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



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…  

Traditional knowledge as a powerful lever for climate resilience

In December 2019, the UN Development Programme Pacific Office in Fiji through the Accelerator Lab Pacific embarked on an experiment to understand the interplay between traditional knowledge, cultural…  

How Vanuatu ran a successful election during a pandemic: lessons learnt

A few days prior to its general election day in Vanuatu in March, the volcano on Tanna island showed increased activity and an earthquake hit the country. Cyclone Gretel followed and impacted…  

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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 $16,789

    2020 $215,239

    2019 $135,987

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