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UN World Food Program "Impact and Scale: Innovation and Technology in Humanitarian Response"

Updated: Apr 8

In early December, we were delighted to partner with the German Mission to the United States and the United Nations World Food Program as they hosted an important discussion on how innovation and technology are making humanitarian response more efficient.

The event took place at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York City, with representatives from the UN, Member States and the private sector attending.​​

During the event, Yasser, a refugee and graduate of the World Food Program’s EMPACT digital skills training program, shared his story via Ava Telepresence Robot from Iraq.

A unique project helping both young refugees and the communities hosting them as they try to emerge from the effects of conflict or economic crisis and build a better future for themselves, EMPACT has already trained more than 2,700 students in digital skills in Lebanon and Iraq. Acquiring digital skills has changed Yasser’s life and enabled a new career and he was excited to share his experience with the meeting participants and answer their questions via the Ava Telepresence Robot.

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