The Global Logistics Cluster (GLM) meeting together with the associated Academic Marketplace took place during the week of 18 October and saw the participation of INGOs, UN agencies, Donors, the private sector and other interested parties. The meeting focused on four main areas: informational updates on the Logistics Cluster's activities and initiativestwo-day strategy development consultations and academic and general marketplace sessions.

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During this meeting, the Logistics Cluster community of partners endorsed its new strategy (2022 – 2026)materialising the result of a five-month development process. To make this happen, during the governance sessions, participants were divided into focus groups to reflect, discuss, and elaborate on topics of interest that will be embedded in the Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP). This document will establish a clear logical framework for the Logistics Cluster’s future endeavours, notably through an activity-centred approach. 

The informational sessions were broadcast on Facebook and were available to every interested stakeholder. During these sessions, the Logistics Cluster staff provided operational updates, with a country-specific focus on Burkina Faso as practical example of localisation, as well as updates on information management, preparedness and training projects.

On Thursday 21 October, a full day of presentations and exchanges with academics took place to initiate engagement, strengthen collaboration, and enhance coordination with humanitarian logistics organisations operating in emergencies. The Logistics Cluster Global meeting ended with a general marketplace session day where humanitarian logistics-related topics and innovative projects were presented by both the Global Logistics Cluster Support Team and humanitarian logistics stakeholders. 

Thank you to the more than 250 participants who joined virtually for their active contribution and inputs!

If you want to know more about this edition of the GLM, visit our dedicated page

To find out more about the work of the Logistics Cluster, have a look at the 2020 Annual Report.

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