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Plastic Waste Management: Why Collaborative Efforts are Necessary?

In order to check the pulse and interest of the local governments (urban municipalities) on plastic waste management, UNDP's Accelerator Lab in Nepal conducting a research to map and visualize the…  


Viral Volunteering - Learning From COVID-19

We have always loved the spiriting of volunteering: it is a powerful way to contribute to the society. When the opportunity to volunteer and be part of Yuwa in Action came about, we immediately…  


"Concrete Jungle where solutions are made of"

From use of digital assets to citizens data, the concrete jungle of Kathmandu has some amazing and unconventional systemic entrepreneurs addressing the issues of the city.  


Gamifying cycling to create a healthier city

Can we think of turning cycling from a marginal, fringe commuting mode, or a leisurely pursuit for a few, to a cost-effective, clean, healthy mode of transport used by a large population set?  


COVID recovery needs to reach the last mile

It is an unprecedented time, with the outbreak of COVID-19, entire cities and countries are going under the lockdown. Slowly, societies around the world are now trying to move towards normalcy.…  


The Kathmandu Business Hub: Incubating Public and Private Partnerships to Address Youth Unemployment

With the long-term vision of supporting the local government on generating employment and enhancing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), UNDP Accelerator Lab Nepal has…  


Household enterprise for post-COVID recovery of livelihoods and jobs

The pandemic has clearly brought into focus two critical factors in the development practice. First, the crisis has demonstrated just how essential “unpaid care” work is at home, in the economy and…  


Candid Reflections of an Experimenter

The Accelerator Lab Nepal was launched on the 1st of August 2019 with an ambition to address the pressing challenges related to unplanned urbanization and youth unemployment. Today, as we turn 1 year…  


Reminiscing as a way of looking forward to 2030

Evoking the past can be a powerful way of putting the future into some kind of context. Lumbini was one of the first things I remember learning about Nepal. My childhood memories are of romantic…  


Accelerator Lab Nepal turns 1! Reflecting our year-long learning journey!

The Accelerator Lab Nepal was launched on the 1st of August 2019 with an ambition to address the pressing challenges related to unplanned urbanization and youth unemployment. Today, as we turn 1 year…  

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