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Inclusion of the poor and vulnerable: Learning from post-earthquake housing reconstruction in Nepal

The poor and vulnerable people are the most affected in any disaster and find recovery extremely challenging. After the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the need for inclusive and targeted policy provisions and…  


Just Another Blog on Innovation…

The power of innovation is determined by the perseverance of the innovator  


Diving Deeper to Understand the Driving Forces for Plastic Waste Management

It is easy to generate waste but very difficult to manage it, and challenging to convince people on opting for alternative solutions. Hence, Accelerator Lab in Nepal has been exploring various…  


‘When City Mayors met Digital Ecosystem Players’

Every crisis is an opportunity, the COVID-19 pandemic also provided an opportunity to the governments, development agencies and innovation and digi-tech ecosystem players to make the best out of this…  


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…  

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