Forum: Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management in emergencies

Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management in emergencies

Logistics and supply chain management remains an often overlooked but crucial aspect of our daily lives. In emergencies, programs and service delivery are only possible if the right product gets to the right people at the right place and at the right time. Due to natural disasters, famine, disease and other ongoing problems across the globe, the need for resilient and strengthened supply chains is becoming increasingly recognized.

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health will host a one-day forum uniting French and American NGOs and health experts. Over the course of two panel discussions, experts will touch on medical commodities, the use of pre-packed kits and the opportunity for collaboration between corporations and humanitarian organizations. They will also explore the connection between Atlanta-based programming and organizations with global humanitarian logistics programming.

The forum is co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Emory University’s Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and Institute for Developing Nations, with the participation this year of the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems.

NOVEMBER 8, 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
EMORY UNIVERSITY, ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH,
CLAUDIA NANCE ROLLINS (CNR) AUDITORIUM: 1518 CLIFTON RD NE

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Invited Panelists: 

  • Nadine Cornier, Head of the Response and Technical Support Unit, Humanitarian Office, United Nations Population Fund
  • William De Baets, Consul General of Belgium
  • Leah Hoffacker, Strategic National Stockpile Program Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Pinar Keskinocak, Co-founder and director, Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems
  • Lara Martin, Manager of Education and Programs, Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Joe Riuz, Director of Humanitarian Relief and Resilience Program and Communications, The UPS Foundation
  • Lori Warrens, Executive Director, MedSurplus Alliance

Directions:
The Humanitarian Forum will take place in the Rollins Auditorium, which is on the ground/plaza-level of Emory University’s Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Road NE).
– If riding MARTA, the #6 and #816 buses stop at the corner of Clifton and Houston Mill.
– If using a Rideshare app (Uber or Lyft), please have the driver drop you here: 401 Rollins Way, Atlanta, GA 30322
– Parking: When you arrive to campus, please park in the Visitor Parking area in the Michael Street Deck, which is at 4 Rollins Way. Once parked, follow the signs for the short walk to Rollins. You will see two public health buildings with a bridge connecting them. The building to your left will be the Claudia Nance Rollins Building.

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