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Manuela Hernandez

Manuela Hernandez

Manuela Hernandez

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Manuela Hernandez is the recipient of a Masters of Science in the Foreign Service from Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She specialized in International Development and completed a summer consultancy in 2018 at the World Bank Agricultural Global Practice for East Asia and the Pacific Region. Her research focused on agricultural resilience against natural disasters for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Manuela lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently in Virginia until travel restrictions are lifted.

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Digital Surplus Management System

By Kubra Orak

Supported by UNDP to reach SDGs, Whole Surplus provides technology solutions to create value out of unsold inventory.[bc1]  Placing technology at the heart of a crucial issue as food waste, Whole Surplus offers holistic and digital solutions to any type of surplus food, that is eligible for human consumption, animal feeding, recycling or landfilling and matches them with the right partner who offers the highest financial and social value. Moreover, the platform provides a data analytics dashboard to reduce waste at the source. With the help of the technology and network that is created, the aim is to reduce partners’ food waste-related carbon emission by 50% and to reach the zero-landfill goal.

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