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Can big data end hunger?

Can big data end hunger?

This HagueTalks will explore the future of food security and the ways in which young leaders from around the world can create positive change. You will engage in a lively discussion about the future of feeding the planet and the right to food. It will showcase how the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University work towards achieving zero hunger amongst Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, humanitarian responders need information about its impact to advocate and plan for an effective response. Gathering data about the most vulnerable communities helps agencies understand how people have been affected, how they are coping and what assistance they need. It is here where the enormous drive from many individuals from all walks of life is key, as they can act as advocates for empowering the most vulnerable.


Jorn Poldermans and Mark Verheul are from The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

Jorn created his own job by co-founding The Hague’s chapter of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab network, focusing on leveraging technology for society’s biggest challenges. He currently works on several big data projects.

Mark was in charge of The Hague’s contribution at the World Expo 2015 in Milan Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life. He experienced an enormous drive from many individuals from all walks of life towards a more just, effective and efficient production and distribution of food on a global scale. Mark will share his most innovative “The Hague’s Best Practices”.

Mark and Jorn will be joined by a local entrepreneur immigrant with an inspiring story.


Is it possible to achieve positive peace and international justice without raising ethical standards?

Every year there are around a hundred armed conflicts in the world, ranging from large scale conflicts to smaller conflicts. Peace has been defined in a negative way as the ‘absence of armed conflict’, regardless of the level of other armed violence like organized crime…

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  • Ir. Johannes van der Harst says, "Message *The materialistic focus can be diminished by education, including good relations via all sorts of aquaintices and stimulating polit... Read more"
  • Tony Oposa Jr says, "Excellent message. Look forward to making contact with you one day. Keep up the good work!"