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Partnerships: the core of our network


Building and strengthening alliances is the core of UNDP and the Accelerator Labs’ model. On this page we present our growing range of partnerships at the global, national, and local levels.

Co-built as a joint venture with the states of Germany and Qatar and the support of UNDP core donors, the Accelerator Lab Network taps into local innovations and tests new ways of working to address social and environmental challenges.

The Accelerator Labs’ range of partnerships is diverse and dynamic, spanning the public and private sectors and involving financial and in-kind contributions. The partnership portfolio includes a robust set of Action Partners that add value to the learning of the Network, as well as coordination and integration across actors within the UN family.
 

Our Founding Investors: 
 

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany

Within the German government, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for Germany’s official development policy. The BMZ’s task is to determine the objectives of German development policy, to negotiate with about 60 partner countries worldwide regarding bilateral cooperation, and to play a part in shaping multilateral cooperation.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany is a founding investor of the UNDP Accelerator Labs Network, alongside the Qatar Fund For Development.
www.bmz.de | @BMZ_Bund

BMZ supports the UNDP Accelerator Labs with a €50M financial contribution.

Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)
 

The Qatar Fund For Development is a public development institution whose main goal is to achieve inclusive and sustainable development, by addressing priority issues of education, health and economic empowerment. It has provided aid to several countries around the world to achieve the international cooperation goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Qatar Fund For Development is a founding investor of the UNDP Accelerator Labs network, alongside the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.
www.qatarfund.org.qa | @qatar_fund

QFFD supports the UNDP Accelerator Labs with a $20M financial contribution.