The WFP Innovation Accelerator was launched in 2015 to source new ideas, sprint pilot projects, and scale high-impact innovations by connecting them with WFP’s global network of 20,600 staff and field operations in over 120 countries and territories.

From our base in Munich, Germany, the Accelerator has supported over 100 projects, with 16 innovations scaling-up globally to achieve significant impact. In 2021 alone, these projects reached more than 9 million people across 67 countries through WFP’s humanitarian field operations.

As well as nurturing and scaling start-ups and nonprofits working to achieve Zero Hunger, we have run 18 accelerator programmes for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanitarian Grand Challenge, and other UN Agencies.

Innovations supported by the Accelerator have raised more than US $180 million in co-funding.

Media enquiries: global.innovation@wfp.org

Media Resources
Facts, figures and case studies for media professionals, researchers and anyone interested in learning how the WFP and the WFP Innovation Accelerator are supporting innovations to disrupt hunger.
Link to WFP Innovation Accelerator Factsheet

Learn more about us

Review the key facts and figures about our projects and programmes to find out about the Accelerator, what’ve we’ve achieved and where we go from here.

See what we’ve been up to

A look back at 2021; a year of impact and growth. We were at the forefront of innovation as we worked to disrupt hunger and combat the effects of COVID19.

Link to WFP Innovation Map

View WFP's global innovations

Use this interactive map to understand more about WFP's innovations and technology solutions, and where various projects and programmes are implemented globally.

 

 

Link to WFP Innovation Accelerator Team Biographies

Get to know us

The Accelerator is a diverse group of over 70 innovators from 35 countries that speak 20 languages. Here you can download bios to learn more about our leadership team.

Link to WFP Digital Transformations Report

Understand WFP's digital transformation

An overview of how digital innovation, technology and data analysis are foundational to WFP’s work in action - from the COVID-19 response to climate change, social protection, and conflict.

Our Innovation Principles
Human-Centered Design
Creating tailor-made solutions for people we serve.
BUILDLEARNMEASURE
Lean Startup
Experimentation, iterative design and user feedback.
Our Donors
The WFP Innovation Accelerator is generously supported by:
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Federal Foreign Office Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry Government of the Netherlands USAID The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg