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Experimenting with digital tools to engage, collect, and share information in times of COVID

At the Lebanon Accelerator Lab, we have been working on the social dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic since September 2020.  


Lessons amid the rubble: How volunteers, collaboration drove Beirut blast debris assessment

On 4 August 2020, a powerful explosion rocked the Port of Beirut leaving more than 200 dead and around 300,000 homeless. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  


Perceptions of and behaviors around COVID-19 in Lebanon

Today in Lebanon, people’s faith in the government is declining, their fatigue is rising, and the political and economic anxieties grow with each passing day. What must it feel like to experience a…  


Accompanying the Lebanese people along their recovery journey

The explosion in the port on August 4 continues to shake the lives of people in Beirut and across Lebanon. In the aftermath of the disaster, UNDP is focusing on maintaining continuity between its…  


Learning from the past for a better future: Lebanon’s anti-corruption movement

There has not been a time in Lebanon when anti-corruption was a nationwide demand and a necessity for the preservation and development of the country as is the case today, especially in the aftermath…  


Experimenting with a New Approach - Part II

This is a two-part blogpost outlining the past, present, and future of UNDP Lebanon’s Accelerator Lab. The first part covers our approach during the first several months, while the second one outlines…  


Experimenting with a New Approach - Part I

This is a two-part blogpost outlining the past, present, and future of UNDP Lebanon’s Accelerator Lab. The first part covers our approach during the first several months, while the second one outlines…  


Managing Risks in Times of Compounded Crises: Leveraging the Collective to Accelerate Solutions

Within the same sensemaking process we had launched previously, we organized a third plenary session bringing together all 40 participants from the previous workshops and presented to them the…  


Lebanon’s Accelerator Lab: An Iterative Role

UNDP Lebanon was set to launch its own Accelerator Lab mid-2019. The were launched globally in July 2019 with the aim of building the world's largest and fastest learning network around development…  


Using Human-Centered Design in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan

How can design be used to find innovative, human-centered solutions to the waste management crisis in Lebanon? The UNDP launched a project with local teams to find out.  

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