Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Response Training in Brussels

Program Date

23 Sep 27 Sep 2024

Program Location

Brussels, Belgium

Program Venue

Hotel Des Colonies

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Jul 2024

Program Overview

Even though logistics is mostly applied in commercial supply chains, it proves to be a vital instrument in disaster relief and emergency management operations. The fundamental role of humanitarian logistics comprises acquiring and delivering requested goods and services in a timely manner, whilst maximizing the value for money. The supplies to be delivered are paramount for the survival of recipients in the majority of cases as they include medicine, food, drinking water and similar essentials for living. Humanitarian Logistics emphasizes on the physical flow of supplies to the final destination and in essence is exceptionally complex function, involving the forecasting and optimization of resources, the management of the inventory and information transmission. Humanitarian logistics contribute immensely to mitigating the negative influence of natural hazards and managing the emergencies more effectively.

This program addresses the importance of humanitarian logistics, while emphasizing on emergency preparedness, risk management and response strategies. The course will enable its attendees to develop comprehensive knowledge and fundamental skills crucial for contemporary logistics professionals. The participants will appreciate the strategic role of logistics and supply chain functions for achieving the goals of humanitarian organizations and supporting those in need.

Target Audience

Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Response Training in Brussels, Belgium is aimed at professionals and practitioners across all sectors and disciplines of humanitarian assistance. Specifically, some of the following:

  • Logistics Managers and Officers
  • Supply Chain Specialists
  • Warehouse and Inventory Managers
  • Members of NGOs and Governmental Entities
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Any professional working or willing to with humanitarian organizations and interested in humanitarian logistics.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of Humanitarian Logistics
  • Understand the implementation and planning processes of humanitarian logistics
  • Deploy effective and functional humanitarian logistics system responsive to emergencies
  • Analyze and Identify the informational needs during emergency situations
  • Create constructive strategies for resource allocation, mobilization and networking and ensure successful operation of humanitarian logistics system.

Program Contents

  • The concept of Humanitarian Logistics
  • The role of logistics and supply chain management in humanitarian aid
  • Preparing and Improving Humanitarian Supply Chains
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Mechanisms
  • Assessing the needs for specific humanitarian situation
  • Planning for Emergency Supplies Logistics
  • Information and Communication Protocols in Emergencies
  • Humanitarian Partners, Cooperation and Management
  • Humanitarian Logistics Budgeting
  • Fleet Management – systems and procedures
  • Compliance with legislation and Security Requirements
  • Management of Non-Vehicle Assets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Warehousing Operations and Management
  • Storage and Stock Control
  • Procurement and Contracts Management in Humanitarian Logistics
  • Negotiation in Humanitarian Logistics
  • Transportation – International and Local Movements
  • The modes of Transportation
  • Planning and Scheduling the goods movement
  • Movement of People and Supplies in Emergencies
  • Identifying, Assessing and Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Monitoring logistics activities
  • Tracking the Performance
  • Import-Export and International Commerce Practices
  • Best Practices in Humanitarian Logistics
  • Trends in Humanitarian Logistics.

Program Methodology

Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Response Training in Brussels, Belgium represents a well-blended mix of theoretical and practical activities.  Contemporary adult learning techniques will be applied while delivering the sessions. Open presentation will be supported by group discussions, situational analysis, video examples and case studies. The presenter will promote the participation of delegates and encourage interactive learning process. At the end of the program, the exposure visit will be organized, so that the participants can observe the application of the theoretical material covered in real time and share the experience of specialists working within the humanitarian logistics field.

Program Fee

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Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complementary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report