How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

26 Feb 2018 by Moortaza Jiwanji and Johannes Schunter

Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for risk-takers to develop and test their ideas. And it turns out that sometimes these are not individuals, but entire programmes. … Read more

Be Tech. Be Innovative. Be Bold.

03 Mar 2017 by Eleonora Gatti iWomen App Coordinator

Across Myanmar, technology is transforming the way people communicate, consume and distribute information and engage with their leaders. But it has not been an easy road. Just four years ago, the cost of a sim card could reach up to 3,000USD – making it all but impossible for the general population to access mobile technology.   … Read more

Using Drones to Fight Risks from Climate Change

26 Jan 2017 by Sanny Jegillos, Senior Advisor, Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDP BRH

My agency’s strong focus on innovation in the Asia-Pacific region, has resulted in some really interesting and out of the box initiatives. … Read more

UNDP Bangladesh launches YES Crowdfunding Campaign

28 Nov 2016

UNDP Bangladesh, in partnership with CodersTrust, has developed the YES programme, which will bridge these challenges through an innovative model that tackles both issues at once. … Read more

Reach for your bootstraps

27 Sep 2016 by Claudio Providas

Timor-Leste's share of working age population will peak in 2075, offering the country an immense opportunity to harness the energy of youth for it's development in the coming decades.
The Social Good Summit kicked off the first of a series of networking events and Innovation Labs to co-create, ideate, prototype innovative solutions to Timor-Leste’s most intractable challenges. … Read more

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