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.

Events in this Series

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 focused on the challenges of last-mile humanitarian operations in the Horn of Africa, examining the ways that NGOs can become more familiar with bush aircraft operations, as well as getting an inside look at the challenges of NGO operations in the Tigray Crisis.

Humanitarian Logistics in South-East Asia

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

This session highlighted Deutsche Post DHL’s program, “Get Airports Ready for Disasters” (GARD), focusing on Indonesia and the Philippines. Airlink partner Aviation Without Borders discussed the challenges and opportunities involved in last-mile humanitarian air transportation and Swoop Aero presented 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 explored lessons learned from the humanitarian responses in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Airlink’s Director of Humanitarian Programs discussed the ways the organization has learned from its responses in Haiti, as well as in general in the Caribbean, and Airlink partners World Hope International and Sol Relief explored challenges and best practices for last-mile transportation in the response to the 2021 earthquake.