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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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In Lebanon, a U.N. pilot program is trying to use technology and digital innovations to provide food for hundreds of thousands of Syrians. 

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To combat food shortages, the U.N. World Food Program is using technologies like iris scans to track refugee spending habits and hydroponics to grow livestock feed.

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Near real-time monitoring of food security situation in more than 90 countries set to inform better decisions.  

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The five winners of the 2019 WFP Innovation Awards were announced yesterday at the annual Global Management Meeting in London.

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Yasser, a Syrian refugee in Iraq recalls his journey from longing to study to becoming a web designer through WFP’s EMPACT scheme

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The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator was launched four years ago, building on WFP’s strong history of embracing innovation and technology to achieve…

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At a UN roundtable discussion, attendees got the chance to listen to the story of Yasser, a young Syrian refugee who fled Syria in 2011 due to the ongoing conflict, and is currently living in Iraq.

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The WFP Innovation Acccelerator and Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge are collaborating to support 25 teams working on innovative solutions to save and improve the lives of…

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From growing vegetables in the desert to digital training that allows refugees to continue working wherever they are living.

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This year’s WFP Innovation Challenge sourced 714 applications from 95 countries around the world. That’s no small success: when it comes to the number of external applications, this was WFP’s…

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WFP Innovation and the Gates Foundation are partnering to bring 10 global teams to Tanzania for a high-intensity Innovation Bootcamp.

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55 innovators from around the world joined WFP in San Francisco to work alongside leading tech companies and experts.

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In the desert slums of Lima, Peru, where conditions are harsh and water scarce, Merly struggled to provide nutritious food to her children. In 2016, eager to provide her children with a better…

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When asked about the likelihood of achieving the UN's goal of ending world hunger by 2030, Kowatsch displayed the optimism characteristic of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. "I believe we can get there,…

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The WFP Innovation Accelerator has launched the 2019 Innovation Challenge, inviting innovators from around the world to submit out-of-the-box proposals to end hunger.

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‘What I thought could be a solution for my own animals has become a solution for a whole community’

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As we enter the fourth year of the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, we wanted to reflect on our most important key metric — impact.

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Staying at the forefront of technology to meet people’s needs

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WFP and UNFPA supported eight teams designing, prototyping and testing bold solutions to help accelerate universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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The World Food Programme is using hydroponics to empower women and create a hunger-free world by 2030