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The UN World Food Programme and its Innovation Accelerator earn four prestigious accolades in the Webby’s newest awards, established to recognize social impact work worldwide

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WFP staff are generally innovation-minded, but what would it take to systematically identify, support and scale up innovations to benefit the communities we serve? In this blog, we gather six…

Meet the 9 teams innovating towards culture change and a more inclusive workplace in the UN...

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Based in Baghdad, Iraq, Ghufran Salim Jabbar, a single mother of two young girls, overcame adversity to achieve success and a promising future for her family. She is an accomplished graduate of the…

Ian, 28, is from Kibera, one of Africa’s largest informal urban settlements. Currently employed as an IT Assistant with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kenya, he remembers what it was like to go…

The World Food Programme (WFP)-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) stepped up to reconnect students with access to the internet and IT equipment. WFP was already serving over 2,600…

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In our quest to explore how Earth Observation (EO) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help people facing food insecurity, Φ-lab at the European Space Agency (ESA),…

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Tawasul, which means “communication” in Arabic, is a call centre serving people in Libya. The hotline is the brainchild of the World Food Programme (WFP)-led Emergency Telecommunications Sector …

PRISM Global Programme Manager Amit Wadhwa shares updates on WFP’s climate monitoring system and talks about why it was important to make the technology open-source.

Since 2018, WFP has been working on a menu creation platform, called School Meal Planner (SMP) PLUS, the first integrated digital solution for school menu creation. The platform has been…

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator recently partnered with the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, the Austrian Development Agency, and the Kofi Annan…

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Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with abundant arable land. Agriculture employs two-thirds of the country’s workforce, and over 80 percent of farmers are smallholder producers, which include…

How solar-powered water systems are supporting climate change-impacted farmers  

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One of the most promising technologies to emerge in recent years is artificial intelligence (AI) — computer programs that can execute tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as…

Apply to the Earth Observation & Artificial Intelligence for SDGs Innovation Programme — a joint programme by the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator and the European Space Agency Φ-lab

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Do you have a digital innovation that can bolster pandemic preparedness and COVID-19 vaccination rollout in low- and middle-income countries? Apply for the Digital Health Innovation Accelerator…

When COVID-19 resurged in CAR in early 2021, causing a 44 percent rise in deaths, the World Food Programme-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) re-launched its toll-free 1212 COVID-19…

A closer look at the first ever WFP Innovation Champions 2021 Global Event

Thinking of establishing a virtual community? Here are some tips from our experience with the WFP Innovations Champions Community

Alongside the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, we sat down with Bernhard Kowatch, Head of the WFP Innovation Accelerator and Lauren Landis, Representative & Country Director…

The WFP Innovation Accelerator joins forces with the WFP Lebanon Country Office to establish a groundbreaking grant to save businesses and strengthen the future of Lebanon’s food systems.