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COVID-19: 3 Lessons for Climate Change

The current pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. And yet, one unlikely beneficiary has emerged amidst the slowdown caused by COVID-19—our…


Supporting the judiciary to strengthen access to justice in Malaysia

A central feature of the rule of law is its relationship with justice and equality. The rule of law is inextricably linked to the protection of fundamental human rights. All citizens must have…  


World Ozone Day 2020 – Celebrating 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection

Back in May 2009, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University and Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, presented a hypothetical projection…  


In search of the Malaysian Polar Bear: Localising climate narratives among youth

Inspired by our earlier COVID-19: 3 Lessons for Climate Change blog post, the Management & Science University (MSU), Malaysia, invited co-authors Nasha Lee and Benjamin Ong to give a talk to MSU…  


Student Volunteer Action during MCO: Making a Positive Impact from Home

The way governments are working today is very different from how they used to. Nowadays, youth participation in developmental stories of countries are remarkable. In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the…  


Domestic Violence amid COVID-19 in Malaysia: Diving Deeper into the Heart of the Matter

With governments across the world enacting lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there have been many unintended consequences. Among them is the alarming increase in reports of…  


Of Zoom Calls, Social Distancing and Empty Markets: A Journey of Raya Celebrations during COVID-19

In a post-COVID-19 world where there is much uncertainty about the future, the UNDP Accelerator Lab Malaysia is keeping an eye out for weak signals (something that is not too prominent, but can have…  


Working on Work from Home, From Home

When COVID-19 hit, we found ourselves pivoting toward crisis response while also transitioning to “Work From Home” (WFH). Faced with disruptions to work plans and work habits, we had to quickly adopt…  


Care Work in the Time of COVID-19: Women’s Unpaid Care Burden in Four Charts

The UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19 warns that COVID is more than just a health crisis. The pandemic has exposed many societal shortcomings, especially inequalities,…  


Community-Led Resilience and Response System: The Case for Sabah

COVID-19 has not directly impacted the orang kampung (villagers) in Sabah, with very few cases occurring in the state interior. Rather, the impact felt by rural and indigenous groups is a direct…  


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