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‘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…  


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.…  


Nettle, an unwanted weed turns into a green enterprise

Until recently, the farmers of Temal rural municipality, Kavre thought the Stinging Nettle was one of the most unwanted shrubs they would like to see growing in their field. They were unaware the fact…  


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…  


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…  


From farm to market: Backing farmers during the pandemic

In an effort to address this problem, UNDP, as part of its larger COVID-19 response, has been helping small farmers to connect to the supply chain of fruits and vegetables and improve their…  


Agriculture ambulance: Aiding farmers during the crisis

When the COVID-19 lockdown suddenly restricted movement across the country, it was the farmers who suffered the most. Their produce, especially fruits and vegetables, started rotting on the farm. They…  


Staying true to our roots: Leveraging the existing solutions against COVID-19

Accelerator Lab Nepal has always worked on mapping and reinforcing locally sourced solutions while mobilizing dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience  

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