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Adrian van der Knaap

Chief of Transport, Deputy Director

Logistics Division World Food Programme (WFP)

On February 25th, 2015 Adrian van der Knaap (Chief of Transport and Deputy Director of the Logistics Division World Food Programme (WFP)) will give a lecture on the topic: "World Food Programme." The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, WFP gets food assistance to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, WFP uses food assistance to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Mr Adrian van der Knaap will focus his lecture on unsolicited in-kind services and consolidation of logistics services in the humanitarian sector.


Adrian van der Knaap is currently Chief Transport and Logistics Services of the Logistics Division for World Food Programme (WFP). Previous positions in WFP include Head of Logistics in Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola and Sudan as well as Head of the Sub-Office in Gulu/Uganda and Juba/Sudan. From 2002 to 2006, he led the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre in Rome (the predecessor of the Logistics Cluster) with stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to WFP, Adrian has worked as a Logistics Officer for MSF-Holland (Khartoum) and for Norwegian People’s Aid (South Sudan) as well as a Civil-Military Liaison Officer for UNHCR (Zaire) and for FAO’s Emergency Division (seconded by WFP). Prior to joining the humanitarian sector, he worked in the banking sector and selection & recruitment business.

More about Adrian van der Knaap

To register please send an email to: melanie.winkelmann(at)


The Lecture Series

The KLU Lecture Series is a forum for scientists and practitioners to talk and discuss on state-of-the art topics related loosely to logistics and entrepreneurship.