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Nissan and the World Food Programme (WFP) reveal a new Road Safety e-learning course for humanitarian drivers to ensure the safety and sustainability of aid delivery.

For over 20 years, Nissan Trading has been collaborating with international NGOs, government agencies and the UN, to supply and deliver the most suitable cars to organisations leading humanitarian missions in Africa, South America and Asia. In an exciting new project, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Nissan Europe have partnered for a year to develop a new WFP Road Safety e-learning course.

The new e-learning course, developed by WFP and supported by Nissan, has helped train WFP fleet managers and drivers, who operate a 4,200-strong fleet of light vehicles, trucks and motorcycles around the world with one mission: to ensure the safe transportation of people and humanitarian supplies to where they are needed.

With 88 percent of the WFP’s 14,600 staff based in the field across 80 countries, safety is a critical part of day-to-day operations to ensure the efficient delivery of food assistance to people in need. When trying to reach some of the most remote communities in the world, threatened by natural disasters and conflict, road incidents are a constant danger.

Commenting on the partnership, Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox said:

“Nissan is committed to making mobility solutions as safe as possible and has an ambition to create a zero-fatality motoring future. Nissan is keen to support the WFP in the development of its Road Safety course.”

This year-long collaboration between the two organisations is working to boost safety and sustainability in humanitarian mobility. Which is why another project within this partnership includes a Greenhouse Gases assessment of contracted freight and work on sustainable procurement, which Nissan is supporting with its expertise in sustainable technologies and an investment of €180,000.

For more information about Nissan’S direct vehicles-supply for the aid and development sector visit the Nissan Aid website, or meet Nissan Trading at AidEx in Brussels on 14 and 15 November 2018 on stand D18.