Improve pandemic preparedness in the Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program!

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

WFP and GIZ launch the Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program

Since pioneering the first humanitarian airlifts 60 years ago, WFP has had an eye for innovations and technologies that can help fight global hunger and advance the SDGs.

New Application Deadline: 26 November 2021

We are in search of scalable digital innovations that can build pandemic preparedness and support the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The programme is built on the premise that open-source technology promotes progress and creates further opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Therefore, we are seeking applications that use open standards, open source or open data approaches towards creating global goods in the following priority areas:

  • Vaccination scheduling: Digital solutions that streamline patient and provider registration processes, appointment schedules, vaccination administration, and immunisation sites.
  • Data management and integration: Tools and platforms addressing challenges to interoperability in health systems, such as data integration, data gaps, data security, and integration of legacy systems.
  • Other digital health tools and solutions, including but not limited to: Micro-planning, vaccine delivery and monitoring, vaccine waste management, raising awareness and counteracting misinformation, safety monitoring, and Adverse Effects for Immunization (AEFI).
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, WFP moved its innovation bootcamps online, fully maximizing the impact of digital innovation programmes. Since March 2020, WFP has hosted 12 virtual bootcamps for impact teams from around the world, addressing a multitude of SDGs.

The call for applications is open until 26 November 2021 at 11:59 pm (CET). To apply, and for more information about the program, eligibility criteria and application process, please visit:

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WFP Innovation Accelerator

WFP Innovation Accelerator

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