Global Events 2021: Meet the Accelerator Labs!

Positive Deviance: Under the Hood Series: 

In the spirit of working out loud, the Data Powered Positive Deviance Initiative will open the doors to its weekly work sessions with pilot teams in Ecuador, Mexico, Somalia and Niger. Learn more here.

1) Positive Deviance: Under the Hood: Somali Rangelands Defying the Odds
Session hosted by the Data Powered Positive Deviance Initiative and UNDP Accelerator Labs. Register here. Access the online event here.

The first session will focus on experimenting with non-traditional data sources to identify positively deviant pastoral communities in Somaliland that are able to sustain and enhance their rangeland's health, despite the dire effects of climate change.

2) Data Powered Positive Deviance Under the Hood: Deforestation, Cows and Data
Session hosted by the Data Powered Positive Deviance Initiative and UNDP Accelerator Labs. Register here. Access the online event here.

The second session will focus on experimenting with non-traditional data sources to identify positively deviant cattle farmers in Ecuador who operate in zones of expansion of the agricultural frontier without further contributing to deforestation.

The Data Powered Positive Deviance Initiative was launched on the belief that lessons on how to tackle complex sustainable development challenges are best learned from the people who face those challenges every day. The Initiative brings together the GIZ Data Lab, the University of Manchester Centre for Digital development, and the UNDP Accelerator Labs through a series of pilots in different countries and domains to uncover effective, locally developed practices and innovations.

 

 

Past events:

UNDP Development Dialogues, April 1, 8:00-9:30 AM EDT

“If You Can Measure It, You Can Improve It” Rethinking Data to Tackle Fragility
Session hosted by UNDP, with Lilian Zeki, Head of Solutions Mapping at UNDP Lebanon Accelerator Lab and Ramiz Uddin, Head of Experimentation at UNDP Bangladesh Accelerator Lab joining the panel. Register here

Innovative approaches to risk monitoring, data analysis and new technologies will be key to effectively measure, track and address fragility and risks of crisis. A number of recent initiatives have shown promising initial results, but can they trigger a real change for development aid to address fragility? This session will allow UNDP and partners to share recent initiatives on this topic (including modeling, tools, new platforms and standards for data collection, visualization and analysis) and to hear ideas from colleagues on the ground. Lilian Zeki, Head of Solutions Mapping at UNDP Lebanon Accelerator Lab and Ramiz Uddin, Head of Experimentation at UNDP Bangladesh Accelerator Lab will be joining this panel to share their experiences and the innovative data approaches they are using to tackle fragility in crisis settings. 
  

SDG Global Festival of Action, March 25, 14.00-15.15 CET

Co-creation workshop: Collective Intelligence for sustainable development, getting smarter together.
Hosted by the UNDP Accelerator Labs from Viet Nam, Ukraine, Ghana, Tanzania and the global team. Register here.

The UNDP Accelerator Labs use the power of human and machine intelligence to understand problems, develop new solutions, promote more inclusive decision making, and provide better oversight of what is done. The Accelerator Labs from Viet Nam, Ukraine, Ghana and Tanzania will explain how tapping into the power of the collective is helping them build a future with zero waste, combat air pollution and ensure no more plastics end up in landfills and the ocean. It will be followed by a hands-on co-creation workshop in which participants will discover collective intelligence design and apply this methodology to tackle a very concrete sustainable development problem.

 

Istanbul Innovation Days, March 24, 09.15-10.30 CET

Paradigm Lock-in: What after the WESTERN model of development?
Webinar hosted by UNDP, moderated by Gina Lucarelli, UNDP Accelerator Labs Team Leader. Register here.

The international development project was founded on the premise that “Western” models of development should be exported to developing “third world” countries. The sector has, at least formally, moved on from these initial premises but lots of the underlying thinking and paradigms still permeate the work of international organisations.
What are the costs of the forgotten perspectives, who is paying for them and how? What promises do forgotten truths hold for living in the 21st century? What are the new pathways that can be unlocked once we acknowledge that the next big thing will not come from Silicon Valley, but from Jakarta, Bogota or Dubai?

 

Istanbul Innovation Days, March 18, 20.00-22.00 CET

Future Framing Sessions powered by EY – San Francisco explores Technology Partnerships.
Panel conversation including Shamiso Ruzvidzo, Head of Exploration at UNDP Zimbabwe Accelerator Lab.

How might technology partnerships empower us to transition towards greener, more inclusive economies and transform development?

 

Women at Imperial Week 2021, March 11, 11.00-12.20 EST

SDG of the Month, Goal 5: Accelerating solutions towards Gender Equality 
Webinar organized by the Imperial College of London, with the presence of Rozita Singh, Head of Solutions Mapping,  UNDP India Accelerator Lab.

As part of their UN Sustainable Development Goals webinar series, the Global Development Hub has brought together a panel to discuss Goal 5: Achieving Gender Equality. The webinar explores the  progressive work and innovative research  towards  achieving  gender  equality  from three different  UNDP Accelerator Labs covering unpaid care work and supporting female entrepreneurs: India, Palestine and Niger. Watch the recording.

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