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8 May 2018 - Photo Story: UNDP’s mission to Deh Chenashk village

20180508 undp2First stop of the visit was a women empowerment center in Ghale Ghafe village. Throughout our project we have done community mobilization efforts to empower local communities to take part in community forestry, livelihood development, waste management, etc. With the support of this project and trainings, the women of Ghale Ghafe are now able to help their families financially

20180508 undp3Next stop, a local mosque in Deh Chenashk village in which the local community gathered to discuss the project and how their livelihoods has enhanced by taking part in this project

20180508 undp4Mr. Toosi, the local community representative addressed the audience by saying: “I would like to take this opportunity and thank the project and local authorities. Throughout this project we learned how to care more about the environment.” Mr. Toosi continued by saying: “This project helped us to modify our cultivating practices and that resulted in less water consumption.”

20180508 undp5Then a visit at the local exhibition of handicrafts took place. These handicrafts are produced by the women of the village who are taking part in this project. The women use their artistic talents and make these goods from scratch and sell them and through this practice they support their families financially

20180508 undp6To wrap-up the mission, a visit to a Borage field in Deh Chenashk village took place. The local community are changing their cultivating patterns by choosing different types of plants which consumes less water and financially benefits them more – a win-win for the environment and the local community

20180508 undp7At the end of every mission, a group photo is a must!


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