World Food Programme Humanitarian Supply Chain Challenges - Jakob Kern

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

MIT E51-315, 315 Tang Center 100 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142

The WFP annually assists 90 million people in more than 80 countries. This talk will focus on how WFP’s activities around the world have changed, and the biggest trends for the organization. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid, and special operations.

In addition to highlighting the role of supply chain in the successful implementation of WFP’s programs around the world, Mr. Kern will also draw on his extensive experience from Syria, where he addressed a multitude of issues in a country undergoing conflict including access challenges, the implementation of the first ever high-altitude airdrops, humanitarian convoys, etc.

This is a free event and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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