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Why Innovation Acc-Lab Pakistan brought designers, startups and citizens to build solutions for plastic waste?

At Innovation-AccLab, our aim is to bring creative, collaborative, multidisciplinary and human-centered approaches to UNDP Pakistan. Currently we are exploring plastic waste ill-management as well as…  


The good, the bad and the ugly of plastics in Pakistan

In an effort to build momentum towards a plastics system that works, Innovation-AccLab Pakistan is working with the local innovators, industry and government to develop systemic solutions to promote…  


Inequality and its Discontents: Crafting Pakistan’s National Human Development Report

The Pakistan National Human Development Report (NHDR) on Inequality, set to be released this year, recognizes the need for a nuanced discussion of inequality in the country.  


Water – the lifeblood of tomorrow

Balochistan is one of Pakistan’s water-starved provinces. Over the past decade or so, recurring droughts have caused intractable challenges with regards to water availability in Balochistan. Quetta,…  


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…  

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