Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2014

Hosted by UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen

Background

The Logistics Cluster Global Meetings are held twice a year, and bring together senior logisticians from humanitarian organisations at the global level. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss relevant Logistics Cluster operations, collect feedback from partner organisations on Logistics Cluster performance, present new initiatives and projects relevant to the field of humanitarian logistics and, since the Nairobi meeting in 2010, they have also served as a forum for strategic discussion concerning the further development of the Logistics Cluster.

Introduction to the Note for the Record (NfR)

The first two days of the Logistics Cluster Global Meeting in Copenhagen focused on both operational and strategic objectives and in particular the humanitarian response to "complex" and system-wide emergencies. The focus of the last half-day was to continue to examine the Supply Chain Management concerns for cash, voucher and market based programming. Topics were wide ranging and with a focus on participatory and active discussions. The event involved the participation of 47 actors from a total of 27 organisations.

The Note for the Record is organised to reflect the discussions as they took place during the Global Meeting in Copenhagen. The Meeting Agenda is presented first, followed by a brief description of each session. The note for the record aims to summarise the key discussion points, and any ideas generated for a collaborative agenda of shared interest topics and action to be taken forward. The Note for the Record aims to summarise the key discussion points, and the ideas generated for a collaborative agenda of shared interest topics going forward.