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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…  


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…  


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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…  

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