is a joint initiative of amongst others WFP and TNT. Fleet Forum is the first independent knowledge centre, focused on issues surrounding transport in low and middle income countries. An interagency association that serves as an interface between stakeholders focusing on a foundation of three interdependent pillars of transport activity as it affects humanitarian aid and development:
1. Efficient and Effective Humanitarian Action,
2. Improved Environmental Impact, and,
3. Increased Road Safety and Security
One of the overall drivers of Fleet Forum is to enable humanitarian agencies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
. Our philosophy is that ultimately safe and efficient transport should enable the humanitarian agencies to achieve these goals.
My assignment focuses on the Increased Road Safety and Security. I am going to assist Fleet Forum to take the lead in Fleet Safety implementations in India, to expand consultancy activities of Fleet Forum in India; to contribute to the development of new Fleet Forum partnerships and projects which contribute to the overall Fleet Forum strategy; and to actively promote Fleet Forum and its Fleet Safety projects amongst Fleet Forum target audience in India.
Together with my colleague Guus van der Zijden I will focus on creating awareness by training drivers in India in road safety. Our current clients are WHO and Unicef. We are preparing to expand our impact from humanitarian organizations to commercial organizations. We are working out of New Delhi.
Fleet Forum can cover a lot of ground in India and I am happy to work for Fleet Forum and to help the organization achieve their goals with my TNT-background as a Teamleader Transport and Account Manager at TNT Express.
Next week we start Awareness Trainings with WHO and Unicef drivers and management in the region North-West India.
Currently I am also enjoying my first impressions of India and I will tell you about them in my next blog.