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Robert Opp

Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, UN World Food

Robert currently leads the Innovation & Change Management Division within the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest provider of humanitarian food assistance with a budget of over US$6.5 billion per year and 15,000 staff members in over 80 countries. In this role, he works to harness the power of innovations to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending hunger by 2030. 

Under his leadership, WFP has established an in-house ‘Zero Hunger’ Innovation Accelerator with an operating budget of over $5 million per year and created the award-winning crowdfunding smartphone app ShareTheMeal that has raised over $11.5 million for children in need to date. Robert also co-leads the UN Innovation Network, an informal, collaborative community of innovators in the UN.