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UNDP’s Accelerator Lab

Posted on : 04 Feb 2020

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  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched its Accelerator Lab in India. The project has been launched in collaboration with the government’s Atal Innovation Mission and will look to solve issues through innovative solutions.
  • Objectives
  • This lab will seek to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, such as air pollution, sustainable water management and client-resilient livelihoods through innovation.
  • The vision is to make faster progress in meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the U.N. by 2030.
  • Accelerator Lab
  • The Accelerator Lab is an innovative new initiative by the UNDP, State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany to find 21st century solutions to today's complex new challenges.
  • India's Accelerator Lab will be part of a network of 60 global labs covering 78 nations, that will test and scale new solutions to global challenges like climate change and inequality.
  • These Labs will identify grassroots solutions together with local actors and validate their potential to accelerate development.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Accelerator Lab in India?
    1.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has launched its Accelerator Lab in India.
    2.It is an initiative to find 21st century solutions to today's complex new challenges.
    Choose the correct option using the codes given below

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only

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