WFP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation Team Up

Students join WFP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation to explore the 'Brave New Networked World'

As part of WFP London’s activities around World Food Day (16 October), UK students were invited to ‘turbo-charge’ their online campaigning during a seminar co-hosted by WFP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the latter’s Canary Wharf HQ.

The day-long event, ‘Turbo-charge your campaign: Social Media for Humanitarian Change’ brought students, humanitarians, journalists and social media experts together for a lively panel discussion, chaired by Samir Farah of the BBC’s Arabic Service. This was followed by Thomson Reuters’ launch of, then exhibitors of ‘Cool Tools’ showcased their online platforms and participants joined workshops led by social media experts to create online campaigns around World Food Day

See online coverage and watch the discussion panel

Watch the interview with Greg Barrow, WFP Deputy Director of Communications and Social Media