Posts Tagged ‘World Food Programme’:

Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Published on: May 31 2018 by Guest Writer - 14 Comments
A blockchain is basically a special kind of database. They are inherently inefficient compared to a traditional database, but that is viewed as a sacrifice to gain...
Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Published on: Mar 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks and protect...
How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

Published on: Aug 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?
At the moment, The World Food Programme (WFP) and the wider humanitarian system are #FightingFamine in four countries. In Somalia, Yemen, North-Eastern Nigeria...
Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Published on: Aug 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to cash the mobile money they receive from the...
Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Published on: Jul 20 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Whether or not you are aware of it, you have probably interacted with a chatbot – whether checking your finances, making a travel reservation, or even ordering...
How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC

How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC

Published on: May 09 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How ICTs Help WFP Increase Food Security in DRC
Upheaval, uncertainty and instability are common in conflict stricken countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Food Programme (WFP)...
60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

Published on: Aug 28 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There are more refugees and displaced people in the world now than ever before. Fortunately, a much-needed transformation is afoot among humanitarian agencies responding...