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Hacking the Gender Gap in Sri Lanka

From Silicon Valley to innovation hubs in China, from the ICT sector in India to tech startups in Sweden, it is not unusual to note that there is a gender gap in the workforce. In a sector generally…  

Sri Lanka: Making Civil Society Inclusion in REDD+ Count for Women

In order for REDD+ to be successful, civil society must be involved as direct partners. REDD+ comes with benefits and risks to communities and indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations act…  

Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the situation with dengue fever was dire, with people urgently…  

Regional Guide for Schools to Prepare for Tsunamis

The Regional Guide is intended to provide practical guidance to school administration on how to prepare for and respond to a tsunami risk.  

CITRA: Bringing innovation into public sector service delivery in Sri Lanka

Using approaches such as human centered design processes, fore-sighting tools and co-designing avenues, to assist the government find creative and innovative development solutions to increasingly…  

Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  

Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia

This new report by UNDP, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and…  

What have we learned applying the SDG interactions framework?

In a post last November, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) presented a framework for assessing interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help countries can design more…  

UNDP RBAP End-of-Year Innovation Review

This newsletter highlights innovation activities in the region during 2017.  

Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in Asia and the Pacific

UNDP with support from the Government of Japan implemented a regional initiative to strengthen tsunami awareness and preparedness in 18 Asia-Pacific countries.  

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