HLA ran two workshops at the newly formed International Disaster Response Expo at Olympia, London on 29th November.

Over 35 delegates attended a workshop on Managing the Humanitarian Supply Chain by Peter Jones of Logistics Learning Alliance and Alesh Brown of BeDataReady on blockchain technology.

Click here to view their slides:

Managing the Humanitarian Supply Chain

Introduction to blockchain

In the afternoon we ran a roundtable discussion on emergency response planning, focussing on the issues surrounding aviation in the humanitarian context. HLA has formed an aviation interest group and is pursuing a number of themes around training, capacity, collaboration and standards, which it hopes to progress with various agencies and partners. A full report of this discussion and proposed actions will be posted on site in early 2019 but for now, see the slides that guided the discussion.