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Driving Sustainability and Collaboration: HELP Logistics Hosts Executive Supply Chain Training in Dubai

Global Humanitarian Supply Chain Experts Convene in Dubai for HELP Logistics Executive Supply Chain Management Training

Continuing its commitment to capacity strengthening in humanitarian logistics, HELP Logistics announces the successful completion of the Executive Supply Chain Management in the Humanitarian Context (ESM) training, Dubai Cohort. This intensive four-day training, held at the end of October, brought together 20 distinguished supply chain experts from the humanitarian and private sectors, representing over 10 countries across the globe.

Participants, hailing from countries including Australia, Chad, Hungary, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Pakistan, Switzerland, UAE, and Mexico, represented a diverse array of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), United Nations (UN) agencies, and shipping companies, including UNICEF, UNHCR, World Food Program (WFP), World Vision International (WVI), Food and Agricultural Organization for the United Nations (FAO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kuehne + Nagel (KN), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), PLAN, Royal Health Awareness Society, Save the Children, and The Global Fund.

In collaboration with Kuehne Logistics University, the training was conducted under the guidance of Professor Maria Besiou, Dean of Research and Professor for Humanitarian Logistics, and Professor Moritz Petersen, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Practice. The curriculum covered the latest trends and developments in the sector, system thinking, the roadmap towards sustainable humanitarian supply chains, and discussions on potential trade-offs and carbon strategies.

The Executive Supply Chain Management training provided a unique platform for participants to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and gain insights into best practices and tools essential for their journey towards sustainability.

Commenting on the training, Evans Shivembe, Regional Supply Chain Specialist, Plan International, said: "The agenda on sustainability was brought closer home for me, and the opportunity to hear what other organisations are doing as we network."

This training not only fostered a global network of supply chain experts committed to advancing humanitarian practices but also marked a significant step towards creating sustainable and resilient supply chains for future humanitarian efforts.

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