Building on WFP’s legacy of innovation, the WFP Innovation Accelerator was launched in 2015 to pilot new solutions and scale promising innovations to disrupt hunger. We supported 106 innovation projects at various levels of maturity (i.e., sprint, scale-up, SDGx Acceleration) and positively impacted the lives of 37 million people across 88 countries in 2022. We received over 2,500 applications from 128 countries around the world, showing the reach and value our innovation programmes offer.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator was named in Fast Company’s lists of 2021's Most Innovative Companies (Non-Profit), 2021's Best Workplaces for Innovators, and 2020’s Innovation Team of the Year. Globally, WFP was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict." Find out more at www.wfp.org/enablers