Carrier Conducts its First Face-to-Face Trainings at World Food Programme Transport Training Center in Ghana
In 2022, Carrier, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, forged a strategic collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization, to help advance cold chain development and training in West Africa.
WFP agreed to work with global corporations, including Carrier, to build a world-class Transport Training Center in Accra, Ghana, aimed at enhancing transport and logistics capacities across the region. Once completed, the center will inject new expertise into local transport markets, equipping them to deliver life-saving goods like food and medicine more efficiently throughout the region.
Carrier has been providing virtual training sessions while the center is under construction. In the spring of 2023, Carrier conducted the first face-to-face trainings at the facility in Accra with nearly 20 participants from Ghana and Nigeria. A second in-person training session was held in October for WFP technical trainers.
Since January 2023, the Transport Training Center has trained nearly 200 participants from WFP, the private sector and non-governmental organizations across West Africa.
Photo credit: WFP/Emmanuele Loro
“Collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors can drive transformational cold chain development and growth,” said Tim White, President, Refrigeration, Carrier. “We’re pleased to partner with WFP to make a meaningful difference across Africa, as the potential benefits of these collective efforts are far reaching and can positively impact the cold chain from farmers and manufacturers to consumers with wide-reaching benefits.”
Photo credit: World Food Programme
Carrier supports and contributes to the project by providing equipment and tools and by developing training programs on best practices, operation and maintenance of transport refrigeration equipment.
Photo credit: WFP/Derrick Botchway
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Carrier for the invaluable expert support,” said Betty Ka, Director of Supply Chain, WFP. “This partnership has been instrumental in our success, and we truly appreciate the company’s commitment. Carrier continues to be a vital part of our efforts to saving and changing lives of the world’s most vulnerable.”
Bringing together leading players in the sector, the center will offer free online and hands-on training to up to 400 people per year once complete. Training will be provided on best practices in road transport, fleet management and the safe transport of temperature-sensitive commodities. Trainees will include staff from humanitarian organizations, governments and the local private sector.
The Transport Training Center supports Carrier’s focus on expanding the cold chain – in turn improving health outcomes and reducing hunger, food insecurity and carbon emissions.
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