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Local Convergence for Zero Poverty: Experimentation on Collective Action with ZEP PH 2030

To commemorate International Day to End Poverty, this is the story of UNDP PH Accelerator Lab’s two-year collaboration thus far with the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP 2030) to transform…  


An Experiment on Satellite Remote Sensing of Plastic Waste in Pasig River

Together with the Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS) and supported by the Japan Innovation Network (JIN), the UNDP Philippines Accelerator Lab (ALabPH) embarked in a project to build a…  


Oh The Things We Could Do If We Only Work Together

I once dreamt of one big community festival experience for the youth. This would be led by friends I’ve met through the course of my now two-year volunteer journey with UNDP in the Philippines.…  


The Numbers Are Breathing: The Case of Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Bicol

How does long-term economic resilience look like in practice? Thrown like some special ribbon, “resilience” has found its place in the vernacular of the development sector. Amidst the ruins left by…  


Enabling the Enablers: How to inspire youth to get involved in Climate Action

In a world where everyone is connected, what does it take to create an enabling environment that inspires young individuals to get involved in climate action? What can stir the youth of today to move…  


EMPOWERing during the pandemic: Learnings from the implementation of the EMPOWER PH initiative

As UNDP completes the handover of the platform to its institutional home – the Department of Trade and Industry’s Competitiveness Bureau (DTI-CB) – it is worth looking back at the experience of…  


Bringing the Environment back into our Understanding of Inclusive Innovation

While there is a rich and advancing understanding of inclusive innovation in these various social dimensions, engagement with the environment has been neglected. Inclusive innovation seems to be…  


Making Sustainable Mobility Sustainable

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we move. Starting with lockdowns and an initial halt on public transport, the Philippine government through its many instrumentalities adopted other measures to…  


What a Peace Station Means to Moro Communities

More than just a structure, the JPST station in Ganasi is a towering symbol of peace which brings him a sense of security that there will be no more gunshots and clanking of riffles in the middle of…  


The Roadmap to #DigitalBangsamoro

Simply put, LeAPS is the digitalization of the basic services and providing support to the BARMM government using ICT solutions. But nothing is simple in BARMM. For one, BARMM used to be ARMM. And…  

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