The State of Qatar Commits 36 $ Million to UNDP in Multiyear Commitment in addition QFFD will become ‘Launch Partner’ to Accelerator Labs in 60 developing Countries
The state of Qatar representative by Qatar Fund for Development Commits a MultiYear commitment for $16 million core resources and an additional $20 million to help fund UNDP’s Accelerator Labs and become a ‘launch partner.’ by this contribution the state of Qatar will be the first to support the UNDP country Accelerator labs to accelerate the SDGs in 60 developing country.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a MultiYear commitment by the government of Qatar for $16 million core resources and an additional $20 million to help fund UNDP’s Accelerator Labs and become a ‘launch partner.’
The pioneering Accelerator Labs will be launched in January 2019 in 60 developing countries. These Labs will become integral to UNDP’s existing country-based teams and infrastructure, and will enable UNDP to connect its global network and development expertise spanning 170 countries, with a more agile, innovation capacity to support countries in their national development priorities.
Mr. Steiner and HE Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, signed a Partnership Framework Agreement for the next four years where they agreed to partner to advance the Sustainable Development Goals globally and involve young Qatari professionals in the UN’s development work as Junior Professional Officers (JPOs).
“A key objective of the Qatar Fund for Development is the achievement of inclusive and sustainable development. The partnership with UNDP is a major step towards achieving this goal. We are proud to collaborate with such an important partner to bridge the gap between humanitarian efforts and development work. The Qatar Fund for Development and the UN have a longstanding record of achievements in the field of sustainable development and peace building. We look forward to continuing this collaboration with UNDP to address underlying risks and strengthen resilience wherever needed” said HE Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development
“We thank the government of Qatar for their strong investment to UNDP’s core capacity and for their support to our cutting-edge Accelerator Labs initiative,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner today in Doha. “It is my hope that by supporting and connecting a diverse group of government actors, entrepreneurs, academics, and civil society with global networks of development innovation and best practice, we can surface nationally inspired solutions that will accelerate and scale up progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 SDGs, an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.