[DKJL #1] Fresh ideas for a soup kitchen

Produced in partnership with the Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur (DJKL), the first episode of the Kisah: DJKL podcast series explores what brought DJKL together and what keeps them going.

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[DJKL #2] Soup kitchen in a pandemic

Produced in partnership with the Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur (DJKL), the second episode of the Kisah: DJKL podcast series explores the challenges of running a soup kitchen during a global pandemic.

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[DJKL #3] Adaptation, agility, and preparations for the future

Produced in partnership with the Dapur Jalanan Kuala Lumpur (DJKL), the third episode of the Kisah: DJKL podcast series explores ways to better prepare for the future.

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[MHC #1] Inclusion and empowerment in crisis communication

Produced in partnership with the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC), the first episode of this next Kisah podcast series explores the formation of MHC during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

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[MHC #2] Radio Bergerak: Different strategies for different geographies

Produced in partnership with the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC), the second episode of the Kisah podcast series - MHC edition explores Malaysia's crisis communication efforts during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lenses of health researcher, Dr. Julius Ng.

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[MHC #3] Teamwork is dreamwork: Supporting the Government’s pandemic response

Produced in partnership with the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC), the third episode of the Kisah podcast series - MHC edition explores MHC's efforts in supporting the Malaysian government's pandemic response through the eyes of Dr. Ahmad Munauwar Helmi.

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[MHC #4] Leaving no one behind: Building communication feedback loops

Produced in partnership with the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC), the final episode of the Kisah podcast series - MHC edition concludes the series by speaking to MHC's operations lead, Teoh Jou Yin, to better understand the gaps in health communication for overlooked communities during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When learning goes digital: Reflections on urban youth living in poverty in Malaysia

COVID-19 has sparked a mass exodus of education to online platforms. Beyond the digital divide, there are other factors that impact the learning journey of youth. Here, we unpack the challenges of learning at home through the eyes of urban youth from lower-income or otherwise vulnerable communities.

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Volunteer-led community organizing during the MCO

Produced in partnership with Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (Student Volunteers Foundation), the second episode of the Kisah podcast series explores community organizing efforts of YSS alumni during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

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Student repatriation during the MCO

Produced in partnership with Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (Student Volunteers Foundation), this podcast explores student repatriation efforts in universities during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

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Kisah: Highlights of Arts Survey

The UNDP Accelerator Lab partnered with ReformARTsi to investigate the impact of COVID-19 and the Movement Control Order (MCO) on the performing arts community in Malaysia. Here, we present some of our findings.

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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 domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) observed in countries worldwide.

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Care work in the time of COVID-19: Women’s unpaid care burden in four charts

The pandemic has exposed many societal shortcomings, especially inequalities, and is likely to increase poverty at a global scale. One of the major issues, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, is the disproportionate increase in burden of caregiving by women. To tackle this issue, UNDP strongly supports the need for gender-sensitive preparedness and policy responses not only to reduce the burden on women, but also improve the effectiveness of any government interventions in this regard.

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Of zoom calls, social distancing and empty markets: A journey of Raya celebrations during COVID-19

The pandemic has altered almost every aspect of our lives—from how we work to how we interact with other people in society. One such occasion for Muslims in the country is the celebration of Hari Raya, or Eid al-Fitr, in May this year. Despite the pandemic, people have found novel ways of celebrating the festival with their loved ones.

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The KISAH project: life through a different lens

A photoessay collaboration between the UNDP Accelerator Lab Malaysia and School of Education, Taylor’s University.

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Choose your own adventure

An interactive interactive report on the impact of COVID-19 on performing artists in Malaysia

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