Logistics Cluster Global Meeting

28th and 29th of May

Hosted by Bioforce Institute, Lyon

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 Logistics Cluster Global Meeting in Lyon focused on both operational and strategic objectives, in particular, the humanitarian logistics response to the complex crisis in Yemen and recent earthquake in Nepal. The focus of the first half of day one included operational discussions, including on the Ebola Response which is now in the later stages, and what the humanitarian logistics community can learn for future pandemic preparedness. The focus of the second half of day one was on presentations and updates on partner projects including those focused on humanitarian logistics professionalisation. The second day focused on strategic discussions including working with National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) and an update on the drafting of the Network Paper in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit. The event involved the participation of 57 attendees from a total of 37 organisations. Topics were wide ranging and included active participation and discussions.

The Note for the Record is organised to reflect the discussions as they took place during the Global Meeting in Lyon. The Meeting Agenda is presented first, followed by a brief description of each session. The document 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 Global Meeting NfR can be downloaded here