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Biomass to Electricity: Mulago Hospital experiment producing results

Through our solutions mapping exercise, the UNDP Uganda Accelerator Lab team released an open call for solutions to address the problem of deforestation in Uganda.  


Guest Blog: International Youth Day

Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world, with 78% of the country being under the age of 30. What’s more, in the next 20 years the world’s population is projected to increase by a…  


Digital X and Accelerator Lab scale e-commerce in Uganda

As the world experiences new and complex challenges, many organizations are scrambling to innovate workable and appropriate solutions that not only make business sense but also have a positive social…  


Spotlight Initiative: Demystifying the Judicial System

For many years, perception surveys have ranked the Judiciary as one of the most difficult institutions to navigate in Uganda - the general perception is that a poor person can never win a case.  


Innovation Challenges surfacing sustainable grassroots solutions in Uganda

In the age of innovation, competitive Innovation Challenges have fueled major successes for research institutions, innovation hubs, private enterprises and development organizations.  


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.  

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