Tech Activism: The Next Frontier Social Movement

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Technology has connected billions across the globe to essential services. Taking this approach to activism and social good reveals the next frontier of impact. This panel covers the current approaches of WFP's award-winning public donation app, ShareTheMeal, Google’s product scaling and XPRIZE’s public competitions. Practical examples from the UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s Innovation Accelerator include not only ShareTheMeal (its first “innovation” to scale), but also EMPACT (connecting young refugees and vulnerable communities to the future of work) and digital identity opportunities. Involving the end user at each stage of the process ensures that any movement is rooted in seeking to positively impact the lives of the greatest number of people globally.

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Bernhard Kowatsch

United Nations World Food Programme

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