WFP and Alibaba enter into a partnership towards a World with Zero Hunger


WFP and Alibaba enter into a partnership towards a World with Zero Hunger

The partnership will support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – a world with zero hunger.

Alibaba and The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered into a strategic partnership to achieve a world with zero hunger – which is Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.

Under the framework agreement, Alibaba will provide its leading technology and resources to support the digital transformation of WFP’s operations.

Alibaba operates the Alibaba Cloud and will avail this infrastructure and collaborate with WFP to develop a digital ‘World Hunger Map’ to monitor the status of global hunger and help enhance the efficiency of operations to support efforts towards the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.

The agreement was signed at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China by WFP’s Executive Director, David Beasley, and Alibaba Partner and Chairman of the Alibaba Foundation, Sun Lijun. 

Sources (Business Standard/BIS Infortec/ WFP Press Release)

About World Hunger Map - Is a global map that shows the levels of hunger in the world. The 2018 Hunger map notes that there are 821 million people on the world who have no access to food. Read more

About Alibaba Group - Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere and the company aims to achieve sustainable growth for 102 years. For fiscal year ended March 2018, the company reported revenues of US$39.9 billion. Read more

About WFP- The United Nations World Food Programme - saving lives in emergencies and changing lives for millions through sustainable development. WFP works in more than 80 countries around the world, feeding people caught in conflict and disasters, and laying the foundations for a better future. Read more

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