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Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics (Cork)

Start Date

28 May
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Fee on application


(Students/Unwaged – €100)


The Irish Emergency Logistics Team, in association with the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, are pleased to announce that our Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics course will be offered in Cork for the first time in May 2016.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to some of the key principles of Humanitarian Logistics, applying these theoretical principles to case studies of real world events related to humanitarian emergencies.

This is an interactive course which encourages critical thinking and discourse between the participants through small group work and intensive interaction to the course facilitator. Participants at the end of this course will hopefully leave with a more rounded view of the challenges confronting those affected by humanitarian emergencies and the challenges (particularly focused on logistics challenges) that we in the humanitarian community face while working in these environments.

The course is being run over two days, May 28th & 29th starting at 9:30am and finishing at 4:30pm, in UCC.

Course Modules

Module 1Introduction to the Humanitarian Field, Humanitarian Standards & IHL
Module 2Sphere: Food Quality Standards for Refugees: Challenges Faced in Times of Reduced Funding.
Module 3ISIS As a Fuel Supplier And Other Ethical Questions
Module 4IDP’s Iraq/Syria/Nepal: Logistics of Disaster Planning
Module 5The Logistics of Health & Safety for Staff in Emergencies
Module 6Communications: Managing Systems & Cultural Awareness


Course materials have been updated to reflect the current dynamic situation in the Middle East.

For further details please contact Ciaran Walsh on 01 4064341 or at cds-support@kimmagedsc.ie.

Some comments from participants who attended our first run of this course include:

“At times it was interesting to learn about the different case studies and that you always have to think on your feet, it changes so often that you need to constantly adapt”

“Concise presentation style with a lot of practical examples, case studies and sharing of experiences”

“The real world examples and experiences of the course tutor and how he stressed that he was not giving definite answers to problems, but situation dependent ideas on how to deal with the problems facing ELT”

Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics (Cork)

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