Webinar: Exploring protection challenges in humanitarian logistics

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Regardless of how it is defined, logistics makes up a major part of humanitarian action. On the face of it, it may seem that logistics, supply chain management, and related support operations only indirectly impact people affected by crisis – with functions such as transport, tracking and tracing, customs clearance, and warehousing of goods conducted separately from other humanitarian work. However, in practice, the situation is often different, and logisticians are often among the first to arrive in a crisis situation, coming into direct contact with affected people, and facing situations where protection concerns are critical. Moreover, even the nominally separate support functions of humanitarian logistics may have protection implications that have yet to be identified.

On 3 July, PHAP in partnership with the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) will be organizing a webinar exploring the topic of protection in humanitarian logistics, aiming to clarify key protection issues that should be of direct concern with respect to humanitarian logistics and related functions. In the webinar, we will hear from logistics and protection professionals who will share their experiences from humanitarian operations where protection concerns have been apparent. This interactive webinar will also be an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences in this area, pose follow-up questions to the panelists, and help shed light on what the next steps should be.

Target audience and event access

The event is targeted to humanitarian logistics professionals, protection specialists, and generalist humanitarian practitioners with an interest in protection and/or logistics.

Registration to this event is free. To register, click on "Register now" and fill in the form. In order to have the form pre-filled, please sign in to your account first

Recommended resources

Although there is currently limited guidance available specifically for protection and logistics, here are a few useful resources to read before the webinar:

Event time

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

New York: 09:00 - 10:00
London: 14:00 - 15:00
Geneva: 15:00 - 16:00
Amman: 16:00 - 17:00
Nairobi: 16:00 - 17:00
Bangkok: 20:00 - 21:00
Manila: 21:00 - 22:00

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Will Holden Will Holden Managing Director, Emergency Logistics Team
Tikhwi Muyundo Tikhwi Muyundo Castelbarco Capacity Building Consultants and Africa Regional Representative, Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA)
Valerie Craigie Valerie Craigie Supply Chain and Communications Consultant
Pierre Gentile Pierre Gentile Consultant and former Head of the Protection Division at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, PHAP
George Fenton George Fenton Chief Executive, Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA)
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