Technology, innovation and data are indeed enablers of humanitarian and development work, but they must be shaped and guided by a clear vision that has people at its centre. For WFP, this is achieving a world with zero hunger by 2030.
Real-time data and analytics go hand in hand with WFP’s global operations, helping to optimize supply chains, coordinate shipments for the global humanitarian community, and procure food cost-effectively.
WFP leverages drones and machine learning to quickly assess damage after natural disasters. We also invest in apps, insurance and microfinance solutions for smallholder farmers vulnerable to the longer-term effects of climate change.
By training young people in digital skills, WFP's EMPACT programme connects refugee communities with opportunities in the digital economy - building resilience and aiding recovery from conflict-related food insecurity.
Mobile money, blockchain and other innovative digital platforms help to make WFP's assistance programmes more efficient, while transforming lives by providing the dignity of choice and financial inclusion.
HungerMapLIVE is an open-access platform that displays near real-time food security information for 90 countries, contextualized with data on conflicts, populations and weather.