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GEM Foundation Chosen Among Ten Innovators for Hunger-Free and Resilient World

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Dec 14, 2023

Nov 20, 2023

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November 20, 2023. The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation has been selected among 10 pioneering teams recognised by the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator for their focus on crisis relief and resilience, contributing to a hunger-free world. This initiative aims to enhance global efforts toward a safer and stronger world by addressing acute food insecurity while promoting community resilience.


With an astounding 1400+ applications from 122 countries, the selection process identified GEM Foundation's commitment to seismic safety and community resilience among the groundbreaking innovations. GEM's efforts align with this critical initiative, amplifying seismic safety measures and strengthening community resilience in earthquake-prone areas.


Vitor Silva, Head of Risk Engineering expressed gratitude for the recognition, stating, “Being selected among numerous applicants reflects the value of GEM products to identify vulnerable communities, and act rapidly when destructive events occur. Our focus with the World Food Programme will be in aligning GEM models and tools with their existing framework.”

GEM looks forward to participating in the WFP Innovation Pitch Event on February 16, 2024. This recognition not only acknowledges GEM's dedication to seismic safety but also affirms its role in contributing to a world where no one suffers from hunger.


To learn more about the initiative and the selected teams, visit:

https://wfpinnovation.medium.com/from-relief-to-resilience-ten-groundbreaking-innovations-for-a-hunger-free-and-sustainable-world-f014a4217b2e.

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