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Modelling of household's waste disposal behavior in contrasting locations of Addis Ababa

Improper solid waste management is one of the global development agendas dealt with through different perspectives. Waste disposal is a critical issue for the environment and public health. There are…  


Idea to Buisness to Jobs: Developing Economic Opportunities Through Entrepreneurship

Lidiya is one of the young people starting their entrepreneurship journeys all over the country, shaping their futures and changing society. So, where do they turn to get support navigating the road…  


UNDP-Ethiopia Reintroduces Knowledge Management to Improve Integrated Programming

Knowledge Management is retaking centre stage in the work processes of the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office. This follows a recent re-configuration and tasking on policy and programmatic work of the…  


Celebrating waste: How do we build an ecosystem in solid waste recycling, reuse, and upcycling?

the Lab Team embarked on a Solution ‘Safari’ to map out different waste products that can be profitable for waste collectors and held a solution fest to introduce waste and sustainable products. This…  


Creating Opportunities and Entry points for Local Innovators to Digitize Government Functions

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented demand for digital technology solutions in ensuring continuity of critical services and in accelerating overall recovery in bureaucracies The…  


Sensing the culture: How can we work better together?

Complex development issues bring challenges calling for innovative solutions that address systemic problems and change how we work. The accelerator labs are part of a new way of working for UNDP and…  


Learning from remote solutions in Ethiopia: Embracing the new normal in the emerging economic context

When the pandemic struck Ethiopia, the UNDP accelerator lab team, among its many initiatives, undertook a survey in and around Ethiopia’s budding industrial parks to understand the perception of the…  


New Way of Working: A New Normal in Our Development Approach

When a three-year extended drought resulted in the loss of over 65% of the cattle population in Warder and Kebredahar Woredas of Somalia region between 2016-2019, I felt that we were not doing enough…  


Co-creation: Reinventing how we collect and transport waste

The accelerator lab’s portfolio on waste management looks to generate learning and introduce innovative solutions at various stages of the waste value chain. Over the past few months, we have looked…  


Fashion Art Food: Stories of people turning waste to livelihood

UNDP Ethiopia's Accelerator Lab went on a three-day safari to explore the informal waste management system in Addis Ababa and this opened their eyes to the many waste-related activities that take…  

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