Collaboration and Innovation Improve Aid Delivery

Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat

Whether it are natural disasters, such as earthquakes or extreme drought, or man made disasters like wars, they leave people in need of aid. Many times infrastructure is damaged, communications lines are destroyed, and the areas that need aid the most are the hardest to reach. Getting aid to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there is often a complex logistical operation.

It are subjects like this that are discussed at this year’s Aid and Development Summit Asia, at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok June 21st and 22nd. LogisticsMatter is proud to be a media partner of an event that discusses how to save more lives and improve aid delivery.

Looking at the agenda, and I look with a logistics eye obviously, I would recommend checking out the following sessions and presentations:

On June 21st:

  • Anne Signe Hørstad, Project Coordinator, Transparency International Norway will talk about Humanitarian Logistics and will address how to deal with bribery and corruption.
  • Anna Law, Programme and Policy Officer, UN World Food Programme will talk about Emergency Responses Communication and Collaboration, both of which are detrimental for the success of any logistics operation, let alone emergency logistics.
  • Round table discussion on road safety, training, maintenance & fleet management and on the use of satellite technology for humanitarian aid and development

On June 22nd:

  • Nick O’Regan, Director, Jerusalem Office; Head of Project Management and Infrastructure Centre of Excellence, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), will talk about a systems approach to infrastructure
  • Sreenivas Narayanan, Group Managing Director, Asian NGO/ ASSIST (and others) will be on a panel discussion on Big Data, Knowledge Management and Sharing

If you would like more information on this event, please have look at the event website here.

And for those that want to read more on the subject, AIDF have published a Guide: “Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development”, which you can find here.


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