Jorge Fernandes

World Food Programme
Leveraging 20 years leading innovation in the private sector, Jorge Fernandes is the Head of Innovative Finance, Frontier Innovations and Venture Building at the UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, based in Munich Germany. Together with his team of technology experts (including AI/ML, Blockchain and Crypto) and innovative finance specialists, Jorge is driving the development of new solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of WFP operations, at attracting impact investments towards humanitarian aid, and at promoting financial inclusion of the people WFP serves.
Thursday, October 13
10:25 am - 11:00 am

Meeting the humanitarian need through digital tools

Aid organizations rely on physical cash-assistance programs to deliver the hundreds of billions of dollars in aid disbursed each year, and the need to scale these programs are growing. What if there was a way to disburse aid faster, more transparently, safely, and with fewer barriers at scale? Let's open the door to a new way of thinking about delivering humanitarian aid.