Seaweed: Trend, Nuisance, or Development Solution

Multiple Accelerator Lab teams at UNDP are exploring the uses and effects of seaweed as useful resource for sustainable development solutions. Photo: Unsplash

The kelp we need

When seaweed becomes a threat

Sargassum seaweed, pictured here washed ashore, is causing ecological and health issues, as well as impacting tourism in several countries worldwide. Photo: Unsplash
UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean’s Blue Lab
The Mimosa Pigra plant, an invasive species found abundantly in Zambia’s Kafue River, could be harvested and repurposed by local communities into eco-friendly energy briquettes.

Beyond the Sea

Traditional knowledge to fuel modern breakthroughs?

Getting smarter about seaweed

Building the world’s largest learning network around development challenges. 91 Labs in 115 countries. http://acceleratorlabs.undp.org/

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Building the world’s largest learning network around development challenges. 91 Labs in 115 countries. http://acceleratorlabs.undp.org/

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