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Not merely a seat at the table, but an inclusive voice

Owing to the pandemic, it was not until seven months into my assignment, as an Associate Experimentation and United Nations Volunteer (UNV) at UNDP, that I met my supervisor, Ehsan Gul, in-person. One…  


United Nations Development Programme and National Incubation Center Lahore at LUMS host innovators in plastic waste recycling at SolutionsFest 2.0!

Innovation-Acceleration-Lab, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan collaborated with National Incubation Center Lahore (NICL) at LUMS to host SolutionsFest 2.0: Reimagining our…  


Intelligence report: Rethinking Pakistan’s Relationship with Plastics

The problem of plastic waste pollution is complex, conditional and collective. It is a product, an industry, a habit and an entire consumption cycle with a systemic nature, touching many industries…  


[Podcast] Solutions Cast | Episode 5: Exploring systemic design in development space

Solutions Cast is a podcast series hosted by Innovation-AccLab Pakistan—where we explore disruptions in the system, form connections, and highlight local innovation & solutions  


Factoring Resilience in the Development Matrix

When I arrived in Pakistan as a UNDP surge staff one week after the deadly earthquake in 2005, over 70,000 people had lost their lives and 3.5 million people had been affected. The winter was also…  


UNDP Pakistan Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 posed challenges unlike any the world has experienced before. These ranged from the direct impacts of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which are overwhelming health care…  


Stories from the Future— an Experiential Lens

What does tomorrow look like post Covid-19? How can we become better ancestors to our future generations? Human beings are cognitively not good at thinking about the long-term. That is why futurists…  


[Podcast] Solutions Cast | Episode 4: Role of Innovation Labs in reimagining development

In this episode, Ehsan Gul (Head of Experimentation) and Javeria Masood (Head of Solutions Mapping) discuss the role of Accelerator Labs in bringing agility and systems thinking, and highlight key…  


Building social cohesion and preventing criminal behaviour in Pakistan’s prisons

Initiatives for strengthening social cohesion and building youth resilience (especially against involvement in anti-social and/or criminal activities) encounter numerous implementation and impact…  


[Podcast] Solutions Cast | Episode 3: Innovation in development 101

Solutions Cast is a podcast series hosted by Innovation-AccLab Pakistan. In this series, we explore disruptions in the system, form connections, and highlight local innovation & solutions. In this…  

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