“Saving lives is not enough. We also need to change lives.” ~ Lara Prades, head of WFP’s Geospatial UnitPlease click here to read the article that I wrote for MIT Technology Review.
How the World Food Programme Is Changing Lives
The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, known for rushing into danger to feed the hungry. I had the honor of interviewing Lara Prades, the head of the WFP’s geospatial unit, and learning how they manage to be seemingly everywhere at once. It would be an almost impossible management task if it weren’t for the GIS (geographical information system) that Prades runs.