Participants of the Accelerator Lab Coffee-Meeting

An Accelerator Lab Coffee-Bar Meeting was hosted on 15 February 2019 at the UN House to introduce the concept to our partners from Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and other UN Agencies. Feedback and discussions from our partners will guide us in implementing the Lab and executing innovating activities.


UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world face. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development.


Instead, they call for interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.


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