There has also been a growing realization of the indispensability of coordinated response to emergencies.

Coordination involves, amongst other factors, efficient information exchange. Good logistics-supply chain management and its requisite management information system will greatly facilitate such coordination.

A training by RedR India

“Logistics in Humanitarian Operations”
Introduction: Humanitarian Logistics in emergency relief is the management of humanitarian emergency relief supplies from source to the beneficiaries efficiently and effectively. The basic task of a logistics system is to deliver the appropriate supplies, in good condition, in the quantities required, and at the places and time they are needed. Although mostly concerned with the movement of goods and equipment, relief logistics also encompass the relocation of disaster-affected people, transfer of casualties, and the movement of relief workers.

Dates : 25th – 28th April 2010 Venue: Pune, India (Nearest International Airport is Mumbai)

The Humanitarian Logistics Course focuses on the importance of logistics in the provision of assistance to communities as well as its place in the carrying out of other emergency management operations. This is a Logistics course designed for non-logisticians, neo-logisticians & experienced logistics coordinators, as well. Experienced logisticians will benefit from the broader application of logistics to emergency situations, building a knowledge bridge for deployment to humanitarian crises. The resulting course has been developed in close consultation with practitioners in the field. It incorporates the latest experiences, methods and practices used by the private sector, United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organisations. The course is part of RedR India's Training Programme, which aims to improve the effectiveness of specialist and non-specialist in emergency response. Course Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will: Understand the importance of logistics function in provision of humanitarian assistance. Learn the basics of managing logistics during humanitarian response Appreciate the significance of coordinated ‘Supply Chain Management’ for an efficient & effective humanitarian response Address the practical difficulties in Supply Chain Management

Work towards optimizing the use of scarce resources during emergencies & enhancing the quality of humanitarian operations

Course Contents: The course contains the following training blocks: Core Technical Sectors Examines logistics in relation to the Core Technical Sectors.

Control Systems Provides an introduction to the basic control systems that are used in all stages of the logistics process.

Storage and Warehousing Explains the key aspects of warehouse management and a working knowledge of storage requirements for food, non-food items, cold chain, dangerous goods, key aspects of storage management and the basic principles of stock control and information flow.

Supply and Transportation Develops an understanding of different transport options, the basic rules of road relief operations, the transport requirements for specialist items and people, and the documentation associated with the movement of goods.

Distribution Develop the ability to establish a workable distribution system.

Fleet Management Develop an understanding of the principles, management, maintenance and control systems of Fleet Management.

Contracts Explains the essential components of a contract, various types of contracts, and writing contracts for transport/fuel/employment/rental/purchase.

Staff Management Develops an understanding of the processes and procedures involved in staff recruitment, employment, training, promotion and discipline, termination.

Financial Management Develops an understanding of the basics of financial administration for emergency programmes, basics of budgetary controls, reporting back and record keeping.

Procurement Explains the key components of the procurement process, the elements of a clear specification and how to produce a tender document and purchase order.

Security Develops an understanding of the security in the logistics context. Decision Making & Conflict Management

Course Fee Structure This cost is fully-inclusive of all accommodation, food, training and training materials from the evening of the first date advertised to the afternoon of the last date advertised. Organisational rate (Sponsored Candidates) USD 300 Individual rate: ( Non Sponsored) USD 225 Trainers This training will be conducted by experienced trainers from RedR India. Training Methodology The course will be conducted in an interactive and participatory manner, drawing on the experiences of participants, leading experts from the private sector and humanitarian agencies, and RedR trainers. Presentations, plenary and group discussions, role-plays and exercises will be used. Case studies will be analysed. Supporting video clips and computer based management tools will be used. Expected Participants This course is open to GO, INGOs, UN, Red Cross, NGOs development and emergency personnel who have experience of coordinating, implementing relief, rehabilitation and development work or are likely to be involved in disaster response initiatives. The course is suitable for participants from a wide variety of backgrounds including:  Generalist humanitarian workers.  Specialist professionals deploying or seeking deployment based on a particular field of expertise (engineering, public health, etc)  Emergencies response or management specialists with some experience of a major NGO transnational network (Red Cross, CARE, Oxfam, MSF, etc) or the UN (UNHCR, WFP, etc)  Emergencies Desk staff of humanitarian organizations  Locally employed or regional staff based in field offices of an NGO or the UN  United Nations staff  Government officials working in emergencies from the region  Consultants  Students and/or individuals with or without field experience. Professional Development The principal aim of RedR training is to improve your effectiveness in disaster response. In addition, RedR training can enhance your professional development. Many of the skills developed will be of benefit to you and your employer in other areas of your career. They are particularly valuable for those likely to be involved in a professional capacity in Humanitarian Assistance. How to Apply? Please fill out the attached Registration Form and send it to On confirmation of availability of seat please forward your course fee to RedR India. For more details on course fee etc. ,please refer the application form What is RedR? RedR-India is a humanitarian; non-profit organization, which maintains a Register of, experienced humanitarian professionals who are available to assist governments and external support agencies in the aftermath of disasters. RedR India is a member of the RedR International network. In addition to its primary task as a recruiter of humanitarian workers the RedRs have a global reputation for the development and presentation of high quality training for the humanitarian aid sector. RedR has offices in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK and Belgium. For more information please visit