Two solar trees that generate photovoltaic electricity are being installed in the capital city of Moldova. The construction works are in progress, and Chisinau people will soon benefit from "smart tree services". They will be able to charge up for free their mobile devices, computers, electric bicycles; have access to the Internet and relax. In the evenings, the trees will light up the surroundings due to the stored sun energy during the day. The solar trees will be under 24-hour video surveillance. The initiative belongs to the United Nations Development Programme and is being implemented in partnership with the Chisinau City Hall.
More than one thousand residents of Chisinau described the quality of life in the Capital City during a research conducted between May 2018 – April 2019. The initiative was is of the Innovation Laboratories of the UNDP Moldova: MiLab and Green City Lab – and was carried out in partnership with Chisinau City Hall.
Ana-Maria and Iuliana* are two adolescents who live in two different villages of Moldova. They are of the same age – 17 years old each, but the life of one is very different from the life of the other. Ana-Maria is a youth activist dreaming to pursue education; Iuliana is at home bringing up her one-year-old child, often abused by her partner.
“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. What does this mean to us on the 8th March this year? I would like to share my thoughts on this and how UN Women Moldova’s team is approaching this in our work. We live in the reality of the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world and the need to achieve greater change in the development is highly urgent today.
Three stars of luck and a tree of life – the symbol of eternal youth and life without death. This is how the traditional “ia” (shirt) looks like, sewn and worn by women from the Vadul-Rascov village, Soldanesti district, since the early XIX century.
A family gave up their city life with all its facilities and moved to the countryside, where they
started a business in sheep-breeding. Two years ago, thanks to an EU grant, the young people
modernized the production process. The grant was provided within the framework of the EU „Confidence Building Measures” Programme, funded by the European Union and implemented
by the UNDP.