6th AFRICA LOGISTICS CONFERENCE

14 - 15 March, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

Humanitarian Logistics and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

What is the Africa Logistics Conference?

​The annual Africa Logistics Conference (ALC) brings together local and regional researchers, business leaders and professionals from humanitarian, government, donor, academic and private sectors to share and exchange knowledge related to supply chain networks in the context of humanitarian assistance in East Africa.

The conference offers opportunities for the identification of humanitarian issues and trends specifically affecting the region. It facilitates the sharing of opportunities, ideas and solutions to foster collaboration and partnership in order to meet the complex humanitarian challenges.

This year's theme is "Humanitarian Logistics and the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030". The conference will consider how supply networks in Africa need to evolve to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations and which end in 2030.
 

The conference will be opened by Karl Gernandt, Member of the Board, Kuehne Foundation, and will be closed by Ms Denise Brown, Director of Emergencies, WFP.

What you will gain attending the Conference

The conference results in the formation of new business and social networks. In the past new partnerships and projects have been created. The involvement of students from local universities ensures young talent is motivated to engage in humanitarian issues and seek opportunities in the supply chain industry.


The key insights from the discussions will be captured in a conference report to be shared with all attendees.

 
 

Sessions

The conference will be composed of a set of plenary sessions, ideas exchanges and participatory workshops. It will consider 4 questions, as follows:

Session 1
Future Roles In Humanitarian Logistics

Session 2

Future Supply Chain Integrations

Session 3
Future Technology in Humanitarian Logistics

Session 4
Future Standards in Ethical Supply Chains

Speakers

Karl Gernandt

 

Karl Gernandt acts as the Executive Chairman of the Kühne Holding AG, the unit which concentrates all activities of Mr. Klaus-Michael Kühne. Furthermore he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kühne + Nagel International AG since May 2016 after having been Executive Chairman since May 2011.

On October 1, 2008, Klaus-Michael Kühne, majority shareholder of Kühne + Nagel International AG, appointed Karl Gernandt as his successor. Consequently, Gernandt became CEO of Kühne’s privately held Kühne Holding AG, Schindellegi. In 2009 he was appointed Delegate of the Board of Directors of Kühne + Nagel International AG. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kühne Foundation, Switzerland. Since 2009, he is member of the Board of Directors of Hapag-Lloyd AG and since 2017 he sits on the Board of VTG AG, Hamburg.

Denise Brown

 

Denise Brown is currently the World Food Programme's Director of Emergencies in the Emergency Preparedness & Support Response Division (OSE). She joined WFP in 1998 as field monitor in Iraq and recently moved to Rome having served as Regional Director in West Africa since 2013 where she was responsible for WFP operations across 20 countries, as well as a number of regional crises including the response to the Ebola Virus pandemic. Brown has worked in challenging environments including Afghanistan (1999 – 2002), Kenya (2002 – 2007) and Somalia (2007 – 2009) where she was Deputy Country Director. 

Denise’s main focus as WFP Director of Emergencies is on providing systematic and effective operational and strategic support to corporate emergencies as well as strengthening emergency preparedness of WFP teams as well as partners and governments.

Alan McKinnon

 

Alan Mckinnon is Professor of Logistics in the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. He was founder and director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is now a professor emeritus. He has held visiting professorships in China, Malaysia, Sweden, South Africa and the UK.

Professor McKinnon has been researching and teaching in freight transport / logistics for almost 40 years and has published extensively in journals and books on many different aspects of the subject. He has been an adviser to several governments, parliamentary committees and international organisations, including the OECD, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He was chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Logistics and Supply Chain Council and is currently a member of its Council on the Future of Mobility. He was a member of the European Commission’s High Level Group on Logistics. He is a Fellow of both the European Logistics Association and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  He is also a recipient of the CILT’s highest distinction, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award.

James N. Njihia

Prof James M. Njihia is an Associate Professor and Dean, School of Business, University of Nairobi, and was previously Chairman of the Department of Management Science. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Warwick, UK, and an MBA and BSc Eng. (Civil) from the University of Nairobi.


He has published in journals in business, management and information systems, philosophy of science, and contributed to scholarly books on technology and policy. He is the Vice-Chairman and Country Representative, Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA), and Founding Chairman of the Operations Management Society of Kenya (OMSK).

 

He has consulted locally and internationally in private and public sector organizations in the areas of strategy formulation and implementation, digital business and innovation, information systems, project and programme management, market research and feasibility studies, with wide experience in local and international business development, infrastructure, and healthcare systems in Africa.

 
 

Wednesday 14th March

 

 

8h00 - 9h00:

Registration


9h00 - 9h30:

Key Note Speech: Mr Karl Gernandt, Member of the Board, Kuehne Foundation


9h30 - 11h00:

Session 1: Future Roles In Humanitarian Logistics - Plenary Session

What are the roles of the private sector, the academic community, national community and the humanitarian community in humanitarian logistics in Africa now, and until 2030?

11h00 - 11h30:

 

Morning Break

11h30 - 13h00:

 

Session 1: Future Roles In Humanitarian Logistics - Group Work

 

What are the roles of the private sector, the academic community, national community and the humanitarian community in humanitarian logistics in Africa now, and until 2030?


13h00 - 14h00:

Lunch Break

14h00 - 15h30:

Session 2: Future Supply Chain Integrations - Plenary Session

Are humanitarian supply networks sufficiently integrated or could they be further integrated into a more cohesive network by 2030?

15h30 - 16h00:

Afternoon Break


16h00 - 17h30:

Session 2: Future Supply Chain Integrations -Group Work

Are humanitarian supply networks sufficiently integrated or could they be further integrated into a more cohesive network by 2030?


17h30 - 19h30:

 

Networking Event

Cocktail & Reception

Thursday 15th March

 

 

9h00 - 10h30:

 

Session 3: Future Technology in Humanitarian Logistics - Rapid Ideas Exchange

 

What will humanitarian aid look like throughout the 2020s in terms of technology, software and hardware?

10h30 - 11h00:

 

Morning Break

11h00 - 12h30:

 

Session 3: Future Technology in Humanitarian Logistics - Rapid Ideas Exchange

 

What will humanitarian aid look like throughout the 2020s in terms of technology, software and hardware?

12h30 - 13h30:

 

Lunch Break + networking session organized by university students

13h30 - 15h00:

 

Session 4: Future Standards in Ethical Supply Chains - Plenary session

 

How should the humanitarian supply chain community in Africa collaborate to ensure standards in ethical procurement and supply chain management? Is there a limit to the type or the range of ethical standards that the humanitarian supply chain community safeguards?

 

15h00 - 15h30:

 

Afternoon Break

15h30 - 17h00:

Session 4: Future Standards in Ethical Supply Chains - Group Work

How should the humanitarian supply chain community in Africa collaborate to ensure standards in ethical procurement and supply chain management? Is there a limit to the type or the range of ethical standards that the humanitarian supply chain community safeguards?


17h00 - 17h30:

Closing remarks: Ms Denise Brown, Director of Emergencies, WFP

Partners

The conference is co-facilitated by World Food Programme (WFP), the University of Nairobi, the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), the Inter-Agency Working Group for East & Central Africa (IAWG), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), and HELP Logistics (a program of the Kuehne Foundation).

 

Information

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5th Africa Logistics Conference Report

Nairobi, Kenya 2016

Vaccinations
 

Registration

The conference will take place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March, 2018 at Hotel Dusit2 (D2) Nairobi, Kenya.

 

To ensure a high level of participation and engagement the conference capacity is limited to 120 attendees.

Register now to attend the conference. No registration fee is required.

Do not hesitate to contact us on: info@africalogisticsconference.com


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