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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…  


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…  


Embracing grassroot solutions to embrace and accelerate learning

When the COIVD-19 pandemic reached Ethiopia in March 2020, the accelerator lab wanted to identify local solutions that could support the fight against COIVD. However, sourcing solutions across the…  


COVID-19: Tackling the challenge with local solutions

The journey of finding these solutions through the challenge grant started by engaging the tech and innovation community, finding out how technology can help us as well as on how they can leverage the…  


Let Them Lead : Learning from experimentation on student-led platforms to enhance skills and graduate employability

As it settled down to business in the country office, the first challenge the Ethiopian accelerator lab took on was the employment gap for university graduates. According to data from Central…  


Co-creating Solutions with youth: engaging with the leading force

During the holiday season, UNDP, through its Goh accelerator lab, partnered with ICE Addis, an leading innovation lab in Ethiopia, to provide a platform for university students from across Ethiopia to…  

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