From March 6-9, HumanityX co-organised the 2017 VAM Global Meeting together with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the City of the Hague.


During this 4 day event, leading food security analysts, key government and private sector partners explored how (big) data technologies and digital innovations could be used to end global hunger. Participants discussed the potential and limitations of using digital data for development and humanitarian action.


The keynotes and panel discussions were streamed live, and recordings can be found on WFP’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping YouTube channel (VAM Tube). All presentations can be found on the Global Meeting website at the link below.


As a side event, HumanityX and WFP hosted an Action Lab on 7 March, at the Student Hotel in The Hague. This 2-hour event was open to the public, offering them an opportunity to work on data-driven solutions to achieve Zero Hunger.  The winners of the Action Lab were Elenoa Diani (WFP), Rosa Keizer (Ministry of Economic Aff­airs) and Kimmo de Reuver ( They won with their concept ‘Zero Hunger in Big Cities’, a three-stage tool combining several data sets and data localization, linking it to city schools to identify regions with undernourished pupils. You can download their concept here: