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World Food Programme chief lauds front line staff and partners after Nobel Peace Prize win.

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The global pandemic has created the need and opportunity for all sorts of smart innovations to flourish. One example is an app that monitors people’s compliance with their quarantines. I…

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Karnataka’s pilot Annapurti rice ATM will be installed in a slum in Bengaluru, to facilitate the poor to avail of rice on tap. Under the central scheme, the automatic grain dispensers will be…

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PRISM is the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring, and is a data-driven innovation to reduce "dzud" the loss of livestock due to extreme climate events.

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"I am finally able to buy enough food and rent a house of my own" Before EMPACT, I couldn’t afford even basic living such as food and housing. I stayed at my friend’s place, barely making ends…

The main objective of PRISM is simple and has remained constant: to reduce technical barriers in accessing satellite data so that governments and humanitarian agencies can better prepare for and…

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This year’s WFP Innovation Challenge 2020 received a record-setting 793 applications from 95 countries around the world, improving on last year’s challenge which brought in 714 applications in 2019…

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The WFP Innovation Accelerator has worked with Munich neighbors DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or the German Aerospace Center) since its inception in 2015. Those explorations have…

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Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) moved its innovation bootcamps online. As early as March 2020, we ran our first virtual bootcamp, sharing key lessons…

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Watch this interview: bit.ly/WFP-Ibaraki  Futurist Stephen Ibaraki talks in depth with World Food Programme (WFP) executive director David Beasley on the impact of COVID-19 on WFP's…

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27 teams and $17.5 million dollar fund focused on improving access to safe water and sanitation; energy; life saving information; and health supplies and services

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Iris Scans, Hydroponics And Blockchain: How Innovation Is Helping Fight Global Hunger Read the article at Forbes.com David Vetter, senior contributor at Forbes, met with Bernhard Kowatsch, head…

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WFP Innovation Accelerator hosted an expert panel at Goals House in Berlin, Germany, on 21 September 2020, as a side event to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) activities…

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Hunger is on the rise. Unless swift action is taken, some 265 million people in low and middle-income countries will be in acute food insecurity by the end of 2020, due to conflict, climate shocks,…

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WFP Innovation Accelerator has been named among Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2020 — and the New York-based magazine’s Innovation Team of the Year. The news comes as…

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The Innovation Accelerator is holding its first-ever WFP (SDG 2)-focused virtual bootcamp, this time with the support of USAID.

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We are proud to work with Google AI on a Machine Learning approach to satellite image analysis for building damage assessment, which has the potential to greatly reduce the time needed for crisis…

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WFP’s EMPACT digital livelihoods project has collected a list of free online courses to help you learn during COVID-19

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The Atrium is a platform to boost learning, collaboration and conversation about blockchain among the United Nations community.

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We sat down with Singularity University to discuss how WFP is implementing creative, tech-driven solutions to food supply chain, production, and delivery systems—and how innovative startups and…

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WFP is leading the charge on two breakthrough digital solutions as part of a bold effort to enhance the wider UN system.