UNDP Guinea-Bissau Accelerator Lab

UNDP Guinea-Bissau's Accelerator Lab focuses on the lack of basic and quality public service delivery and explores local solutions to address this challenge.

The UNDP Guinea-Bissau Accelerator Lab is part of the second cohort of 32 Accelerator Labs that started operation in 2020, and was officially launched December 9, 2020. The Lab will advance progress on a current challenge: provision of basic and quality public services. The Lab has explored points of leverage to improve the access to public service delivery in the country by applying design thinking, solutions mapping, behavioral science, in-depth interviews, futures/ foresight frameworks, and prototyping, as well as collective intelligence methodologies and surveys. The main interventions have been through mobile justice, delivering services to the most vulnerable communities in the south of the country. Additionally, the Lab has worked closely with the Ministry of Justice to refine the way in which services are delivered as well as making physical changes to the Notary Office, improving the experience of staff and users.

The Lab has partnered with a variety of local and international actors, such as the Guinean Association for Promotion of Innovation and Invention, Djassi Africa, Impact Hub, Fábrica de Startups, Saudigitus, the Youth Radio, among others to support in the exploration, sense and mapping of cycles. We work to map, crowdsource, to prototype innovative ideas and solutions, to address the challenges faced due to the lack of public service delivery. Additionally, the Lab is leading various internal workshops and processes with the Country Office, encouraging a culture of creativity and innovation within the UNDP.

Our team

Isa da Costa
Head of Experimentation
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Victor Pereira
Head of Exploration
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Ana Djú
Head of Solutions Mapping
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Our learnings

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Our partners

We would like to thank our partners for their collaborative work with the UNDP Accelerator Labs. Building and strengthening alliances is the core of UNDP and the Accelerator Labs’ model. Please reach out if you are interested in partnering with us, we would love to hear from you. 

Visit the UNDP Guinea-Bissau website for more information.