25/02/2015, Adrian van der Knaap (World Food Programme), on "World Food Programme (WFP)"

 Abstract

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, WFP gets food assistance to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, WFP uses food assistance to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Mr Adrian van der Knaap will focus his lecture on unsolicited in-kind services and consolidation of logistics services in the humanitarian sector.

Biography 

Adrian van der Knaap is currently Chief Transport and Logistics Services of the Logistics Division for World Food Programme (WFP). Previous positions in WFP include Head of Logistics in Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola and Sudan as well as Head of the Sub-Office in Gulu/Uganda and Juba/Sudan. From 2002 to 2006, he led the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre in Rome (the predecessor of the Logistics Cluster) with stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to WFP, Adrian has worked as a Logistics Officer for MSF-Holland (Khartoum) and for Norwegian People’s Aid (South Sudan) as well as a Civil-Military Liaison Officer for UNHCR (Zaire) and for FAO’s Emergency Division (seconded by WFP). Prior to joining the humanitarian sector, he worked in the banking sector and selection & recruitment business.

More about Adrian van der Knaap  

Time

Start:

February 25th, 2015 @ 06:00 pm

End:

February 25th, 2015 @ 07:30 pm

Venue

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) at Hörssal
Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg, Germany  
Click here to get directions to the KLU.

Contact

Melanie Winkelmann

Tel.:

+49 40 328707-201

Fax:

+49 40 328707-209
 

CONTACT

Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid
Großer Grasbrook 17 
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 328707-241
Email: aloha@riloha.org

 

 

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