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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’.  


Innovators in Baku discuss the changing nature of work

Around 40 experts from Azerbaijan’s private sector and startup ecosystem took part in discussions on the future of work, labour market demands, the importance of further modernising education…  


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.  


Tapping into Azerbaijan’s tech talent to explore a smart future for water at a time of pandemic

As a first step in starting a national dialogue on digital water, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and UNDP launched the country’s first ever water-themed hackathon.  


‘In every crisis lies an opportunity’ — Covid-19 is triggering a Digital Healthcare Revolution in Azerbaijan

The Government of Azerbaijan has undertaken remarkable efforts to tackle the immediate challenges of containing the spread of the virus, introducing timely and effective measures.  


WANTED: #TEKKIEHEROES

Azerbaijan's Virtual Hackathon invites tech solutions from around the world to cope with Coronavirus pandemic.  


Towards Smart Cities: Notes from Baku’s Underground

We all know the smartest ideas are often found on the ground in the ingenious ways people come up with to overcome the challenges they face. But it’s not so often an idea pops up from underground!  


Two friends pushing the limits to empower people with disabilities

This is a story from UNDP Accelerator Lab's first solution mapping expedition in Azerbaijan - the story of Amid and Bahlul, two friends pushing the limits to empower people with disabilities and leave…  


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