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Youth Innovation Challenge: Promoting Young Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Handicraft Sectors

On this basis, UNDP is seeking to support 12 successful project ideas that will improve and develop agriculture and handicraft sectors across the country in the following areas: (1) Sustainable Models…  


OPDs Parallel Submission to the 2021 CRPD Review- Workshop on Data Collection and Writing

Persons with disabilities no longer want to be seen as the recipients of charity but instead as equal members of society that need certainly tailored supports and to have a greater say in what support…  


Including Persons with Disabilities in the National Socio-Economic Agenda of Lao PDR

Disability inclusion is a process of making the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities integral to development planning. The design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of…  


Forest fire- Great threat for bio-diversity conservation

Not only does a fire create big losses in biodiversity, but also contributes to air pollution within both Lao PDR and trans-boundaries in nature as well. As of 2 April 2021 in Luang Prabang Province,…  


#GOECO-friendly food packaging

To slow the spread of Covid-19 in the population, the Lao government declared the first national lockdown from late March to early May 2020. During that time, the Accelerator Lab observed an increase…  


Women Village Leaders in Lao PDR: ‘Custodians of Gender Egalitarianism’

The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the…  


SAFE Ecosystems Project Launches Ecotourism Facilities at Annual Review Meeting in Savannakhet Province

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, government staff from the Department of Forestry, the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, as well as UNDP have worked diligently to achieve…  


Lending her voice- Chandavone

Initially, Chandavone just wanted to try out being a radio host out of pure curiosity after graduation. Never did it occur to her that her trial would turn into a long-term job, with her name becoming…  


Single-Use Plastic Sachets: Pollution That Comes at a Cost. Key Learnings from the Refill Station Experiment.

Single-Use plastic has become an unescapable part of our daily lives that, if left unchecked, could threaten our very existence. The Lao PDR Accelerator Lab team recognized the importance of…  


Overcoming physical challenges with hope

Samnieng was diagnosed with polio as a young child and walks using a crutch as a supporting device. As Director of the Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) and well-respected by all colleagues, it…  

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