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Introducing UNDP Innovation-AccLab Pakistan: Reimagining Development

UNDP in Pakistan began its innovation journey in 2017 with a commitment to mainstream innovation in projects and programmes. Now in 2020, we are scaling our innovation support with the newly…  


The rewarding ‘forty-nuts’ of the Suleiman mountains

Everywhere in the world, indigenous people and local communities depend on natural resources and biodiversity for their livelihood. They hold indigenous knowledge passed over generations on weather…  


The threat that lurks behind the melting glaciers

The degradation of the environment on earth has been going on since the advent of the industrial revolution but its impact has been felt on a far greater scale during the past century. The…  


Improving Pakistan’s ranking on the Human Development Index: Are the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the answer?

This is a land of paradoxes. It has an illustrious past but a troubled present. Its soil is rich, yet the people are poor. They face countless hardships but remain optimistic. This is the Khyber…  


Using Innovation to encourage new solutions

The collaborative journey between UNDP Pakistan’s Innovation Portfolio and the Youth Empowerment Programme is an example of how in-house innovation teams can support UNDP projects and programmes to…  


Innovation Challenges: a tool for harnessing the problem-solving potential of youth

With a population of 197 million, and with 68% of the nation younger than 30 (and 27% between the ages of 15 – 29; an age group which Pakistan defines as youth), Pakistan now has more young people…  


Turning Sustainable Development Goals from a global vision into Gilgit-Baltistan’s local reality

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) covers over 72,000 square kilometers, amongst the world’s highest mountain range, in the north of Pakistan and borders China, Afghanistan, and India. Situated at the confluence…  


Youth Empowerment Programme & Innovation Portfolio Journey

The world around us is changing at lightning speed; as technology adapts and updates, so must our own “human systems” evolve in a way that keeps pace. The rules, systems and approaches we live by,…  


Adopting SDGs to Address Critical Development Challenges in Pakistan Administered Kashmir

Pakistan Administered Kashmir has an area of 13,297 square kilometers and the population is 4.05 million with a high population density of 304 persons per square km. The urban population is 17.4…  


A good season for innovation and a great season for women!

July 2019 saw the return of the world’s largest women and tech start-up competition to Pakistan. The third edition of She Loves Tech was organised by CIRCLE, a social enterprise focused on women’s…  

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