Project Xavier

URBAN HUNGER

How might we help vulnerable urban residents afford and access good food?

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Week 1: Kick-off   During the kick-off week the core team conducted interviews with WFP stakeholders and development specialists in Tanzania. These interviews gave us a good understanding of what…   Read More →

Week 1: Kick-off

During the kick-off week the core team conducted interviews with WFP stakeholders and development specialists in Tanzania. These interviews gave us a good understanding of what…

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Week 2: Synthesis   During the synthesis week the IDEO.org team worked with the WFP Accelerator team to create a trip report and refine the challenge statement agreed on during the kick-off week.   Read More →

Week 2: Synthesis

During the synthesis week the IDEO.org team worked with the WFP Accelerator team to create a trip report and refine the challenge statement agreed on during the kick-off week.

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Week 3: Research   The team got knee deep into research around what today’s urban food challenges are and what they may be in the future.   Read More →

Week 3: Research

The team got knee deep into research around what today’s urban food challenges are and what they may be in the future.

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Week 4: More Research   This week the team went deep with experts from a wide range of background in the food system - from professors to private sector food organizations.   Read More →

Week 4: More Research

This week the team went deep with experts from a wide range of background in the food system - from professors to private sector food organizations.

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Week 5: Research Assets & Sacrificial Concepts   This week was make time with creation of discussion guides, research assets and sacrificial concepts for on-ground research.   Read More →

Week 5: Research Assets & Sacrificial Concepts

This week was make time with creation of discussion guides, research assets and sacrificial concepts for on-ground research.

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Week 6: Field Trip   This week the team got their hands dirty literally and figuratively getting to understand urban food and eating in Dar es Salaam.   Read More →

Week 6: Field Trip

This week the team got their hands dirty literally and figuratively getting to understand urban food and eating in Dar es Salaam.

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Week 7: Generative Workshop   This week the team started synthesizing the observations from the research trip, highlighted a few interesting insights and planned / produced a workshop to share those insights with select thought partners.   Read More →

Week 7: Generative Workshop

This week the team started synthesizing the observations from the research trip, highlighted a few interesting insights and planned / produced a workshop to share those insights with select thought partners.

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Week 8: Synthesis   This week the team of IDEO.org and WFP Innovation Accelerator members worked together to discuss each of the key observations and talk through the underlying behaviors and insights that may have implications for our design.   Read More →

Week 8: Synthesis

This week the team of IDEO.org and WFP Innovation Accelerator members worked together to discuss each of the key observations and talk through the underlying behaviors and insights that may have implications for our design.

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Week 9: Shifts   This week the team concluded synthesis and began to think about major shifts needed to get to zero hunger based on our insights.   Read More →

Week 9: Shifts

This week the team concluded synthesis and began to think about major shifts needed to get to zero hunger based on our insights.

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Week 10: Mapping the System   Through the research phase the team identified that affordability was the biggest threat to food security and nutrition.   Read More →

Week 10: Mapping the System

Through the research phase the team identified that affordability was the biggest threat to food security and nutrition.

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Week 11: Looking Out   This week the team explored existing technology and the application that it might have in making local food economies more efficient and resilient.   Read More →

Week 11: Looking Out

This week the team explored existing technology and the application that it might have in making local food economies more efficient and resilient.

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Week 12   Coming Soon.  Read More →

Week 12

Coming Soon.

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WFP-X is an experimental approach to pursue moonshot solutions to end hunger by 2030.

 
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