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 more than 22,000 staff and field operations in over 120 countries and territories.
From our base in Munich, Germany, the Accelerator has supported over 100 projects, with 22 innovations scaling-up globally to achieve significant impact. In 2021 alone, 52 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 $196 million in co-funding.
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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.
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.
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.
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.