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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…  


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…  


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…  


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,…  


How to harness space for youth-led innovation in Pakistan: can an innovation challenge help us?

There is often a wealth of untapped problem-solving potential hidden within young people – at UNDP we wanted to harness this for positive social impact. We teamed-up to design an initiative that would…  

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