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Smart city – just a catchy phrase or a solution for a sustainable future?

Having smart solutions that save time, energy and money is a great thing, but we also need to make sure that they are integrated into local development strategies and that they serve everyone equally.  


What lies behind the fear of open data?

Considering its many benefits, one would think that governments everywhere, including Serbia, would rush to open as many data sets as possible.  


What after the UN climate summit?

In the interview with Miroslav Tadić, the UNDP Climate Change Portfolio Manager, read about what change the UN Climate Summit produced.  


The climate changes and so must we

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and global movement on Climate Action, the Balkan region appears not to recognise the urgency of the need to act.  


Nature needs a voice before it is too late

Biodiversity loss has reached a worrying scale over the last century, especially in recent decades.  


A glimpse into LinkedIn data to understand Serbian labour out-migration

Unpacking the depopulation topic is one of the first areas of work of the Accelerator Lab. The complexity of the challenge is extremely high.  


Good visualizations are a key factor in overcoming the “inhuman” nature of data

Interview with Jovan Leković about the importance of data visualization and the role of open data in media.  


Open data - what we did and what we learned during the Open Data Week 2019

Open Data Week was held for the second time in Serbia, with an almost doubled volume of activities compared to last year. With 17 events and 21 partners - workshops, a hackathon, panels and lectures…  


Blockchain links Serbian diaspora and their families back home

The new UNDP’s strategic approach is relying on innovation and experimentation to ensure that key development actors are able to use new technologies to drive the progress towards the achievement of…  


Sound management of chemicals and their waste is vital for sustainable development

Chemicals are a part of our modern society, and each day we use various chemical-based products to make our lives more comfortable and productive.  

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