Spotlight Initiative: The collaborative casework approach

How working shoulder-to-shoulder with service providers and empowering survivor groups have ensured sustainable access to quality services for survivors of violence in Uganda.  

Spotlight Initiative: Women’s groups driving economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is essential to achieving gender equality and addressing the structural barriers that restrict women’s socioeconomic opportunities. In Uganda, creating livelihoods…  

Drafting Uganda’s Country Programme with Accelerator Lab methodology at heart

Whether it be climate change, environmental degradation, corruption, rapid urbanization, youth unemployment, or the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, these all present complex and…  

UNDP Uganda Accelerator Lab: 2020 in Retrospect

While each year brings its own unique challenges, the fundamental difference in this year bygone was the onset of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Multi City Challenge Africa: urban innovation with residents at the core

When faced with a challenge of any scale, from the individual all the way to the global, one can rest assured that they are likely not alone in their experience.  

Scaling interventions: testing, implementing, evaluating, and the bigger picture

It is every development practitioner’s desire to quantify the impact of their interventions, to avoid the risk of their support falling into the category of what Zambian Economist Dambisa Moyo…  

Transforming forest management in Uganda, one dataset at a time

While reflecting on the new methodology designed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda Accelerator Lab team to dissect deforestation in Uganda, we found ourselves asking “If there…  

The perplexity of safeguarding Uganda’s forests while keeping food on the table

The saying “save the Earth, it’s the only planet with Coffee” compelled United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda Accelerator Lab team, to dig deep into the challenge of deforestation and…  

Partnerships driving e-commerce development for informal sector

Whether creating internal partnerships between colleagues and departments, or larger partnerships between businesses, harnessing the skills and experience of partners from different corners of your…  

UNDP and Jumia transform informal enterprises in Uganda through inclusive e-commerce: Early lessons learned

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way the world does business. While it was on a steady incline before, the e-commerce market in Africa is now witnessing a huge upsurge…  

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