Background

The Logistics Cluster Global Meetings (GLM) are held twice a year, and bring together Logistics Cluster partners and senior logisticians from humanitarian organisations at the global level. These meetings are a forum for strategic discussion of the Logistics Cluster and provide an opportunity to discuss relevant Logistics Cluster operations, collect feedback from partner organisations on Logistics Cluster performance, present new initiatives and projects relevant to the field of humanitarian logistics.

Introduction to the Note for the Record (NfR)

This Logistics Cluster Global Meeting involved the participation of 50 attendees from a total of 48 organisations. The meeting agenda was developed in collaboration with the Logistics Cluster Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) and was based on feedback from the previous meeting. The theme of the meeting, as selected by Logistics Cluster partners and the SAG, was “The Changing Context of the Humanitarian Sector.” The meeting was facilitated through presentations and discussions, and included sessions focused on the current status of implementation of the 2016-18 Strategy, an update on SAG activities since initiation, current status and overview of Logistics Cluster operations and finances, market place sessions where partners presented innovative projects, and an academic market place where representatives of the academic community presented research topics relevant to the humanitarian community. 

This NfR is organised to reflect the discussions as they took place during the Global Meeting in Washington DC, and aims to summarise the key discussion points and actions going forward. Additional meeting documents, including presentation slides, the participants list, and survey results are available below.

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Documentation

  • Whitepaper Fleet Management Services in Emergencies Survey Findings and Way forward (Fleet Forum)

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  • Innovation Norway - NOREPS and project background (Noreps)

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  • Humanitarian Data Bank (International Humanitarian City)

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  • The dna assessment white paper 2018 (Mircrosoft)

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  • The-Future-Computed_2.8.18 (Microsoft )

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  • Integrating Supply Chains for Emergencies and Ongoing Operations in UNHCR

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  • Models and Metrics to Assess Humanitarian Response Capacity

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  • Modelling the Values of Agents in Humanitarian Supply Chains

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  • Multicriteria Optimization for Last Mile Distribution of Disaster Relief Aid Test Cases And Applications (Session - Decision Aid Models for Logistics and Disaster Management

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  • Decision Aid Models for Logistics and Disaster Management

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  • Strategies for Managing Unsolicited Bilateral Donations

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  • Strategic pre-positioning and optimal inventory levels

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  • Understanding and engaging private sector agents in humanitarian supply chains

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  • HADS: Last Mile Distribution of Humanitarian Aid

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  • Developing Supply Chain Talent and Innovation in Africa

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  • Control Strategies for Unsolicited Donations

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  • Cash Based Programming and its Implications for Humanitarian Logistics

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  • Global Meeting Washington DC - Post-Meeting Survey Summary

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