Here’s how innovations using artificial intelligence can add value to WFP’s humanitarian operations

By Gulia Rakhimova

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. That is Sustainable Goal 2: Zero Hunger, one of 17 goals established in 2015 to address global challenges and create a more sustainable future for all. Photo: WFP/Sean Rajman.

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 visual perception, speech recognition, and…

Bringing digital solutions to communities on the frontline of climate change

By Brent Carbno, Global Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Coordinator at the UN World Food Programme

Few countries today can consider themselves untouched by climate change whether they are impacted by increasingly frequent storms, prolonged and unseasonal drought or unprecedented wildfires. …

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

©contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2014–20), processed by ESA/Norut–SEOM Insarap study, Planetek Rheticus Service/GEP, CNR-IREA & BRGM/ENVEO, CCI & FFG

Hunger is prevailing. In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 811 million people still go to bed…

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 Program!

By Carlos Paniagua Ferrari

The World Food Programme (WFP)’s Innovation Accelerator brings entrepreneurial and start-up methodologies into its innovation bootcamps which identify and test solutions to enhance humanitarian assistance. Photo: WFP/Emanuel Feruzi

The outbreaks of infectious diseases in recent years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, are taking a devastating toll on…

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 helpline in June at the request of the country’s Ministry of Health.

By Elizabeth Millership

The prefabricated unit containing the only dedicated…

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

By Natalie Magee

Innovation has always been an important component of how the World Food Programme (WFP) works towards achieving its mission of Zero Hunger. The WFP Innovation Champions Community is an initiative of the WFP Innovation Accelerator that supports and empowers WFP staff to become “intrapreneurs” or agents of…

In conversation on Innovation
with Lauren Landis and Bernhard Kowatsch

Alongside the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, we sat down with Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, and Lauren Landis, Representative & Country Director for WFP Kenya for a conversation around the latest collaboration and investment dedicated to scaling innovation in Kenya.

Interview by Sandra…

WFP Innovation Accelerator

Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.

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