Data-driven analysis of informal market and food supply chains in Zimbabwe
Join the UNDP Zimbabwe Accelerator Lab and the UNDP Innovation Team from Istanbul Regional Hub as they showcase how data can be used for decision making and accelerate the 2030 sustainable development Goals. Given that Zimbabwe has the second largest informal economy in the world, food markets and supply chains are often complex and characterized by multiple players operating at different stages. During the last three months the UNDP Accelerator Lab working with Flow Immersive analyzed and visualized market data across Zimbabwe to study the factors that determine market activity, and their potential effect on the resilience of informal vendors. Additionally, the data were used to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has stressed the economy’s weak points and affected vulnerable populations who rely on vending for their livelihood. The event will consist of a 15-minute pre-recorded augmented reality presentation on the results of the project followed by a QnA session. Representatives from UNDP Zimbabwe Accelerator Lab, the UNDP Innovation Team and Flow Immersive will be available to discuss the use data and augmented reality in the developmental space.