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* Sri Lanka's first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 07:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the first Social Innovation Lab in Sri Lanka.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Hon. Susil Premajayantha and the UNDP Country Director, Jorn Soresensen, signed the joint project document to establish Sri Lanka's first Social Innovation Lab, this morning.

This Lab will be officially launched at a press conference which will be held on Monday, September 25 2017.

The Social Innovation Lab intended to be a private-public-people endeavor anchored within the Government of Sri Lanka is a key outcome of the Sri Lanka's First Foresight and Innovation Summit held last year.

According to the UNDP, the lab will provide a safe-to-fail environment that focuses on social innovation and effective public service delivery, through a function based approach, emphasizing citizen centric design.

The lab will be a rapid prototyping facility for development challenges. It will test policy problems, solutions and ideas before implementation or roll out using foresight tools to take into account multiple alternative future scenarios.

The Innovation Lab, which will be a co-financed initiative, will be aligned to support national development priorities through the prototyping of development ideas to complement accelerated initiatives.

The Lab will be able to comprehensively assess an initial idea within a given timeline and will be a rapid prototyping facility for development efforts - in the form of an idea, a problem or a solution - using foresight tools to take into account multiple alternative future scenarios to make the idea or solution future proof.

It will be a joint initiative between the Government of Sri Lanka and UNDP, acting as an independent body working collaboratively with all government departments and ministries, as well as other external partners on issues which align with national development priorities. The Social Innovation Lab will start its operations this year and will be a three-year pilot project.


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