Digital Impact Investment – an interview with Marina Petrović, Robert Pašičko, Rawad Rizk & Dr. Nikola Markovic

UNDP AltFinLab and UNDP Lebanon have created a system solution and technical platform together with the Social Impact Network. The platform, built during the DLT4EU accelerator program, can support the recovery of Lebanon, particularly to provide sustainable energy to facilities such as hospitals and schools, by providing access to funds that would be used to build solar PV plants.

Lessons learned from LiveLebanon – the first UNDP crowdfunding platform

Crises create opportunities, and we created one, LiveLebanon, in October 2009 by bringing citizens, the diaspora, and the private sector together to find solutions to the problems we were facing.

Supporting NGOs in the Muslim world; what Tadamon can offer

In the Arab region despite steady progress in reducing poverty and boosting health and education, many countries face daunting development challenges. Tadamon aims to strengthen the role of civil society in development programming via innovative financing channels.

UNDP launches new initiative with mayors to boost solar energy

Mayors from eight countries have joined forces with UNDP on a new initiative to boost financing for solar energy.

Introducing crowdfunding as an impact investment tool to finance startups in Egypt

AltFinLab, UNDP Egypt, and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center partnered together to foster crowdfunding in Egypt to unlock investment for achieving SDGs.
How to turn development organizations in development platforms?

How to turn development organizations in development platforms?

We've led 35 crowdfunding campaigns at UNDP since 2015 and mobilized US$1.2 million. Here's our take-away.
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The Benefits of Crowd Urbanism

Considering that the 21st century is an urban one, key attributes of our cities should be used as assets to harness urban development scenarios, primarily density and diversity. Crowd urbanism serves as a key bottom-up initiative, which gives tools to all city members to co-steer local development.

UNDP Global Crowdfunding Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina Rides on a Great Wave!

UNDP Crowdfunding Academy has the first successful crowdfunding campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the "Talas" magazine team. Let's dive into Talas magazine's story and the first Global UNDP Crowdfunding Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Growing argan trees and beekeeping in Morocco – and how can crowdfunding help?

Argan trees are, in many cases, the only income for local indigenous women. However, most of them lack cash for expanding their businesses beyond just simple collecting nuts as conservative funding is not easily assessable for local cooperatives and farmers. Crowdfunding can help in bringing the necessary funds to Argan oil cooperatives and make their business more sustainable.