Background
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This edition of the Logistics Cluster Global Meetings (GLM) took place online during the week of 18 October 2021 and saw the participation of INGOs, UN agencies, Donors, academics, the private sector and other interested parties. The meeting focused on four main areas.

During the informational updates and general marketplace sessions, the Logistics Cluster staff provided an operational update with a country-specific focus on Burkina Faso  - as practical example of localisation  - as well as updates on information management, preparedness and training projects. Partners and stakeholders also presented and exchanged on humanitarian logistics-related topics and innovative projects. See videos and presentations below to learn more about it.

During two-day strategy development consultations, the Logistics Cluster community of partners endorsed its new strategy (2022 – 2026), materialising the result of a five-month development process. 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). To drive forward adaptations and improvements in emergency response through learning and analysis, on Thursday 21 October a full day of presentations and exchanges with academics was organised to strengthen the collaboration with humanitarian logistics organisations operating in emergencies. 

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

PRESENTATIONS
  • Evaluating Humanitarian Supply Chain Maturity

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  • Research Group on Decision Aid Models for Logistics and Disaster Management (Humanitarian Logistics)

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  • Humanitarian organizational structures for adaptability to novel emergencies and novel response approaches

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  • Policies for sudden demand surges in emergency supplies: the case of syringes and needles in the United States

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  • Preparedness Investment and Impact Measurement

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  • The Use of Trusted Change Agents to Manage “Panic Buying”: Results from an International Survey

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  • ICRC-MIT collaboration: analyzing cash and voucher assistance with supply chain modeling

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  • The Challenge of Security

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  • Toward Hyperconnected Humanitarian Logistic Operations

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  • System based approaches to cope with global health challenges

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  • GOAL: Frontline Humanitarian Logistics – Progress & Developments

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  • The Global Logistics Cluster Support Team: Training Programme – way forward for 2022

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  • Fleet Forum: Humanitarian organisations' struggle with fleet management

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  • The Global Logistics Cluster Support Team: The launch of the new Global Logistics Cluster App

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  • Catholic Relief Services: New Humanitarian Logistics self-guided practice course

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  • Greening Logistics: The WREC Project, a coalition of partners to create and environmental change

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  • Logistics Cluster Informational Sessions _ Day1 & Day 2

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Recordings
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Informational Sessions

  • Year in Review
  • Financial Review
  • Burkina Faso - A practical example of localisation
  • Training Overview
  • The Field Based Preparedness Projects
  • Information Management Update
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General Marketplace Sessions

  • The Global Logistics Cluster Support Team: Localising Humanitarian Logistics Preparedness Capacity.
  • The Global Logistics Cluster Support Team: The launch of the new Global Logistics Cluster App.
  • The Global Logistics Cluster Support Team: Training Programme – way forward for 2022.
  • The new shared services platform that will transform humanitarian logistics (RLH Coop).
  • Fleet Forum: Humanitarian organisations struggle with fleet management.
  • Catholic Relief Services: New Humanitarian Logistics self guided practice course.
  • Frontline Humanitarian Logistics – Progress & Developments (GOAL)
  • Collaborating towards the Joint Initiative for Humanitarian Packaging & Waste Management (Part I)
  • Collaborating towards the Joint Initiative for Sustainable Packaging & Waste Management (Part II).
  • Greening Logistics: The WREC Project, a coalition of partners to create and environmental change.