The knowledge and skills of all TNT employees lies at the hart of the partnership with WFP. Lots of colleagues worked on logistics related projects. Where you one of them or do you have an opion about this? Please tell us all about it. Share your knowledge here on our blog.
Several weeks have gone by since my last blog, in the mean time I have made several trips to Atlanta and 1 to Los Angeles in the US. With the project team we have conducted many interviews with the three NGO’s that participate in SUSTAIN GP.
As of the beginning of March I am assigned to the SUSTAIN GP Partnership. Normally, specialist assignments are carried out in Africa or other far-away places of this world, this assignment is a bit different. Until now my main tasks have been in the United States and from the head office in Hoofddorp.
The SUSTAIN GP project is a Partnership with a number of NGO’s (Non- Governmental Organisations), Logistics providers and Consultancy firms. This partnership is dedicated to providing a supply chain platform for efficient delivery of humanitarian aid and development support.
Finalise my work with WFP Global Humanitarian Services, Wrap-up my open projects and debrief the stakeholders, Clean my desk and hand over the work I’ve done, Check my to-do list for the very last time…
And also to...
Say goodbye and “thanks for everything!” to my colleagues,
Say Tschuss, au revoir, masalaama, adios, arrivederci and e noho rā to my friends,
Pack my bags, return the rental car and my keys to the landlord,
Enjoy my last iftar and shisha…
But also to…
This August, I’m working in Cairo, functioning as an Information Management Officer in the Logistics Cluster for Libya. The Logistics Cluster, led by WFP, coordinates logistics support for the humanitarian community in emergencies. It is basically a group of organisations working together to improve the effectiveness of relief response. In every Cluster there’s someone who takes care of information management; keeping track of all actions and situations and feeding them back into the right channels.
A Logistics Capacity Assessment is a study of a country’s logistics infrastructure. They are designed to obtain information about a country’s or region’s food aid transportation infrastructure.
Thomas Goossens Thomas Goossens is a 27 year old project engineer working for TNT in Belgium. As part of the Moving the World specialist volunteer programme, he was ‘lent’ to the WFP for two months to help equip its vehicles with GPS tracking systems. With WFP, Thomas traveled to Dubai, Khartoum, Toulouse, and finally to Rome, to the UN agency’s headquarters. During this interview he talks about his experiences within the assignment and his impressions working with WFP. What did your mission involve? TG: I was doing what we call a ‘specialist programme’.