Hacking Hunger Episode 11: pinpointing hunger with mobile phones

In the latest of their ‘hacking hunger’ podcast series, WFP USA’s M.J. Altman talks to Jean-Martin Bauer about  how mobile phones in the hardest-to-reach corners of our world are changing how we understand and fight hunger.

In the podcast Bauer discusses how his 12 years as a humanitarian worker stationed in West Africa inspired him to think about using mobile phones to gather food security data. He touches on using mVAM methods in emergencies like Iraq and tackling gender disparities in mobile phone use, and also discusses how mVAM shares the data it collects with the communities it serves as well as wider humanitarian community.

Check out the podcast below, or subscribe to “Hacking Hunger” on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and TuneIn Radio.




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