Hunger isn’t a food issue. It’s a logistics issue.

Supply chain expert Esther Ndichu gives a fresh perspective on the challenge of feeding people in remote areas. She points out farmers often can’t get goods to market leaving food to rot just miles from the neediest people. By fixing the “the last mile,” she shows that hunger can be solved in our lifetime.

TED@UPS Speaker: Esther Ndichu

Can hunger be solved and the poverty gap bridged?

Esther Ndichu is responsible for the UPS Foundation’s global humanitarian engagements, where she manages solutions, operations, and support resources for external partners as they prepare for and respond to disasters.

In her 10 years at UPS, she has held a range of positions, from air network planning to industrial engineering and revenue management.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ndichu understands first-hand some of the challenges the humanitarian organizations face when delivering aid and relief, which has grown into a vested interest in seeing UPS expand into Africa and the humanitarian sector.

She holds a bachelor’s in international relations from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and an MBA from the American Intercontinental University in Atlanta.

Esther speaks English, Swahili and French.

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