1/4/2016 5:29:55 AM Categories: Innovation in Nepal
There’s a huge scope for innovation in Nepal: UNDP Deputy Director Kemkhadze
Together with young students, Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Deputy Country Director in Nepal (Programme), was instrumental in the development of a debris management system, an app designed in the aftermath of mega quakes that hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015.
The app, probably the first of its kind in the world, is meant to facilitate the purchase and sale of second-hand construction materials salvaged from houses and other structures destroyed or damaged in quakes.
That is not the only project in which the UNDP is involved in Nepal. Working together with Microsoft Innovation Center, UNDP created an Idea Factory that brought micro-entrepreneurs from Parbat and young students together for the development of a mobile phone-based app that will help the micro-entrepreneurs take their products to the global level. By reducing the role of middlemen, the app aims to bring maximum benefit to these microentrepreneurs.
In this context, Onlinekhabar caught up with Kemkhadze to talk about innovation and development in Nepal.:
-See more at: http://www.onlinekhabar.com/2016/01/369903/