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The WFP Innovation Accelerator adds 2021’s Most Innovative Companies to its list of distinguished awards.

In the first in a series of stories from graduates of EMPACT — the World Food Programme innovation project connecting students at risk of hunger to the global digital economy — Layth, 21,…

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On a sun-baked hill overlooking Kigali, Rwanda, workers from dozens of humanitarian agencies set up telecommunications repeaters side by side, dotting the drumlin with equipment. It was 1994 and the…

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We’ve launched the WFP Innovation Challenge 2021 in search of cutting-edge innovations to rethink our food systems. Do you have one? Apply here before 7 June 2021 at 11:59 pm…

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How can innovations emerge and grow within a large and complex humanitarian organization like WFP? CODA is WFP’s cloud-based technology that digitizes humanitarian interventions such as…

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The World Food Programme (WFP)’s innovation bootcamps focus on supporting bold solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger (SDG 2) by 2030. However, our recent WFP…

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Our goal is to continuously improve the way we provide you with the knowledge and learnings you are most interested in. Please share your thoughts in our audience survey …

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With six decades of innovation under its belt, the World Food Programme (WFP) has an eye for spotting emerging technologies that can have a profound impact on emergency response. So,…

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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…