If you were tasked with ending hunger by 2030, what would you do? For starters, you’d probably come up with as many solutions as possible as fast as possible.
That’s exactly what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing. And they’re asking for all the help they can get.
When it comes to feeding the 795 million people living in hunger every day, time is of the essence. Solutions are needed fast. And the best way to come up with out-of-the-box solutions? Out-of-the-box ideation.
That’s where the Innovation Accelerator comes in.
Established in 2015 in Munich, Germany, the program has a simple mission: “Finding the bright minds, getting them together with the right partners, and actually making ideas happen,” explains Bernhard Kowatsch, head of the Innovation Accelerator. “With doing all of that, we can make zero hunger a reality by 2030.”
They fast-track ideas by providing intensive training, funding, and even coaching from the industry’s best and brightest. Think of them as a startup incubator, only their main goal is addressing global hunger.
To monitor the progress of building new water resources and repairing roads, the WFP is using satellite imagery so they have a trusty eye in the sky.