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COVID-19 Signals of disruption: What can we (fore)see?

As COVID-19 cases increase and UNDP Pakistan moves into rapid response, the Innovation-AccLab Pakistan team is zooming out from the current crisis management and mapping out emerging disruptive…  


Innovating for Disaster Risk Reduction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The “Master the Disaster Hackathon” organized by UNDP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulted in no such images to share over social media (or sprinkle through this piece) but it delivered far beyond anyone’s…  


Literal call for well-being

With UNDP’ assistance, the government of Sindh has launched a tele-counselling service for confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients to help them cope with the psychological impact of COVID-19…  


Art of War against COVID19

The UN is helping the Government of Pakistan to plan a mitigation response to the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable. In this regard, UNDP has been tasked by the UN Resident…  


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…  

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