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Toughest job on the planet? Stephen Cahill

Stephen Cahill is Director of Logistics at the World Food Programme and F&L is looking forward to welcoming him to F&L Napoli on 15 November 2019 to find out why the private sector must get and stay involved.

“If one of your shipments is lost, diverted, or delayed, you might have an angry customer or a ticked-off boss, but that’s about it. If one of Stephen Cahill’s shipments goes awry, people could die.  Cahill’s role is to ensure that WFP—an arm of the United Nations—is getting the most bang for its food investment buck, and that the food supply chain functions as predictably as possible given the enormous obstacles in its way. The stakes are high: Each night, nearly 1 billion people go to sleep malnourished, according to estimates”.  Read an interview with Stephen

Assisting 86.7 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.  On any given day, WFP has 5,600 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, they distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31.

Let’s meet Stephen on 15th November, and you can find out more