3. Today’s agenda
Good morning, who is here?
What about today, Rules, Objectives and Expectations
What is Innovation for development about? The
Tools for Innovation, The concept of Design Thinking
Examples and good practices
Questions and conclusion
Group picture and small fun exercise
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4. Who’s in the room?
Using www.menti.com, introduce
yourself answering the following:
1. Your name & organisation?
2. Your current position (what do you
3. What is Innovation in Humanitarian
work means for you (or your
4. A recent innovation that you heard
5. Email address and mobile number to
share with you the slides and follow
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8. RE-IMAGINING DEVELOPMENT
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The impact of artificial intelligence on unemployment.
Migration due to climate change. The influence of fake
news on democracy and conflict. The speed, dynamics
and complexity of today’s challenges are fundamentally
different from previous eras in history.
Our current approaches are not making enough progress
against 21st century challenges. The outside world is
moving faster than many of our development solutions
are adapting. Effectively addressing these challenges
doesn’t just require new solutions. It requires radical new
ways of identifying solutions and speeding up how quickly
we learn about complex challenges.
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9. Innovation within UNDP
Innovation for development is about identifying more effective solutions that add value for
the people affected by development challenges – people and their governments, our users
and clients. For example, new approaches include setting up innovation labs with
governments to re-design public service delivery; embracing data innovation to implement
and monitor the SDGs; exploring emerging and alternative sources of financing to deepen
and diversify the resourcing and implementation of the SDGs, from social impact bonds to
pay-for-success and crowdfunding avenues or using behavioural insights to facilitate
Challenging the status quo. We work with partners to create prosperity for all, protect the planet and question
conventional wisdom. #inno4dev
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14. Accelerating Economic Recovery and Livelihood
support through innovative solutions that have
multiplier effects across the Sustainable
that add value for
the people affected
by Syrian crisis
of financing re-designing service
delivery and projects to
fostering an innovation
culture within UNDP
and in Syria
• Scan the horizon for
to address complex
• Curate and foster
partners for knowledge
• Cultivate innovation
17. BUILDING THE WORLD’S
LARGEST AND FASTEST
LEARNING NETWORK ON
The UNDP Accelerator Labs were created to re-imagine
development for the 21st century – and do so at an
unprecedented scale by tapping into the relationships,
resources, and expertise of UNDP and its partners.
The UNDP Accelerator Labs network will be the largest
learning network focused on development challenges. 60
Lab teams in 60 countries will test new ways of working to
address social and environmental challenges. The Labs
accelerate learning by working as a globally integrated
network where each lab learns from the rest, by drawing
inspiration from local solutions that are already working, by
tapping into the best minds nationally, and by trying out
multiple ways of solving problems in parallel.
• New skills and tools: sensemaking, collective
analysis, systems thinking, design thinking,
data visualisation, foresight..
• A global learning network
• A safe space for experimentation
• Tapping into existing solutions locally and
• Diversifying sources of intelligence: new data
sources, unusual and grassroots partners
THEY ARE NOT…
• Technology Labs
• Constrained to particular types of interventions
• Think tanks or internal consulting firms
• Standalone projects in CO portfolios
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24. How do we scale?
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the purpose of Prototyping is to create a basic version of the key elements of a
product or service that we can test and learn from.
Prototype don’t have to be perfect. Don’t get bogged down in the colours, in the
specific wording, etc.
Prototyping is iterative: we create a thing, test it, learn from it, and then toss it out
and build a better version!
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36. Ways of Prototyping
There are lots of different ways to prototype, but we’re going to focus on four:
i. Role Plays for Interactions
ii. Story Boards for Services
iii. Paper Prototypes for digital tools, awareness raising materials, or data collection
iv. Physical Models for physical, tangible products.
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