For session one we will hear from colleagues of three Accelerator Labs that launched in 2019, plus the Sri Lanka’s Citra Lab will talk about their service lines through the lens of initiatives they have conducted with other teams in their country office and ecosystem at large. If you have an Accelerator Lab in your country office or you will be getting one, you won’t want to miss this session. You will hear from a Head of Exploration, Head of Experimentation, and a Head of Solutions Mapping to also get a chance to ask them about the work they do.
For session two we are preparing it for those who are interested in making sense of the past year to draw insights that can be leveraged to build forward with more intention. This is a collective reflection activity to reflect on our past challenges as people carrying out initiatives that “go against the grain” and create clarity about how we might move forward. This session is a combination of guided reflections and group discussions.
In session three we make the bet that you haven’t met everyone doing “innovation” work across Asia Pacific. Perhaps there have been missed connections. This is an opportunity to get to know more colleagues across the region. Bring a drink of choice to this fun and laid back session. In small group discussions, you’ll get to learn not just about what your colleagues are up to at UNDP but also about who they are outside UNDP.