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No Safe Place in Gaza

UNDP Head of Gaza Office, Chitose Noguchi, reflects on her experience during the 11 days of hostilities on Gaza.  


“I want my old normal life back” my son said.

Eleven days ago, we had a life we could call normal. A life under COVID-19 precautionary measures and highest rates of positive cases in the region. A life under restricted access to movement in and…  


Unpaid care work – A gateway for gender equality

COVID-19 exposed structural weaknesses in reducing the gender equality gap, but also presented opportunities for designing interventions to ensure a strong comeback toward achieving gender equality.  


Detecting Non-Revenue Water Using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence

The Accelerator Lab partnered with a promising Palestinian start-up company, FlowLess, to test a locally developed and cost-efficient smart system for detecting water losses using IoT and AI,…  


Advancing through Sensemaking

Palestinian Accelerator Lab selected alongside six other Country Offices to be part of the first cohort of ‘Deep Demonstrations’ supported by the Innovation Facility, as a commitment to focus on…  


From Crisis to Opportunity

UNDP’s Accelerator Lab is running an experiment to link 20-30 women cooperatives and small producers to an online marketing platform through establishing a specialized online store for traditional…  


The conflict within; winnings and losses

Work from Home” was the policy since last week. A week that completely changed my perspective on what work from home really means. I just felt isolated, felt so distant from work, felt outside home,…  


Quarantined in besieged Gaza!

“We miss the sea! The school and the streets.” Waking up daily to hear those sentences from my kids was frustrating enough to understand that this is another level of the prolonged blockade on Gaza.  

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