Food. Water. Energy. Demand for these basic human needs is shifting as populations continue to grow and become more urban.
With the global population estimated to reach 8 billion by 2030, we cannot wait to plan for human needs, sustainability and growth. What we need is an integrated view of how to tackle these global issues – and support future generations.
Project 8 is making that possible.
Project 8 (P8) offers global development organizations and researchers a single online platform and community: For accessing and analyzing data. Sharing exciting findings. And collaborating on important topics – from food security to the future of agriculture.
Global problems require global solutions. For the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Foundation and several other organizations, working to predict and plan for the future was nothing new. But their efforts had been isolated – based on their own data, projections and mathematical models.
Leaders from these institutions – as well as Accenture, Nielsen, Salesforce, The Conference Board and The Demand Institute – saw a pressing need for global collaboration. With the ability to share data, organizations would be better able to understand challenges, mobilize and align resources, and support effective decision- and policymaking.