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Complex challenges, new solutions


Re-Imagining development for the 21st century

The speed, dynamics, and complexity of today’s challenges are fundamentally different from previous eras. Consider these looming challenges: the impact of artificial intelligence on employment; the potential for disinformation on social media; the need for policies that keep up with and drive innovation, while protecting human rights. Addressing these requires radically new approaches that match their complexity.  

The Accelerator Labs are UNDP’s new way of working in development. Together with our core partners, the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany, 60 Labs serving 78 countries are working together with national and global partners to find radically new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges.

One of the 60 Accelerator Labs will be based here in Kenya, and will be a platform for learning and experimenting a different way to designing and delivering development solutions for the many challenges Kenyans face today.

UNDP Accelerator Lab network

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