Innovations for a World Without Hunger
Speaker: Ms. Hila Cohen, Project Manager and Partnerships Lead at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany.
When: Thursday, 30th March, 1900-2100.
Where: Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333
Sign-Up: Amerika Haus website – www.amerikahaus.de
As a result of climate change and emergencies such as natural catastrophes or conflicts, the food supply for millions of people is insecure. New innovative business models and technologies are needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of a world without hunger by 2030. To highlight recent trends in exponential technologies, Hila will provide illustrative examples and current applications of such innovations in developing countries.
Since 2016, such innovation projects have been supported by the UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator. The Innovation Accelerator offers a fast paced and collaborative environment, bringing together WFP staff, expert advisors and, external innovators from academia, other not-for-profit organizations, the private sector and start-ups.
Hila Cohen is Project Manager and Partnerships Lead at the Munich World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator. She worked for WFP for 3.5 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.