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Innovative ringtone messages positively impacts knowledge, perceptions and behaviours related to COVID-19 in Pakistan

To respond to the misleading guides and assumptions, a centralized communication strategy was developed in the COVID-19 response war room, housed at the Ministry of Health in collaboration with…  


Finding opportunities in the pandemic; to strengthen institutions and ensure inclusion

UNDP’s strategic response to COVID-19 is two-pronged. We are supporting health response efforts to prevent the spread of the pandemic as well as mitigating the socio-economic impact on the most…  


Challenging Transphobia: Being different is not a crime

The transgender community in Pakistan faces serious and significant challenges because of the prevelant ‘transphobia’ culture. This results in possible denial of legal, political, socio-economic,…  


Local Economic Development Approach for Faisalabad

What is Local Economic Development (LED)? According to International Economic Development Council (IEDC), LED is the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of…  


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…  

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