The regional innovation team leads in Arab States and Africa hosted a three-day Hackers Workshop for colleagues from 20 countries across the two regions to familiarise them with UNDP’s Project Cycle Hackers Kit and encourage them to adopt a hacker mentality as they design and implement their programmes and projects. During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with all the tools in the Hackers Kit. Then, they spent time “deep diving” into the handful of tools that they felt could most effectively support their work. Colleagues from five offices in the region participated in the workshop, bringing with them an array of projects and ideas about which Hackers Kit tools to use. For example, the team in Somalia was interested in using tools to design and implement a social innovation initiative to empower Internally Displaced People in co-creating solutions for challenges they face in their communities, particularly the “test your assumptions” and “plan your prototype” tools. The team in Egypt wanted to use the “scaling pathways” tool to identify ways of scaling up the Social Innovation Hubs they launched in partnership with Microsoft and the National Council for Women. By hacking the project cycle, regardless of which stage a project is in, it is hoped that colleagues and national partners can develop projects or initiatives that are more informed and reflective of target citizens’ needs, that can be delivered via stronger partnerships, and that result in more sustainable and sustained impact.