Preparedness saves lives and money during disasters and crises. Adequate preparednes by national actors can also significantly improve first response at the local and national level, and reduce the need for international mobilisation. This goal focuses on supporting the national logistics capacity of identified disaster prone countries.


Logistics Cluster preparedness focuses on six priority countries, chosen in consultation with Logistics Cluster partners. Partner organisations were requested to identify disaster-prone and at-risk countries that most urgently required support in augmenting national logistics response capacities, based on various risk indices and national-level logistics performance and capacity indicators. From an initial list of 30 countries, six were chosen that now form for the focus of Logistics Cluster preparedness activities

Preparedness Initiatives

Private Sector Preparedness involvement
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 11:30
The GLC Preparedness project has been carrying out its first field-based work in Haiti... Read more
Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 09:15
The Logistics Cluster’s strategy for 2016-2018 centres around Preparedness – this means focusing on national disaster resiliency and bringing together government,... Read more
Example of UBDs arrived in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam in 2015
Friday, 3 February, 2017 - 15:00
The Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (HNPW) will take place from 6-10 February 2017 at the International Conference Centre (CIGC) in Geneva. The HNPW is hosted by the Swiss Government and co-chaired by DFID... Read more