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Spearheading the use of blockchain technology to tackle plastic pollution in Azerbaijan

UNDP’s Accelerator Lab and the country’s young SDG Ambassadors took their first steps in harnessing the power of blockchain technology to tackle the vast issue of plastic pollution.  


Openness to innovation has proven key to Azerbaijan’s response to the pandemic, paving the way for the digital transformation of healthcare

Working closely with UNDP’s Accelerator Lab, the Ministry of Health has explored and implemented solutions to the crisis that look set to become part of the ‘new normal’.  


Tapping into collective intelligence to forge a sustainable digital future in Azerbaijan

We need to work together and tap into our collective intelligence to re-imagine how we innovate and capture value in the new systems that are emerging.  


Finding opportunities in a crisis — How UNDP’s Accelerator Lab in Baku has made the most of 2020

We launched our Lab in Azerbaijan exactly one year ago, together with our founding partners the Republic of Germany and the State of Qatar, and immediately started searching for smart solutions to…  


Preparing Azerbaijan’s youth for the jobs of the future

Today more than ever, the availability of a skilled and competent workforce is critical to achieve the goal of a sustainable diversified economy.  


Ending violence against women is everyone’s business: it’s time to stand up for women and girls!

It’s time for all of us to stand up for women and girls, everyday and everywhere!  


The world needs science and science needs women and girls — today, tomorrow and every day

Accelerating momentum for women and girls in STEM in Azerbaijan  


Going digital proves key to business survival through the pandemic and beyond in Azerbaijan

Some insights on the fast-changing digital economy from our UNDP Accelerator Labs team.  


Upcycling becomes growing green trend in Azerbaijan in the age of coronavirus

Upcycling is repurposing an old object into a new creation, and it is increasingly popular throughout the world.  


Aquahack: For a water-smart society of the future

This is Azerbaijan’s first-ever virtual water-themed hackathon aiming to crowdsource tech solutions to water challenges.  

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