United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today awarded an innovation grant to ten sustainable youth-led enterprises in sustainable waste management in Lusaka and Ndola. The innovation grant aims to promote sustainable waste management practices that improve the welfare of the waste collectors, provides employment opportunities to the youth and women and promotes a circular economy through recycling of waste.
Implementing development programmes is a challenging and complex undertaking especially in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s partnership framework provides for the development of partnerships that improve implementation efficiency and effectiveness.
UNDP Zambia Newsletter , Issue No. 2 , 2019
Innovations play a critical role in providing solutions to existing challenges in our communities. National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) and UNDP’s Accelerator Lab in collaboration with ZICTA, are implementing a National Innovation Initiative in Lusaka, Southern, North Western, Copperbelt, Western and Luapula provinces of Zambia. This is aimed at mapping out the existing innovations across Zambian communities and supporting the promising innovations with the highest potential impact.
The newly established Gender-Based Violence(GBV) One Stop Centre (OSC) was launched on 24 June 2020, in Meheba Resettlement Scheme, Kalumbila District, North Western Province, as an initiative to address the third pillar focusing on advancing social cohesion under the Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement Programme.
Messages of reversing the trend of biodiversity loss so that nature can continue to provide its services to all living things that share this planet resonated across Zambia as the country commemorated this year’s World Environment Day.
The Accelerator Lab (AccLab) team in Zambia embarked on the waste management challenge with enthusiasm. Even before attending the Nesta led Collective Intelligence Design Studio, the team was already using different Collective intelligence methods. As acknowledged in the collective design playbook, the idea of Collective Intelligence (CI) is not new since it is underpinned by the theory that groups of diverse people are collectively smarter than any single individual on their own.

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