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A day in a life of Waste Collectors at Lusaka and Ndola dumpsites

Imagine your workplace having smoke from the burning trash and dusty sandy storms bashing you for more than 8 hours in a day. On top of it, you must scavenge through waste bags with leftover food,…  


A Search For Local Innovations In The Context Of COVID-19

The Accelerator Lab (AccLab) Zambia team in keeping with their mandate to test and scale up new solutions to global challenges; and seeking to engage diverse range of partners dived deep during the…  


Scaling our Interventions to Mask up the Vulnerable Communities

What we imagined to be unlikely within one year of establishing the Zambia Accelerator Lab (AccLab), came to pass from unforeseen circumstances. It was unanticipated, happening sooner than expected…  


Can Collective Intelligence contribute to sustainable waste management? Insights from Lilanda township, Lusaka.

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…  


Creating partnerships for innovations: our experience thus far

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…  


Generating evidence during a crisis: Setting standard for re-usable cloth masks in Zambia

Like most Accelerator Labs across the globe, we were working on one of our four key services to debunk the waste management challenge in Lusaka. The long-awaited experimentation was becoming a reality…  


Spotlight on biodiversity as UNDP donates face masks to help community scouts

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…  


UN SUPPORTS ZAMBIA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 - RALLIES LOCAL COMMUNITIES INTO ACTION

Lusaka, 12th May 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with The United Nations Volunteers, the Zambian Government and the National Youth Development Council have…  

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