The Accelerator Labs represent UNDP’s new strategy and thinking in relation to development and advocating bolder innovation.

Traditional approaches to development are struggling to keep up with today’s social and environmental challenges, therefore, the Pacific Lab based in Fiji will try to address the following questions:

  • How do we better tackle complex and fast-moving “frontier challenges” in the region?
  • How do we find the most relevant solutions that work locally?
  • How do we learn more quickly about what works and what doesn’t?

Essentially the Lab moves innovation from the margins to the center of UNDP’s programming work.

Call for Partners

The UNDP Pacific Accelerator Labs is calling for potential partnerships who seek to solve similar issues to that of the Lab. You can contact us via email: acclabpacific@undp.org 

Accelerator Labs Global

You can visit our global site here: Accelerator Labs global platform


Meet the team



Experience is the best teacher

In December 2020, the UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific partnered with the Pacific Blue Foundation (PBF), and together with the Beqa-Yanuca Secondary School, the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA)…  

Food security is everyone’s business

In Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Fiji, food security in terms of accessibility and affordability to food is a key challenge. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji in…  

Using ‘sensemaking’ to calibrate our response to COVID-19

In February 2020, I was in New York for work and the buzz around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was growing and picking pace. A week after I returned to Fiji, the borders closed. Almost a year…  

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Project start date:

May 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

Project office:

UNDP in Fiji

Implementing partner:

United Nations Development Programme

Full project information  

Funding Support by

Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Germany
  • Qatar Fund For Development
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $89,959

    2020 $215,239

    2019 $135,987

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