Using Machines to Fight the Crowned Virus

This COVID crisis provides an opportunity around robots and machines to deliver critical services. We are supporting front-line medical workers who are mostly at risk during this vulnerable time by…  

Elections in the post COVID era

With this pandemic, new ways of coping and emerging from them are in sight. This holds true even for elections. It is therefore up to us to leverage these and use them as opportunities to adapt to…  

From policy paradox to post-COVID resilience

It is equally imperative for Nepal, with its aspirations for equality and prosperity, to premeditate a post-COVID economy and to lay the foundations for sustainable resilience in early-recovery…  

Facing an Invisible Enemy: Supporting Waste Workers during COVID-19

Accelerator Lab in Nepal have been closely monitoring the events surrounding vulnerable population, which includes daily wage earners .  

V4ActionNepal: Harnessing the Power of Youth

Youth volunteers have been playing an important role in curbing misinformation about the coronavirus.  

Accelerating for a ‘NOVEL’ cause!

As growing uncertainty due to COVID-19 engulfs the world, UNDP's Accelerator Lab has been doing its bit to support initiatives against the virus by mapping and exploring solutions.  

The top 3 lessons we’ve learnt so far…

Unplanned urbanization and youth unemployment require systemic changes where both direct and indirect stakeholders need to take accountability  


A lot of time, investment, prioritization and joint intelligence is needed to create entrepreneurs and decent jobs for young people.  

Slow and Steady but not SORRY!

“We are Accelerators and we are here to do things quickly!” This was the mantra UNDP’s Accelerator Lab team chanted as we embarked on this amazing journey.  

A better interface between parliament and human rights watchdogs

The Government of Nepal has pledged to protect and promote human rights. The fact that the Constitution of Nepal 2015 recognizes 31 human rights as fundamental rights is an indication of such a…  

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