Aviation and Humanitarian Logistics Series

Join Airlink and the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) as we take an in-depth look at the humanitarian logistics situation in three disaster-prone regions of the World: the Horn of Africa, the Caribbean, and South-East Asia. During this 3-session workshop series, we will discuss the larger challenges of humanitarian supply chains, exploring ways to streamline humanitarian logistics, and ultimately enhance humanitarian coordination.
Each session will provide a high-level understanding of the logistical landscape for humanitarian operations in the specific region. Participants will be encouraged to share knowledge around best practices in recent and ongoing humanitarian responses to inform better responses in the future. The ultimate goal of the series is to identify potential solutions to streamline humanitarian logistics, contributing to better humanitarian coordination.


Humanitarian Logistics in the Horn of Africa

Date: Thursday, September 2, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Featuring AirServ Limited Uganda and Concern Worldwide Ethiopia, this session will focus on the challenges of last-mile humanitarian operations in the Horn of Africa. 

Humanitarian Logistics in South-East Asia

Date: Thursday, September 9, 8:00 – 9:00 AM ET

This session will highlight Deutsche Post DHL’s program “Get Airports Ready for Disasters” (GARD), focusing on Indonesia and the Philippines. Airlink partner Aviation Without Borders will discuss challenges and opportunities of last-mile humanitarian air transportation and Swoop Aero will present innovative solutions to support humanitarian missions.

Humanitarian Logistics in the Caribbean

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Co-hosted with DHL, this session will explore lessons learned from the humanitarian responses in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Airlink partner World Hope International will discuss challenges and best practices for last-mile transportation in the current response to the 2021 earthquake.