plans and decrease poverty and unemployment in the region. ©UNDP/PAPP
    Occupied Palestinian Territory: This is 40-year-old Ahed Izhiman, she is part of UNDP’s livelihoods programme in Gaza that helps women learn to grow crops for commercial sale, provide trainings on developing small business plans and decrease poverty and unemployment in the region. ©UNDP/PAPP
  3. We’ve seen the state of the science and we’ve learned how climate impacts the world. Now a new United Nations report shares the #climatesolutions

    We all have a role to play in adopting solutions to climate change – what will yours be? 

    Read more about it: ow.ly/vOUTb
  4. On #EmpowerTuesday, meet Mirsade Salihu.

    A teacher, 36-year-old mother of three and active member of her local RAE community, Mirsade is one of only four women among the 20-member “Community Changemakers” group. Read more about her story here: on.undp.org/vOB4L
  5. Eritrea: A female farmer smiles to the camera. Prioritizing women’s health, education, political participation and access to paid work can have powerful effects on human development progress. ©UNDP Eritrea
    Eritrea: A female farmer smiles to the camera. Prioritizing women’s health, education, political participation and access to paid work can have powerful effects on human development progress. ©UNDP Eritrea
  6. In Sao Tome and Principe we helped register 72,000 people for the upcoming elections!

    Read the full story here: on.undp.org/uIYXk
  7. Burundi: A young woman carries bricks she helped to make in a UNDP-supported brick manufacturing shop that offers ex-combatants and youth vocational trainings. ©Aude Rossignol/UNDP Burundi
    Burundi: A young woman carries bricks she helped to make in a UNDP-supported brick manufacturing shop that offers ex-combatants and youth vocational trainings. ©Aude Rossignol/UNDP Burundi
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