How an innovation accelerator aims to achieve a world without hunger

Apr 16, 07:43 AM
Achieving Zero Hunger and eradicating malnutrition by 2030 is the United Nations World Food Programme’s raison d’être. The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

Hila Cohen, Head of Business Development at the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator explains how they support entrepreneurs and startups working towards ending hunger. Find out how they apply a human-centred design and a lean startup approach to accelerate disruptive innovations as Hila joins us for a fascinating look into the UN WFP Innovation Accelerator.

About Hila Cohen, Head of Business Development and the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator which was launched in August 2015 in Munich, Germany. The Innovation Accelerator’s aim is to accelerate disruptive innovations to reach a world without hunger. The accelerator supports entrepreneurs and startups working towards ending hunger applying a human-centred design and a lean startup approach.

Hila worked in WFP for more than three years before joining the Innovation Accelerator. Beforehand, she worked for 4 year as a hi-tech corporate lawyer in a leading firm in Tel Aviv. She holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) and a Bachelors in Law from the University of Haifa (Israel). She has an avid interest in the latest developments and trends in the technology realm.

Find out more about the UN WFP Innovation Accelerator here