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Episode 13:   4 December 2017

Logo2Alice Clough interviews Sarah Muir, VAM remote sensing analyst, Haidar Baqir, IT engineer, and Ariona Aubrey from WFP’s legal department about WFP’s use of satellites and drones.

Episode 12:   3 August 2017

Logo2Alice Clough interviews Lauren Landis, director of WFP Nutrition, Kusum Hachhethu from mVAM and Todd Rosenstock from ICRAF about mVAM for Nutrition.

Episode 11:   20 June 2017

Logo2Jean-Martin Bauer and Seokjin Han travel to North-Eastern Nigeria to test out our humanitarian chatbot with IDPs affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Episode 10:   31 March 2017

Logo2Alice Clough interviews the VAM team in the Afghanistan country office about why they’ve started using mVAM’s remote food security monitoring system.

Episode 9:   24 February 2017

Logo2VAM’s Arif Husain and Jean-Martin Bauer travel to New York for a hackathon run by Nielsen where the participants try to build a food security surveying chatbot.

Episode 8:  07 October 2016

Logo2Alice Clough interviews Gideon Shimshon from Leiden University’s Centre of Innovation about collaborating with WFP and how using Big Data analysis can help promote food security.

Episode 7:  09 August 2016

Logo2Bienvenue au VAM Talks en français! Ce premier épisode présente mVAM et son utilisation au Burundi.



Episode 6:  20 July 2016

Logo2The mVAM team heads to a Hackathon in Amsterdam where we challenged data scientists to apply their data science skills to humanitarian problems and ‘hack hunger’.


Episode 5:  23 June 2016

Logo2Alice Clough interviews Sid Krishnaswarmy from WFP Uganda about why the country office is adding mVAM to its existing repertoire of food security surveys.

Episode 4:  17 March 2016

Logo2Alice Clough interviews Elliot Vhurumuku, Eric Branckaert, and Eliana Favari, regional VAM officers, to learn more about the mVAM roll out in East Africa, West Africa and the Middle East.


Episode 3:  16 March 2016

Professor Nathan Morrow, one of the authors of Logo2the mVAM Review, talks about mVAM’s achievements and challenges.


Episode 2:  26 January 2016

Jean-Martin BLogo2auer, live from Juba, talks about mVAM’s latest venture: preparing mobile data collection in South Sudan.


Episode 1:  7 December 2015

Jean-Martin BLogo2auer, WFP Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) officer and founder of WFP’s mobile VAM project, explains how mVAM works and how it’s helping WFP collect data in dangerous places.

The VAMTalks podcast is also available on iTunes.