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Untying a socially complex problem, one knot at a time

Following suit of the global partnerships between UNDP and Unilever, we started exploring the issue of plastic waste management with Unilever Pakistan. We investigated, mapped, and examined the entire…  


Framing the problem well: why are we using Systemic Design to understand the problem of plastic waste management in Pakistan

Let us befriend plastic. To understand the complexity of problem of plastic we need to move from linear to non-linear approaches, changing parts to rethinking whole systems. Is plastic waste an issue…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


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,…  

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