Working together with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as well as with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as first ports of call, and line ministries depending on the issue addressed, the Accelerator Lab will ensure that efforts are not happening in silos, behind closed doors.
“UNDP recognises that traditional approaches, that are generally designed in a linear fashion, often do not consider the interconnectedness of environmental, social and economic factors. With the Accelerator lab, we want to quickly identify burning issues that affect people and economic development, explore and map the solutions that already exist, experiment what could work and share widely in Lao PDR and with the rest of the world,” says Ricarda Rieger, UNDP Resident Representative.
“To understand the root cause of the issues, it’s important that we understand the ecosystem and the nature of the today’s challenges. We will also need to map out and explore stakeholders and encourage cross sector collaborations. This initiative will allow us to work with unusual partners to tackle development issues, to develop prototype for testing, and to share among learning network,” says Maniphet Phengsavatdy, Head of Exploration at UNDP’s Accelerator Lab in Lao PDR.
Please read this press release in Lao here.
For more information, please contact:
Somlith Khounpaseuth, Communications Associate, UNDP Lao PDR
Telephone: 021 267 751
Mobile: 020 7771 1874
Khavi Homsombath, Head of Experimentation, UNDP Accelerator Lab, Lao PDR
Telephone: 021 267 794
Mobile: 020 5233 0288