UNDP launches Accelerator Lab for the Pacific
August 14, 2019 3:52 pm
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The United Nations Development Programme launched it’s first-ever Accelerator Lab today for the Pacific region.
Accelerator Labs represent UNDP’s new strategy and thinking in relation to development and advocating bolder innovation.
The new Lab will be one of 60 labs worldwide that aims to accelerate progress towards 21st century “frontier challenges”.
The Resident Representative for UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, Levan Bouadze says the challenges and complexities of our time leave us no choice but to invest in bold innovation and breakthroughs, to ensure no one is left behind.”
Bouadze says together with core partners, the State of Qatar, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Italy, 60 Accelerator Labs serving 78 countries will work together with national and global partners to find radically new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges.
UNDP looks forward to engaging with partners from Government, civil society and the private sector in the Pacific on designing and learning from new experiments that have a chance to tackle some of the big challenges of the Pacific.