...And We Built The Tent

Published on 30 January 2009

One of the things that TNT has done for WFP recently is build the organization's tent at Davos, where world leaders are discussing solutions to hunger. Peter Bakker, CEO of the Dutch courier company, explains how the corporate partnership with WFP works, through logistics support for emergency operations,  cash contributions and employee mobilization. 


TNT has made a longstanding commitment to helping WFP to fight hunger. Our partnership has been going on for six years. Since 2002, TNT has contributed more than 52 million euros to WFP in 'in-kind' and cash contributions, including more than 10 million euros raised directly by TNT's employees in support of school feeding in countries like Cambodia, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Malawi and The Gambia.  TNT also provides warehouses, aircraft and vehicles to support our emergency operations. It trains logistics staff around the world, and sponsors the annual "Walk the World" fundraising event.



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Emilia Casella

Global Media Coordinator

Emilia Casella is WFP's Global Media Coordinator based in Rome. She has worked at WFP since 2006, serving also in Sudan and Geneva. Prior to joining WFP, she worked for 18 years as a journalist in print and television