About the sessions
Session 1: Advancing Multi-Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Supply Chains – On the road to delivering humanitarian assistance through partnerships, strengthening resilience in emergencies, and fostering sustainable development
Climate change, economic inequity, access restrictions, geopolitics and health crises have created a ‘perfect storm’ that sharply increases the demand for humanitarian aid and development assistance. Emerging from a global pandemic presents a unique opportunity to explore the nature of humanitarian operations of the future: blending localization and preparedness, sustainability and resilience, to ensure that supply chains remain functional aftershocks thanks to the continued presence and inter-operability between commercial and humanitarian supply chain actors, and efficient use of investments from donors and governments.
The session will highlight some exciting insights and examples from Kühne + Nagel, UNICEF, WFP, Plan International, ECHO and the Kühne Logistics University. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
• When: Thursday the 12th of May 2022 | 11:00–12:30 CET
• Register here: https://bit.ly/3MWSstO
Session 2: Implementing the Climate and Environment Charter: Green Logistics and Collaborative Action
Greening logistics in the humanitarian sector is a challenge that requires collective action, mutual learning and private sector expertise to bridge efficiency and sustainability. Many organizations and networks are currently progressing towards greener logistics by tackling this challenge from different angles, such as procurement, transport, and waste management.
This session will highlight some practical examples and lessons learnt from the Global Logistics Cluster, the Joint Initiative for Sustainable Humanitarian Assistance Packaging Waste Management, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Inter Agency Procurement Group (IAPG), with representatives from donor agencies as well as the Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD). Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
• When: Thursday the 12th of May 2022 | 2:00–3:30 p.m. CET
• Register here: https://bit.ly/3KV3PkE
Note that both sessions are hybrid – paticipants can join in-person or through video conferencing.