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



Re-purposing food supply chains during times of disaster

The COVID-19 crisis has knocked many companies off balance. In the food security space, fundamental changes in consumer behaviour, supply chains, and routes to market have also emerged.  

Exploring the concept and use of positive deviance in food security

The Positive Deviance (PD) concept has attracted a lot of attention in the innovation field in the past decade. The PD concept is built on the premise that "in every community or organization, there…  

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)…  

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Project start date:

May 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2022

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 $148,829

    2020 $215,239

    2019 $135,987

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