The World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII: Donate Now
The number of people who are acutely hungry has surged to 345 million - the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. The UN World Food Programme and GBBC Giving are aiming to raise $100 million in donations in fiat and crypto for a pilot proj[...]
It's becoming more and more difficult for families to make ends meet, with rising inflation and energy prices. The USDA has estimated that food prices will increase 10 percent this year, making it even harder to feed our families. But even in these difficult times, we can still make good choices about the food we put on the table.
The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, with the number of acutely hungry people soaring from 135 million to 345 million. This acute hunger is a state where people march towards starvation. Many people in the world will not have the food choices available to them that we do, and this is a tragic situation. We must all work together to help those in need and end this crisis.
When Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, found out that it only takes 80 cents a day to feed a child properly, it shocked him. He thought if people could tap a button on their smartphones to give 80 cents to feed a child, the solution to this problem could be accelerated, and the “ShareTheMeal” app was born.
Innovation is key to tackling big challenges, both in the commercial for-profit world and in the not-for-profit world, where many of the big social challenges we face are even bigger than the big global business challenges, according to Kowatsch. Innovation can help us find new and creative ways to tackle big challenges, whether they are in business or in society. We need to be open to new ideas and approaches if we want to make progress on the big challenges we face.
ShareTheMeal is an amazing app that allows users to share meals with people in need all around the world. The app has won multiple awards, including “app of the year” on both Apple and Android platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook has praised the app for its ability to help people in need and called the developer community “incredible”.
The Building Blocks project from the World Food Programme is a blockchain application that will help refugees to buy food at local stores. The app will use iris scanning or other forms of digital authentication to validate transactions and transfer tokenized money on the Ethereum blockchain. This will help to ensure that refugees have access to the food they need, and that transactions are safe and secure.
I believe that innovation and technology can help solve many of the complex problems we face in society. They are not just the domain of venture capital and business, but can be used to create social impact as well. The WFP Innovation Accelerator is one such example, which is modeled after Silicon Valley accelerators but with a focus on social impact. I believe that by leveraging the power of innovation and technology, we can make the world a better place for all.
The Building Blocks blockchain solution is a innovative way to help people in need. The idea was submitted to the Innovation Accelerator by a WFP Finance Officer who went on to attend the innovation boot camp and pilot the app with 100 people in Pakistan. The next pilot was with 10,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan jumping to over 100,000 people in seven months. The Building Blocks blockchain solution is helping to change the lives of people in need.
This is an amazing innovation that has helped save millions of people money on banking fees. It is incredible that it started with just a $100,000 grant and has now grown to help over one million people. I hope that this innovation continues to grow and help even more people save money on their banking fees.
With blockchain technology, refugees in need can have access to a unit of account that can be redeemed for food at local stores. This is a technologically elegant solution that can have a high degree of social utility.
The WFP announcement of a joint initiative with the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) at the 2022 United Nations General Assembly in New York last week was a huge step forward in the fight against hunger and poverty. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, provide a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal 2 is Zero Hunger, and the WFP's Mission is to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The partnership between the WFP and GBBC will help to accelerate progress towards this goal by harnessing the power of blockchain technology to build a more efficient, transparent, and inclusive global food system.
The join initiative is a great way to address the many interconnected issues facing the world today. By working together, we can find transformative solutions to problems like the war in Ukraine, the energy and cost-of-living crises, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the humanitarian disasters caused by climate change. This initiative is a watershed moment that could help to change the world for the better.
The GBBC Giving partnership with the World Food Programme is a major step forward for blockchain technology. The potential to raise $1 billion for the WFP through this partnership is a testament to the power of blockchain technology. This pilot project has the potential to make a major impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.
The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is working to help alleviate the global hunger crisis by harnessing the power of blockchain technology. GBBC CEO Sandra Ro says that the organization is working with its corporate members, blockchain clubs, and academic institutions to develop innovative solutions to help address the issue. The GBBC is hoping that by raising awareness of the issue and developing new blockchain-based solutions, it can help make a meaningful impact in the fight against hunger.
The corporate funding pledges GBBC Giving has already received are both numerous and substantial and will help to kick start the pilot program with great momentum. The pilot will start in January 2023 and will look to scale to the moonshot target in October 2024. This is an ambitious but achievable goal that will help to transform the way businesses operate and move towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. The corporate pledges are a strong show of support for this initiative and will help to ensure its success.
I believe that a $1 billion food for crisis fund could have a significant impact on ending world hunger. The $500 million dedicated to saving the most vulnerable people on the planet would be a great start, and the other $500 million dedicated to the Innovation Accelerator would help drive social entrepreneur startups focused on this issue. With this level of commitment and investment, I believe we could make significant progress in ending world hunger.
I believe that social entrepreneurs are the key to solving many of the world's problems. They have the passion and drive to make a difference, and with the right support, they can achieve amazing things. The WFP Accelerator is a great example of an organization that is working to support social entrepreneurs. They are providing funding and resources to help them scale their impact. I believe that with more organizations like this, we can make a real difference in the world.
I agree that the world needs more thinking, collaborating, and particularly doing in order to solve many of the social problems facing us today. I think that using private capital and donations in the hands of professional asset managers and technology innovators is a great way to start solving some of these problems. I think there is much for all of us to learn from here and I applaud this effort.