News in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS


Biotechnology experts learned from their peers on new techniques to support development of poultry sector

Gödöllő, Hungary, 12 September. The First Specialized Training on Agricultural Biotechnology within the SSTC-ADFS initiative has helped the experts from the Arab States, Central Asia and Turkey to obtain new skills in chicken primordial germ cell (cPGCs) long-term cultivation and characterization. Agricultural biotechnology is the application of scientific techniques to modify and […]

Kyrgyzstan: ARTASIAN – transforming handmade craftsmanship into sustainable businesses is an online marketplace created to help talented artisans in selling handmade products both in the local and international markets.  ArtAsian is a place where everyone can buy handmade and change lives of thousands talented artisans across Central Asia. The solution contributes to the conservation of the Central Asian cultures and […]

Hungary: how SMS helps preventing food forgery and support indigenous breeds producers

To get required information a consumer needs to use an identification number of cattle seen on a label of packed meat as a SMS number. In the response the consumer receives SMS with detailed information on the requested piece of meat.This became a reality when in 2008 the Breeders’ Association of Hungarian […]

Towards greater partnership of the government, private sector and civil society in Somalia

The two-decade conflict in Somalia resulted in a collapse of the country’s political, civil  and economic institutions, which are now in the process of re-emerging. Currently, Somalia’s economy is dominated by the informal sector and is predominantly based on agriculture and livestock, which accounts for about 65 percent of the GDP and […]

Egypt’s “Educate me” Learning Model: successful approach of inclusive education

Educate Me, a non-profit foundation, was started by a small group of young Egyptians as a fundraising initiative to reinstate financially underprivileged children in Giza governorate, back to school. Educate Me has developed the learner-centered skills-based educational model that works on developing children’s knowledge skills and values. The model incorporates ‘global 21st century skills, […]

Azerbaijan’s ASAN Service: Easy access to public services for the population

“Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network” (ASAN) aims to provide public services in an easy, transparent, accessible and comfortable way. It was established in 2012 as part of the comprehensive reforms on the modernization of public administration and public service delivery. ASAN Xidmət centers are “one-stop shop”-based locations and render services on the “single […]

National focal points on South-South and Triangular Cooperation met to discuss the common issues and opportunities for coordination of SSTC

New York, 29-31 March 2016.The Familiarization and Experience exchange workshop was organized in the framework of ongoing efforts for capacity development for national South-South Coordination Units in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS with anticipated contribution to the advancement of the practical models for the coordination of South-South and Triangular Cooperation […]

The successful solution tested in Moldova on addressing youth’s needs is now available on the

Youth Index represents the ratio between the rate of youth and adult calculated for the different areas (unemployment, participation, health, risky behavior and violence) to identify and assess gaps and disparities at the policy level.  By having displayed a coherent picture of youth vulnerabilities, the Youth Index may serve as a tool […]

Delegates Meet to Exchange South-South Knowledge on Livestock Development

     FELAHA – INRAA – IFAD – IDB – UNOSSC JOINT PRESS RELEASE   “In 2030, the world should be producing 376 million tonnes of meat in a sustainable way” Algiers, 23 March 2016 – Investing in sustainable livestock development can contribute not only to food security but also to the fight […]

Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Livestock Development to be held in Algiers, on 21-23 March 2016

Experts share knowledge and experiences in Algeria on successful models of Livestock Development to achieve Sustainable Development and Enhanced Food Security in Arab States, Europe and the CIS Algiers, Algeria, 18 March 2016. Representatives of technical cooperation agencies, ministries of agriculture and centres of excellence from Algeria, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunis, Turkey […]