Kühne Foundation - HELP Logistics


HELP Logistics focuses on clearly specified projects that contributes to long-term sustainable impact in line with global initiatives such as the Grand Bargain and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). We are committed to contribute to the following agendas.

1. Supply chain preparedness and resilience is critical for the delivery of life-saving assistance and reducing the economic setbacks to commerce and communities

Humanitarian crises create shocks that disrupt existing supply chain networks that are the lifeline of the local economy and the backbone of humanitarian operations. However, the humanitarian supply chain is a complex system and therefore identifying the right measures and understanding their impact is a major challenge.

HELP Logistics understands the potential of investment in supply chain preparedness and the challenges that exist. We contribute bespoke trainings, outreach workshops and data analytics to support partners and donors to select the right preparedness measures, get the funding to implement them and measure their impact.

We support governments and humanitarian agencies to identify and understand likely disaster scenarios, types of potential disruptions, probability of their occurrence and analysis of their impact so that they can focus their resources and efforts on enhancing the resilience of the supply chain and minimizing the impact of disruptions.


2. Improving local education and research increases opportunities and sustains professional logistics talent

The world is undergoing significant and rapid changes that require constant upskilling. In addition, insufficient numbers of students learn about logistics throughout local education systems. HELP Logistics aims to provide the local labour markets with urgently needed logistics professionals.

We collaborate with local academic institutions through offering assistance in the design, implementation and delivery of programmes in logistics and supply chain management. We focus on practical and experiential learning that aligns with recognised education frameworks and certification.


3. Optimising food supply chains enhances small farmer livelihoods and provides food security for vulnerable populations

It is estimated that Food Supply Chains waste 30% of their commodities. This reduces the profitability for small-scale farmers and reduces the overall supply of food to marketplaces. HELP Logistics collaborates with local and global partners to identify the critical variables that effect this wastage. The aim is to improve profitability for farmers and increase food security for poor and vulnerable communities.


4. Strengthening health system supply chains increases the availability of essential medicines to patients and equipment to health workers

Improving the availability of critical medicines and health products to patients will result in a reduction of preventable deaths. HELP Logistics, its partners and local Ministries of Health work together to analyse and identify bottlenecks in national systems. We recommend supply chain reforms to strengthen these systems for health commodities management.

We also aim to increase the number public health professionals by delivering training programmes and strengthening existing regional training institutions. We incorporate supply chain modules into training for health workers as part of a sustainable strategy.


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