WEBINAR // The Critical Importance of Reliable Cold Chains

WEBINAR // The Critical Importance of Reliable Cold Chains

On October 28, 2022 at 1:00pm (EST) Bay Atlantic University and the Global Policy Institute held a timely discussion titled “The Critical Importance of Reliable Cold Chains” via Zoom and in-person at BAU on the 8th floor.

Unrefrigerated food rots before it can get to consumers. Worldwide, this waste reaches immense proportions. As the Carrier corporation states on its website: “While the world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, one-third or more of it is wasted every year, resulting in more than 800 million people going hungry every day. Food waste also results in an estimated 4.4 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions.” Most of us in the developed world assume that it is normal to find fresh vegetables in the supermarket. But few appreciate that this is possible only on account of an uninterrupted, reliable and resilient cold chain (think refrigerated trucks and warehouses) that allows these vegetables to remain fresh from the moment they are harvested at the farm, then transported for hundreds of miles, to the moment we select them at the supermarket. Likewise, few of us appreciate that we can use some medications and vaccines that require a constant low temperature only because they have been refrigerated in containers guaranteed to keep the required low temperature. While we take all this for granted in the developed world, large sections of the developing world lack the cold chain equipment and facilities to ensure the low temperatures that prevent food or medicine from getting spoiled. Therefore, creating and maintaining reliable cold chains must be a critical component of any sustainable development strategy. Please join us for a timely conversation with a recognized cold chain expert.



Richard Tracy

Senior Advisor, Global Cold Chain Alliance

Richard Tracy is an international development professional with over 25 years international experience, including strong technical expertise in agricultural enterprise and economic development. He is exceptionally skilled in cold chain, business development services delivery, and agribusiness development. He implemented projects on behalf of USAID, USDA, USTDA, and the IFC.

Richard has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a master’s in Business Education from the University of Southern New Hampshire.



Paolo von Schirach,

President, Global Policy Institute

Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bay Atlantic University


Be an Innovator,
Be a Leader,

Complete this form and a BAU Admission Advisor will contact you and provide further assistance.

Phuong Do

I love the experience here at Bay Atlantic University. The university is in the center of Washington D.C., the capital of the US. My friends and I have a wonderful time here at BAU and love the learning experience. It is really an honor to study in a high quality university that gives us top notch education, paving the way for success in our future careers.

Enkhjinzaya Ganbold

I love the fact that the university is so diverse.

Izel Ugur

The professors at Bay Atlantic University are diverse, not only in terms of their international backgrounds, but also their professional backgrounds. Being able to hear how the theories connect to their real-life experiences has been invaluable to my studies.

Qazi Khan

It is great to be a part of such an international environment in my everyday life because it has provided me with a different perspective of the world. And now I have good friends from many different countries.

Uyanga Batsukh

After completing the MBA Entrepreneurship program at BAU, I feel more confident in taking the next step towards starting my own business.

Daniel Giraldo

Great location, great staff, and great learning experience. Qualified teachers with an extended work experience.

Aghamirza Fazel

It has been a great experience here at BAU. Especially learning from the professors who are great and very helpful at any given circumstance. They are always friendly.

Mauricio Facciolla

I had great professors who taught me important skills and concepts that I applied daily in my job. These skills helped me to grow and stand out in the company I work for. The location and the building are awesome, providing great experiences. The student body is very diverse; great to learn about different cultures.

Phuong Vo, Vietnam

“I am a normal girl, but I have a big ambition. That’s living the truest and most beautiful life. I think the risk is always better than the regret. I am happy to be here at BAU and living a life I have always dreamed of. I prayed faithfully and worked hard for this opportunity. Moreover, thank you so much my beloved family for all their unlimited support and unconditional love. Thank you BAU for this opportunity!”