Explore knowledge resources from the WFP Innovation Accelerator, including reports, case studies, insights, and videos to support innovation teams and organizations working towards social impact.
Discover the WFP Innovation Accelerator's most recent Year in Review reports to get an overview of our work and innovation projects that have positively impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide
Year in Review 2022
We’re proud to have created a space where innovation can thrive. See how much we accomplished with your support last year, reaching 37 million people through innovation projects worldwide.
Year in Review 2021
Despite another challenging year, 2021 was filled with impact and growth. Our portfolio of 52 projects positively impacted the lives of 9 million people in 67 countries.
Year in Review 2020
A look back at how the WFP Innovation Accelerator celebrated five years of operations and continued to deliver impact through the challenges of a global pandemic.
Case Studies and Toolkits
From ideation to impact, explore real-world examples of how WFP is implementing innovation projects that create social impact across various domains
WFP-X Moonshot Toolkit
WFP-X is WFP's first-ever exploration of moonshot innovation for urban food security in 2030 megacities. Discover the WFP-X Toolkit that offers a set of design-thinking inspired methods, created over a 9-month period and tested with local Tanzanian innovators, to design solutions that can change the world.
Fenik in Malawi
A brief innovation case study featuring Fenik in Malawi is an example of how refrigeration innovations can increase the availability of nutritious food.
Leaders and Intrapreneurs: Driving Investment in Frontier Markets
A case study of the World Food Programme in the report from ODI and the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative showcases our work in innovative finance and how it facilitates investment in frontier markets.
Thrive Agric in Nigeria
Brief innovation case study featuring Thrive Agric in Nigeria, an example of how innovation can complement emergency operations in conflict-affected areas.
From idea to impact: WFP CODA’s humanitarian innovation journey
This case study takes us through a 5-year innovation journey of CODA, WFP’s digital innovation that has transformed malnutrition management.
Seed, Scale, Structure: How international organizations shape innovation
A case study of the WFP Innovation Accelerator in the report by the University of Geneva showcases our journey in establishing an organizational structure dedicated to innovation.
Explore innovative solutions for social impact with practical insights and how-tos from the WFP Innovation Accelerator's experience
How to bring projects to scale
This guidance manual offers unique insights and lessons learned for scaling highly impactful innovations based on our experience implementing WFP's Scale-Up Enablement Programme - one of the first within the United Nations to enable innovation scaling since its launch in 2019.
How to establish an organizational structure that fosters innovation
In this article, we share our top 5 tips and lessons learned on designing a corporate innovation function based on the experience of the WFP Innovation Accelerator.
WFP Innovation Lessons Learned (2022)
Pivots, failures and change are an inherent part of the innovation process. Lessons learned from responding to these challenges give ground for growth and innovation. Discover our 18 lessons learned from 2022 focused on enabling factors for innovation scaling, designing data-driven programmes, exploring emerging technologies and new financing models, and more.
WFP Innovation Lessons Learned (2021)
Explore our unique lessons learned from 2021 - on designing effective innovation programmes, sourcing impactful innovations from around the world, and leveraging new ways of working to enhance our operations.
WFP Innovation Lessons Learned (2020)
Discover our unique lessons learned from 2020 as we adapted our programmes and operations to become a fully virtual innovation accelerator amid the pandemic.
How WFP’s SDGx Acceleration unit is harnessing collaboration and innovation to achieve SDGs
Read inspiring stories of two innovative ventures that have achieved impact at scale after participating in acceleration programmes created by WFP’s SDGx Acceleration unit and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
How blockchain innovation is enhancing humanitarian response
As an early adopter of blockchain in the humanitarian and development sector, WFP is exploring further opportunities to trailblaze on this front. Here’s some of our recent blockchain projects that can change the game for good.
How AI can help tackle world hunger
WFP explores responsible, sustainable, and inclusive uses of AI as part of its Frontier Innovations Programme, which seeks technological innovations that can enhance humanitarian work. Learn how 5 innovations powered by artificial intelligence are adding value to our work.
How WFP uses satellite imagery and machine learning in emergencies
Learn about SKAI, an AI-powered tool co-developed by WFP and Google Research that automatically analyses satellite images to assess damage from disasters.
How WFP’s PRISM provides real-time impact through open-source software
Global Programme Manager of PRISM, WFP's climate monitoring system, shares insights about the project's development and why it was important to make the technology open-source.
How regional innovation can transform the future of food systems
Five reasons why we believe supporting regional innovation is the way forward to building food systems that cater to everyone.
Reenvisioning a Fractured Global Food System
Published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, this article is a thought piece on WFP's work in ensuring sustainable global food systems and the role of regional innovation hubs.
Find inspiration in our video collection showcasing disruptive innovations, insightful expert talks, and highlights from WFP's innovation bootcamps and programmes