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Migration, Supply Chain Management and Cash Transfer Programming

Explore the multiple causes of displacement and how various humanitarian actors respond – or don’t respond – to displacement.

Migration, Supply Chain Management and Cash Transfer Programming
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Understand the correlation between disasters and displacement

Disasters often result in displacement. Subsequently, genuine and less acceptable forms of population movements may result. Displacement will, in the majority of cases, require home or host state responses as well as humanitarian agency responses, through the provision of shelter and general protection.

What topics will you cover?

  • Logistics and supply chains
  • Procurement, storage and stock control
  • A range of supply chains
  • The differences between business supply chains and humanitarian supply chains and their relevance to disaster/emergency/humanitarian response
  • Defining quality in disaster supply chains
  • Surge capacities, pre-positioning and capacities
  • The World Food Programme
  • Exploring cash transfer programming and the range of modalities
  • The rationale for cash transfer programming over in-kind support

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 supply chains and their role in emergency/disaster relief
  • Explore migration and displacement concepts and theories
  • Evaluate trends in population displacement
  • Evaluate response strategies and approaches to displacement by states and NGOs

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed people who wish to explore migration and displacement concepts and the response strategies and approaches to displacement.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer in International Disaster Relief and Community Reconstruction

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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