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2020, what an unprecedented and disruptive year that was!

2020 was unpredictable and a challenging year for humanity. Like many people across the world, for us at the UNDP Accelerator Lab in Kenya, 2020 was a year where we had to unlearn and relearn how to…  


Harnessing the power of innovation for disability inclusion

COVID-19 has brought devastation, loss of lives, and instability across the world. However, the impact of COVID-19 has not been homogenous. The pandemic has affected persons with disability…  


UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to pilot Smart Anti-Epidemic Robotic Solutions in Kenya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ministry of Health has launched the piloting of smart anti-epidemic robotic solutions to aid the health response and management of…  



Why financial access campaigns fail to promote sustainable livelihoods: A case study of the youth financial inclusion in Kenya

Access to financial and social assets is a key factor in the quest to empower youth to make their own economic decisions and escape poverty. Providing young people with financial services - whether…  


Looking ahead: how will COVID-19 shape the future of work in Kenya?

The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Kenya has recently been exploring different themes related to the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in Kenya, such as advocating for a focus on digital inclusion as a…  


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,…  


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…  

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