Develop and deliver/disseminate Logistics Cluster training and guidance material for Logistics Cluster staff and stakeholders is one of the activities foreseen by the 2016-2018 Logistics Cluster Strategy.
The Logistics Cluster runs and contributes to several trainings aimed at developing the logistics response of the humanitarian community.

Here is an overview on the Logistics Cluster trainings held at field level and at global level in 2017.

New Logistics Cluster Learning Platform available

The Logistics Cluster just started a new learning platform where you can find online courses and the online learning for upcoming Logistics Cluster Induction (LCI), Logistics Cluster Response Team (LRT) and further trainings. It is free to use for all humanitarian partners.

Just register and access the platform here
(WFP staff can access the “Logistics Cluster Learning Channel” directly under welearn.wfp.org)

Enjoy the new learning experience!

Logistics Cluster Induction Training (LCIT)

This introduction to the Logistics Cluster is conducted to increase the overall understanding of the Logistics Cluster’s role and functions amongst humanitarian logisticians, and to support surge capacity for Logistics Cluster field operations. The objective is to provide participants with an understanding of the mandate and scope of work of the Logistics Cluster, what it means to work for the Cluster in an emergency, the functions of the Cluster and the key tools available....more

Logistics Response Team Training (LRT)

The LRT is a unique logistics training designed to enhance the response capabilities of the international community, preparing skilled Logistics Response Teams deployable to provide immediate operational logistics surge capacity during an emergency.
Through an eight day simulation, recreating the onset of an emergency from a Logistics Cluster perspective, senior logistics managers develop comprehensive response management knowledge and capacities. ...more

Information Management Training

The Information Management training is designed for staff with experience as Logistics Cluster Information Management Officers in field operations, and/or experience in Information Management and reporting roles for WFP, other UN agencies or NGOs.
Participants acquire new skills to build on their experience, by increasing their knowledge of Logistics Cluster IM standards, procedures and tools to better prepare to work with the Logistics Cluster in the field....more

Logistics Emergency Team (LET) Training

The Logistics Emergency Team (LET) is comprised of the major global logistics and transport companies Agility, Maersk and UPS. The LET supports the Logistics Cluster in large-scale emergencies, providing access to a global network of transportation and logistics expertise.
The LET training aims to train senior logistics personnel from the LET on the humanitarian context, the role of the Logistics Cluster and on the emergency mechanisms for disaster response operations

Service Mindset Training (SMT)

The Service Mindset Training is an interactive, e-Learning programme designed to improve the communication and coordination skills of humanitarian logisticians and improve the quality of partnerships between humanitarian organisations to ultimately delivery more effective assistance to beneficiaries. ...more

Access Training

Obstructed or denied access is one of the most prominent issues facing WFP and its partners. This training introduces participants to key concepts and tools for addressing access constraints, while having them apply these tools to real-life emergency scenarios through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions....more

Emergency Logistics


The World Food Programme, in consultation with other humanitarian agencies, has designed a comprehensive emergency logistics-training package and a guide on how to build a Desktop Simulation in emergency logistics.

The course incorporates knowledge and skills required for the implementation of emergency logistics at strategic, operational and practical levels and is designed for adaption to specific national contexts. Modules available are:

Warehouse Management in Emergencies...more

Strategic Emergency Logistics (3.5)...more

Strategic Emergency Logistics (4.5) ...more

Operational Emergency Logistics ...more

Practical Emergency Logistics ...more

Desktop Simulation Guidebook ...more