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Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics
Learn how to manage the logistics of providing humanitarian relief
Whether it’s people suffering, goods needing to be delivered, reduced communications infrastructures, or major disruption of physical infrastructure, humanitarian organisations work by providing assistance to global crises as quickly and effectively as possible.
On this course, you’ll learn how humanitarian relief is provided and explore the logistical concepts and principles that are applied in humanitarian operations.
You’ll consider the importance of supply chain management and recognise how contextual differences alter the requirements of logistics management during aid operations.
- Humanitarian logistics and humanitarian supply chains
- Logistics services
- Risk and resilience
- Sustainability issues
- Future trends
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the characteristics of the humanitarian context
- Explain how humanitarian relief is provided
- Identify the role of logistics in humanitarian relief
- Apply logistical principles and concepts to the humanitarian context
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a masters program in humanitarian logistics.
The course will also be useful for working professionals or anyone looking to deepen their knowledge in humanitarian logistics.
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