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

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When the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Chad in March 2020, a lockdown was swiftly implemented with physical distancing creating pressure on communities already struggling. World Food…

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Access to information is one of the most important things humanitarians need in an emergency. In order for field officers to make decisions and undertake operations, they need to know how many…

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There’s an old saying that rings true for humanitarians racing against the clock to reach those in need: Speed is of the essence. That’s as true today as it ever was. Because time waits for no one…

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WFP uses a variety of tools to securely collect, store, manage and analyze peoples’ data. The largest is a self-developed platform called SCOPE, which not only allows to collect and manage…

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To be effective, innovation and technology should allow the people we serve to unlock their true potential. When people’s lives are hit by conflict, disaster or famine, every second and…

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Drones are a powerful technology for humanitarians because they save time when it is needed most. Work that once took days, like search and rescue and damage assessment after disasters, are reduced…

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With the support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and in collaboration with the Innovation Hub at the WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa based in Nairobi, the WFP…

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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,…