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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

    Episode 50: Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

    Episode 50: Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Save Lives

    On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke to Jonathan Rivers, who's team at the U.N. World Food Programme uses mobile technology to monitor food security in real time. He describes how this technology works, and the critical role it plays in emergency response.

    • 18 min
    Episode 49: Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

    Episode 49: Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen

    A passion project that began one summer on a fishing boat, The Borgen Project is now a nationwide campaign with volunteers in 931 cities. It advocates, mobilizes and educates to improve the living conditions of people living on less than a dollar a day.  

    On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk Clint Borgen, founder and CEO, to ask him more about how an idea on a fishing boat evolved into a successful anti-poverty movement. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 48: Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

    Episode 48: Linking Hunger and War with Matthew Hollingworth

    Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417, a resolution recognizing the link between hunger and war. But two years later, too little has changed.

    For this episode, we sat down with Matthew Hollingworth, United Nations World Food Programme's country director in South Sudan to reflect on the significance of the resolution and discuss the impact that the new coronavirus pandemic might have on peace and security globally.

    • 17 min
    Episode 47: Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

    Episode 47: Poverty, Policy and Pandemic with Johan Swinnen

    How much of an impact on developing economies will COVID-19 really have? And why will food systems change prevent dire impacts from happening in the future? On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we talk to Johan Swinnen, a top economist and currently director general of The International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 46: “Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

    Episode 46: “Everything Changed Overnight.” WFP USA CEO on Navigating a Global Crisis

    Three months after Barron Segar joined WFP USA as president and CEO, disaster struck. COVID-19 hit and uprooted life as we knew, forcing Barron and WFP USA leadership to reimagine many of their plans.

    • 18 min
    Episode 45: How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

    Episode 45: How Innovation Can Help Solve Hunger During a Pandemic

    As the COVID-19 spreads, innovation and technology is needed more to reach people in need. Bernhard Kowatsch, head of WFP's Innovation Accelerator, explains how the program is working to support WFP's pandemic response.

    • 20 min

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