As the United Nations’ frontline agency in the fight against global hunger, the
World Food Program (WFP) requires high-quality IT solutions and an effective business
model. Capgemini has been selected from a pool of 8 global competitors for an
initial €5.5 million contract to support WFP’s work in underdeveloped nations
with severe food shortages.

Headquartered in Rome, WFP is the world’s largest food aid agency. With 10,520
employees in 82 countries, WFP distributes 4.2 million tons of food to 97 million
of the world’s poorest people every year.

Drawing on resources from Italy, the Netherlands and India, the 100-strong WFP-Capgemini
joint delivery team will oversee data migration, as well as project and change
management. Through collaboration with Capgemini, WFP will streamline its critical
business functions, including food distribution and fundraising.

This initial win is just the first step in a partnership that will see Capgemini
supporting WFP’s implementation of a new business model. These changes will help
WFP improve control over and access to real-time information in order to boost
efficiency and, ultimately, save more lives.