The WFP Innovation Accelerator was launched in 2015 to source new ideas, sprint pilot projects, and scale high-impact innovations by connecting them with WFP’s global network of 20,600 staff and field operations in over 120 countries and territories.
From our base in Munich, Germany, the Accelerator has supported over 100 projects, with 16 innovations scaling-up globally to achieve significant impact. In 2021 alone, these projects reached more than 9 million people across 67 countries through WFP’s humanitarian field operations.
As well as nurturing and scaling start-ups and nonprofits working to achieve Zero Hunger, we have run 18 accelerator programmes for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanitarian Grand Challenge, and other UN Agencies.
Innovations supported by the Accelerator have raised more than US $180 million in co-funding.