Disaster preparedness reduces time, money and complexity in humanitarian response and lessens the need for international mobilisation. Recent studies show supply chain accounts for an average of 73% of humanitarian response costs. That's why the Logistics Cluster is focused on strengthening national systems and supporting long-term, locally-driven preparedness initiatives!


Preparedness isn’t a singular action, it requires ongoing effort and collaboration at the global, national and community level. The Logistics Cluster project aims to create a common, sustainable approach to supply chain preparedness. In 2018, the project focused on six disaster-prone priority countries, chosen by Logistics Cluster partners, and based upon risk indices and national-level logistics performance and capacity indicators. A pilot was completed in Haiti in 2017.

The initiative is built upon localisation and skills-transfer. We aim to ensure national responders have the tools and knowledge needed to take ownership of humanitarian logistics operations and reach vulnerable communities during times of disaster. Through the support of a dedicated, in-country Logistics Cluster staff member, the project is focused on enhancing coordination, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Activities include the delivery of government-led trainings and simulations to identify supply chain challenges and vulnerabilities, the development of key documents, as well as integrating data and mapping technology into disaster planning.

Global Logistics Cluster Country Candidates


A key feature of the project is the Logistics Cluster Preparedness Platform. Developed as a dynamic and innovative digital data collection tool, the platform (currently in test phase) combines imagery, mapping, analytics and real-time reporting to improve decision making for preparedness and response.


Global Level

Martin Keitsch
Preparedness Lead Officer
Mobile Number
+39 345 6044085
Samuel Terefe
Field Support - Preparedness Officer
Aaron Holmes
Institutional Capacity Strengthening Focal Point
GLC preparedness contact

Africa and the Middle East

Giuseppe Linardi
Regional Preparedness Officer

Americas and the Caribbean

Lila Ricart
Regional Preparedness Officer
Mobile Number
+33 06 09 30 19 93
Skype Contact


Wipawa Chuenchit
Regional Preparedness Officer