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The $7 Billion F-Word

Mar 16, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: The $7 Billion F-Word, Mar 16, 2022

We produce enough food on this planet to feed everyone. And yet, nearly 811 million people worldwide are hungry today, and 45 million people are on the edge of famine across 43 countries. They say life is priceless, and yet there is a cost to save these lives: $7 billion dollars. Join us for an inside look at how the United Nations World Food Programme fights famine and the cutting-edge innovations that its technology incubator — Innovation Accelerator — sources, supports and scales to solve hunger. Since launching in 2015, the Accelerator has supported more than 100 projects across 69 countries, with 16 innovations scaling up to improve life for nearly 9 million people. Find out how mobile technology, artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain are transforming how we combat hunger.

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Bernhard Kowatsch

United Nations World Food Programme

Elizabeth Nyamayaro

United Nations World Food Programme

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