By Hasan Darwish, Head of Experimentation, UNDP Syria Accelerator Lab, Oksana Udovyk, Head of Experimentation, UNDP Ukraine Accelerator Lab, and Martin Zelinka, United Nations Volunteer, UNDP Ukraine

Three languages, two countries, one challenge — to find solutions that further the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through inspiration from nature through the…


The Hidden Entrepreneurs: How Small-Scale Grassroots Innovators are Contributing to Sustainable Development

By: Amory Gonzalez, Kavita Seshan, Pouria Arasti, David Bernstein, and Dinar Ayu Adeline LSE Capstone Project Group

As a group of five Master of Public Administration candidates from LSE, the London School of Economics and Political Science, we are excited and thrilled to have partnered with the UNDP Accelerator Labs…


By Gina Lucarelli, Team Leader, UNDP Accelerator Labs

“The acquisition of knowledge always involves the revelation of ignorance — almost is the revelation of ignorance.” - Wendell Berry, writer and Kentucky Farmer quoted in Donella Meadows, Systems Thinking: A Primer

This quote blows my mind. It spoke to me when…


Reflections on the UNDP Accelerator Labs Explorers Global Summit 2020

By Benjamin Ong, Head of Exploration, UNDP Accelerator Lab Malaysia

Credit: Soroush Karimi/Unsplash

In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (commonly known as VUCA) world, the three ways of working that have shaped our global lab network — Heads of Solutions Mapping, Exploration


Published by: Data Powered Positive Deviance DPPD
The following piece was written by our partners from the Data Powered Positive Deviance DPPD initiative and was published on June 9, 2021.

Written by: Ana M. Grijalva, Head of Exploration, UNDP Accelerator Lab Ecuador, Paulina Jiménez, Head of Solution Mapping, UNDP Accelerator…


By Mirko Ebelshaeuser, Innovation Programme Specialist, UNDP Accelerator Labs. Twitter: @MirkoEb

Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash

A little while ago Gina Lucarelli put out there what not many people in the development sector dare to say: the Sustainable Development Goals are off track. While confronting us with a rather grim testimony of recent events —…


Published by: Data Powered Positive Deviance DPPD
The following piece was written by our partners from the Data Powered Positive Deviance DPPD initiative and was published on April 12, 2021.

Written by: Hodan Abdullahi, Head of Exploration, UNDP Accelerator Lab Somalia, with Basma Albanna, Doctoral Researcher, University of Manchester,
and Esther…


By: Allen Anie (Ghana), María Gabriela Ayala (Ecuador), Bisam Gyawali (Nepal), Zainab Kakal (Fiji), Lorena Moscovich (Argentina), Berna Mugema (Uganda), Lillian Njoro (Kenya) with inputs from the entire Experimentation network at UNDP Accelerator Labs.

Photo by Road Trip with Raj on Unsplash

The UNDP Accelerator Lab Network is growing. 31 new Labs are joining the family and expanding…


By Anand Upender, Design Lead, and Renae Reints, Researcher, Healthy Internet Project

The UNDP Accelerator Labs is excited to announce its collaboration with the Healthy Internet Project, incubated at TED. This partnership is piloting a bold experiment in crowdsourced moderation of the world wide web. UNDP Accelerator Labs in Argentina


India, Morocco, Cabo Verde, and Timor-Leste

By: Rozita Singh, Head of Solutions Mapping, UNDP India Accelerator Lab, Erika Antoine, and Angelica Gustilo Ong, UNDP Accelerator Lab Global Team

Lockdown Gaming

To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has gone into isolation — bringing major changes to our daily lives…

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