EMPACT is an innovation project of the World Food Programme that supports young people to start tech careers, bridging their way out of hunger and poverty to the future of work and self-reliance. After successfully training nearly 7,000 young people in digital skills in Iraq, Lebanon and Kenya, EMPACT started a pilot project in Turkey in September 2020. The first cohort launched in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, targeting refugees and low-income youth, and adapted swiftly to the new physical distancing reality under COVID-19.