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The day I decided to marry data

I met data at work. Data had spent much time in the West showing exemplary results for public sector innovation. When data came to my home country - India, there was intrigue and some implicit demand.  


Traditional salt-making in Vusama Village


So we’re doing experiments and learning from them – but what comes after that?

As the new year gets off to an exciting start, the United Nations Development Programme’s 60 Accelerator Labs across the world are ready to unleash the full force of their intellectual capacity,…  


Can reviving traditional knowledge systems improve climate resilience for coastal villages?

As the Accelerator Lab Pacific continues its exploration of “Climate Security for Low-Lying Coastal Areas/Atolls”, references to cultural identity continued to emerge. Cultural identity for each…  


Crucial factors in getting your innovative work to reach the people you are serving

I just returned from a field trip to the north, east and west of Fiji. While on this trip, I had the opportunity to observe and talk with numerous rural farmers. I enjoyed kava with rural villagers…  


Sensemaking in a complex world: What matters most for the Pacific?

Every once in a while, it is important to step back from what we are doing and take a look at why we are doing it, and whether our larger purpose is served well by it (or what might serve this larger…  


Changing minds: Testing plastic-free schools in the Solomon Islands

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Changing minds: Testing plastic-free schools in the Solomon Islands

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


UNDP launches Accelerator Lab for the Pacific

It’s the dawn of a new era for innovation in the Pacific. Today, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji launches it’s first-ever Accelerator Lab for the Pacific region. The Accelerator Labs represent UNDP’s…  

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