WFP partnership

From May 2015 to the end of 2017, Renault Trucks will be deploying its specialists and a mobile training team in several Central and West Africa countries to train World Food Programme (WFP) mechanics in the latest truck maintenance techniques.

WFP, the United Nations agency that works to fight hunger worldwide, works with communities to improve access to food in the most impoverished and hard to reach places on the planet. Trucks are key to its logistics system, bringing food under extreme conditions as close as possible to people in emergency situations. For these vehicles, good maintenance ensures maximum operational availability for WFP to carry out its missions successfully.

After an initial successful partnership in 2012/2013 covering East Africa, Renault Trucks is once again making its expertise as a truck manufacturer available to the WFP’s programmes in Africa.

A number of Renault Trucks staff members have volunteered to pass on their skills in heavy goods vehicles maintenance and breakdown repair to the WFP mechanics in central and western Africa. These experts will be carrying out 11 training sessions, supported by a Renault Kerax 6x6 configured as a mobile instructional unit.

The 3 year partnership will take them to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Ghana, and then from Sierra Leone to Liberia, Chad and Uganda. Overall, 150 WFP mechanics, workshop managers and fleet managers will be trained.