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Decoding the mystical terms of innovation

As UNDP Egypt Accelerator Lab’s journey kicks off, our mission is to be a fast-learning network on sustainable development challenges and catalysts for change.  


Fighting Stereotypes: Woman Engineer Presence in Libya

When people ask me ‘Why did you chose engineering as a profession?’ I recall that period on my life when I was deciding which career path to pursue.  


Experimenting with digital tools to engage, collect, and share information in times of COVID-19

In the video below the Head of Experimentation at UNDP Accelerator Lab, Lebanon, Vrouyr, shares the learning from the last six months Experimenting with a different form of presentation, the video…  


COVID-19 prompts renewed focus on unpaid care work and gender equality

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless reports have been published on the increase in incidents of the burden of unpaid care work on women globally.  


Discovering Beyond the Known During 2020: Innovative Approaches from UNDP Accelerator Lab in Iraq

Humans have existed on earth for millions of years, adapting quickly to different circumstances and crises to sustain mankind. The coronavirus pandemic further tested our adaptability to new…  


Lessons amid the rubble: How volunteers, collaboration drove Beirut blast debris assessment

On 4 August 2020, a powerful explosion rocked the Port of Beirut leaving more than 200 dead and around 300,000 homeless. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  


When Solutions are not enough, shift the system

In June 2020, a Facebook group was created by young Tunisian development practitioners. The group served as an open space for those who mostly joined the development field after the Tunisian’s…  


Is good governance a necessary precursor to peace?

Examining the relationship between government performance and sustainable peace.  


Egypt Walk for Inclusion:Access to Assistive Technologies can help millions of Persons with Disabilities to live independently and with dignity

At the foot of the iconic Giza Pyramids in Egypt on 18 December, key Egyptian public figures, Government officials, athletes, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) gathered to participate in Egypt’s…  


Ten years since the Jasmine Revolution: it's time for the Tunisian garden to bloom again

On 17 December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young itinerant greengrocer, set himself on fire in front of the headquarters of the Governorate of Sidi Bouzid. A highly symbolic sign of despair of a…  

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