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GEM Foundation Showcases Earthquake Solutions at WFP Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event


Mar 27, 2024

Feb 16, 2024

Munich, Germany - February 16, 2024. Andrés Abarca Jiménez, GEM Product Manager, recently took the stage at the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event held in Munich, Germany, representing the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.

The event served as a pivotal platform to demonstrate the potential impact of GEM products in supporting humanitarian organisations such as the WFP in their vital work. Speaking at the event with a 3-minute pitch, Andres stressed the significance of forging strong partnerships with organisations like the WFP, leveraging innovative solutions to strengthen preparedness and response efforts, and ultimately making a positive difference in vulnerable communities worldwide.

Reflecting on his participation, Andres shared insights into the challenges and rewards of presenting GEM's initiatives within a tight timeframe. "It takes hours to carefully craft every word, incorporate feedback, practice, and ultimately deliver a convincing pitch," he remarked. "The experience was both tense and very fun."

Expressing gratitude towards the WFP team, fellow participants, and the GEM Foundation, Andres highlighted the importance of collaboration in addressing humanitarian challenges. "Hopefully, this represents an opportunity to establish long-term collaborations," he added, "to utilise GEM products to assist humanitarian organisations in better preparing and responding to earthquakes."

The participation of GEM in such high-profile events underscores its ongoing commitment to enhancing global earthquake resilience and fostering partnerships for positive change.

Watch the pitch event recording on YouTube:

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