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Humanitarian workers require competent and professional support system that will ensure the right supplies are delivered at the right time and manner to the right location and to the right beneficiaries to alleviate prolonged suffering to survivors. Supply chain is therefore central to effective humanitarian work. This is different for corporate organizations whose bottom line is profit making. To achieve effective humanitarian performance, organizations have invested heavily in supply chain logistics. However, most of the personnel responsible for this critical function in these organizations are not professionally prepared to complement their organizations because they lack humanitarian preparedness background and training and those qualified and experienced are stationed at national offices or headquarters.

Need assessments and good planning is indispensable to ensure that humanitarian assistance – whether cash, medical supplies, nonfood or food items are delivered on time in simple and complex emergencies. Most organizations do not use representatives from supply chain during need assessments to identify humanitarian assistance and response strategy. Consequently, bottlenecks emerge during implementation of humanitarian assistance. The course presents the latest knowledge and skills needed by modern humanitarian supply chain professional.


This course that is delivered through interactive lectures, case studies and simulation aims to provide competency and skills to technical staff to create cutting edge humanitarian supply chain system in their organizations.



At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Explain how supply chain principles apply when responding to humanitarian crises
  • Design effective supply chains in humanitarian operations
  • Plan using variety of advance tools for diverse types of humanitarian assistance
  • Identify the most appropriate way to deliver assistance that is cost effective
  • Use and integrate modern information technology in Supply Chain
  • Carryout performance monitoring and risk management on supply chain.

The target groups are humanitarian and development practitioners, military and government staff responsible for logistics & inventory, relief, operations, supply, procurement or aspire for these accountabilities.

The target groups are humanitarian and development management practitioners, non-governmental workers and government staff.

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Cost: USD 750 for individuals; 650 for groups above 10 participants.

Training fee includes conference package (training venue, tea/coffee, lunch, snacks, wifi etc)

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