World Food Programme and Alibaba Group to develop a digital ‘World Hunger Map’

5 Nov 2018

The World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba Group (Alibaba) will co-operate to achieve the sustainable development goal (SDG) 2 – a world with zero hunger, through developing a digital World Hunger Map. The map will monitor the status of global hunger, and improve operations required to support efforts towards the goal of ending world hunger by 2030. In line with this aim, a Digital Transformation Working Group will be set up to determine priorities, assess new opportunities, and review progress on projects. ‘We look forward to joining the global campaign of fighting hunger using our innovative technologies in data intelligence and cloud computing, as well as sharing our experience in China and worldwide’, said Sun Lijun, Chairman of the Alibaba Foundation.

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The need for people to gain access to ICT resources and narrow the digital divide is crucial, and is especially relevant now in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also important to understand how access to the Internet affects the level of economic and social development in a country.

 

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