The planet is burning…so why are we learning?

We’re using learning questions as an open-ended way of reflecting during the action.
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Speed up to act…

  • UNDP in Argentina, through its Accelerator Lab, has teamed up with UN Women and UNVolunteers to launch the “Pay in Advance” initiative in order to secure income for self-employed people and small entrepreneurs in countries under lockdown.
  • In Tanzania, Pakistan, The Gambia, and several other countries, UNDP is working with partner labs to use 3D printers to make personal protective equipment.
  • The UNDP India lab is gamifying social distancing. They are also partnering with UN Volunteers’ V-Force on a social media campaign “GrandMaPa” to promote caring for the elderly that has spread across social media platforms like TikTok & Instagram.
  • Ethiopia’s UNDP lab team is using futures thinking to scope out economic impacts on the country’s industrial parks.

….Slow down to reflect

You know what they say about best-laid plans…

Postnormal times ask us to move beyond best practices

Take the response and recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where are the best practices here? In a space where copy-paste is not an option, we’re using learning questions as an open-ended way of reflecting during the action.

Building in time for learning when the world is on fire

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Building the world’s largest learning network around development challenges. 91 Labs in 115 countries. http://acceleratorlabs.undp.org/

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Building the world’s largest learning network around development challenges. 91 Labs in 115 countries. http://acceleratorlabs.undp.org/

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