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Voices of Mukuru: real faces of the world of work

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is nowhere more visible than in the informal sector. Quarantines, social distancing measures, restrictions on of movement and closures of businesses…  


Making the case for digital inclusion for all in Kenya during and post the COVID-19 pandemic

At the heart of this moment is digital technology: with restrictions on movement to combat the spread of the virus across much of the world at this time, digital solutions such as telecommuting,…  


COVID-19 Pandemic: a war Kenya must win together with other battles

As uncertainties rise among populations and response is characterized with heavy-handedness, peace and stability are threatened (Goal 16) and the potential for disruptions in the rule of law becomes…  


Leveraging opportunities forged in the COVID-19 crisis to deliver long-term change

Responding to the speed, dynamics and complexity of the negative developmental impact of COVID-19 fits the UNDP’s Accelerator Labs' foundational goals. By building a system map, we in Kenya have…  


Tackling Coronavirus misinformation in the digital age - #SpreadInfoNotPanic

The challenge of disinformation and misinformation in the digital age has increasingly come into focus in recent years and is certainly at the fore now. This is the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, which…  


Know Your GOALS: accelerating progress in the decade of action

Going forward, the Accelerator Lab seeks to build a network of solutions mappers, engaging and participatory ways to create awareness of the Goals will form part and parcel of our training and…  


UNDP support to counties facilitates transfer of business and IT skills in Marsabit and Kwale

Counties that have partnered with UNDP in promoting entrepreneurship and supporting small businesses owned by women, youths and people living with disabilities include; Kwale county, alongside Taita…  


UNDP participates in first roundtable meeting on "Cities leading in leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution”

Discussions at the roundtable meeting centred on cities as drivers for sustainable and equitable development leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 4IR refers to breakthroughs in…  


Digital platforms and local journalism: a perfect match for solutions mapping

The training in Wajir gave us a chance to test out the suite of tools in the Accelerator Lab toolbox. We did an issue mapping exercise to delve deeper and find out what were the key challenges that…  


Reimagining Development in Kenya – UNDP Accelerator Lab for Kenya launches

UNDP has partnered with the Federal Republic of Germany, State of Qatar, Republic of Italy, Nesta, MIT, the Honeybee Network and UNDP core partners to set up the Accelerator Lab network. Out of the 60…  

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