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Strengthening Humanitarian Logistics Capacities in the Middle East

HELP Logistics and The German Jordanian University Sign an Agreement to Launch Two Rounds of the Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Programme

As part of their efforts to address the logistics skills gap in the Humanitarian sector in the Middle East, HELP Logistics signs an agreement with the German Jordanian University (GJU) to fund two rounds of the Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Programme (HLDP) in 2021 and 2022.

The announcement was made during a signing ceremony that was held at the GJU campus on Tuesday the 16th of November, in the presence of President of the GJU Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, Vice Presidents Prof. Ralf Rosskopf, Prof. Malek Alsharairi and HELP Logistics Middle East Regional Director, Alia Gharaibeh and HELP Logistics Project Manager, Farah Moghrabi.

The agreement follows the successful launch of the first round of the diploma in 2021, which was offered to 20 practitioners from 11 different NGOs in the Middle East, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from both faculty and participants.

Commenting on the collaboration, Professor Ralf Rosskopf, Vice President for International Affairs at the German Jordanian University (GJU) said, “There is no higher aspiration and standard for a university than to combine its educational mission with a humanitarian purpose. This is what the Diploma Program Humanitarian Logistics is about. The German Jordanian University is proud to serve the local, regional and global community by offering this Program together with our strong partner, HELP Logistics.”

The HLDP is the first programme of its kind in the Middle East. It uses a competency-based approach that combines theory and practice to equip practitioners from both the humanitarian and commercial sectors with applied knowledge in logistics and supply chain management in the humanitarian context. The programme is delivered in collaboration with leading academics and supply chain experts through instructor-led online seminars, a practice-based graduation project and a capstone simulation exercise on humanitarian supply chains.

Participants of the first round of the diploma are currently working on their graduation projects, which aim to address key challenges in the humanitarian sector. The second round of the diploma starts later this December.

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