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Those who champion blockchain suggest that it is the next big disruptor after the internet that could transform every industry. The technology is still emerging, and with enormous potential. The…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic shook our way of life, it was not the only crisis the  Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) had to deal with — it was just an additional layer to the seven…

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When disaster strikes, a single drone or satellite image can paint a thousand words but convey little about the individual lives turned upside down or the emergency response they need most. Until…

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On this 10th anniversary of Girls in ICT Day, Phyza Jameel, Global ETC Services for Communities and Preparedness Lead, explains the challenges, solutions, and ways of thinking…

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Market access is a well-known challenge for innovators seeking to pilot their ideas in the real world. In the mentoring discussions, innovation teams express consistent concerns: How can we implement…

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Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS), led by the World Food Programme, draws on sustainable energy to keep humanitarians connected. A double row of reflective squares sit atop a corrugated…

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Innovations addressing gender inequality while targeting food security are our best chance to achieve Zero Hunger The world has a gender problem, and that also applies to the 690 million people…

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The new face of hunger required us to innovate at speed and scale. In April 2020, the WFP Innovation Accelerator launched the COVID-19 Fast Track, an innovation challenge to accelerate the…

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Unintentionally, but providing a programme twist, the WFP Innovation Accelerator is hosting its 34th bootcamp in March, a month dedicated to women. Selected from the WFP Innovation Challenge…

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For most people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the Central African Republic (CAR) conjures up images of a truck on its way to deliver food assistance to the country’s…

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On International Women’s Day, eight women working with the World Food Programme share their innovation journeys. Women comprise half of the world’s population and yet, in STEM fields (science,…

In this global pandemic, what was already a challenging and risky endeavour for innovators, can feel even more so than ever before. The pandemic has created huge challenges on how to work, how…

Empowering the local teams closest to a disaster is critical to emergency preparedness and response. That becomes possible when the global teams collaborate on solutions through platforms like&nbsp…

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The WFP Innovation Accelerator is kicking off the 2021 innovation bootcamp season by delivering number 33 — virtually. The bootcamp is a collaboration with MIT Solve, an initiative of the…

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The WFP Jordan Innovation Hub launched in February 2020 to nurture the growing number of innovations and entrepreneurs in Jordan whose solutions tackle local food security issues. It sits at the…

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WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world fighting hunger. Many of the people we serve depend on our assistance in order to survive — but saving lives is only the first step; we also…

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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…

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COVID-19 has left almost no workplace untouched — including the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany. We switched 50+ employees to remote…

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WFP has always had a curious mind for the potential of innovation and technology to help fight hunger and positively impact the lives of the people it serves. Innovating to scale is in our…

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As we started 2020, nobody could have predicted the year we would experience. The impacts of COVID-19 were felt universally, creating deep and lasting implications for global food security. The…