Congratulations! Kyrgyzstan’s trip to the future continues in Greece. Do you remember our first blog about the Future Agro Challenge contest in Bishkek? Kyrgyzstan’s inaugural Future Agro Challenge Kyrgyzstan 2015 competition culminated with a bang on 21 June. UNDP in Kyrgyzstan and KG Labs embarked on the very first steps in bringing together thought leaders… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Social innovation
With the Decade of Roma Inclusion nearing its end, what do Roma themselves have to say about education, employment, housing and discrimination? How do we get not only reliable data, but also insights into real needs?
Story collection through micronarratives is not a new method for UNDP. It has been used to collect data on employment in Kyrgyzstan, to better understand Roma needs in Serbia, and working with youth in Georgia, to just to name a few. But never has it been tried and tested in Tajikistan, until now!
We all want the best for our children. A good school is often at the top of that list. Unfortunately, for many schools in Croatia today, the high cost of energy bills poses a challenge. The Ostrog Primary School, located in sunny Dalmatia, is changing that narrative. A 25 kW solar energy plant, mounted on… Read more »
The world is changing fast—and so must our approaches to persistent development issues. An ever-increasing number of people and devices and objects now generate data – social networks, mass media, transportation, mobile phones, credit cards, etc. What matters now is not how much data we have, but rather what can we do with all of… Read more »
We often consider the buildings we’re constructing as comfortable and accessible for all. How often do we remember what a challenge they can be for those living with disabilities?
Did you know that Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the largest ancient forest in all of Europe? Herodotus wrote about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed site way back in the the 5th century B.C.
For two days in June, Macedonians will have the chance to take part in the country’s first-ever climate change hackathon. This nationwide competition is designed to tap into the talents of budding programmers to come up with new ideas for upgrading the Skopje Green Route app. The winning idea will be awarded US $1,000, while… Read more »
Only last year, it seemed like a dream. The challenge? Making Ostrog Primary School, located in the sunny coastal town of Kastel Luksic, the first energy independent school in Croatia. But our dream became a reality – thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign we supported with our local partners.
Over a year has passed since we started discussing how to leverage behavioural insights to tackle tuberculosis in Moldova. Back then Alex described how – together with BIT – we wanted to understand TB patients’ behaviour in order to identify the bottlenecks in adhering to treatment.