In effort to build the capacity within the sector, Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA UK) has been partnering with the ICRC and other organisations since 2006 through the FRITZ CHL, CHSCM and the Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practice (Distance Learning) programmes. The LLA’s Humanitarian Essential Logistics Modules (HELM) covers essential topics and roles in the humanitarian logistics and supply chains. HELM is delivered in Kenya, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Haiti.

The ICRC LSC Nairobi has since 2016 played an essential role in hosting HELM students, which are facilitated by Haydn Sandvig, who is a facility member and the Director of International Business for LLA, he also a member and advisor for the HLA, and an Ambassador for the Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM). Both HLA and IoSCM endorse the HELM sessions.

During their visit to the LSC Nairobi, students interacted with practical aspects of Supply Chain, Warehousing, Fleet Management, Medial Logistics and Quality Assurance practices. This interaction allowed students to connect theory and practice and learn from the best practices exhibited at the LSC Nairobi. The quarterly visits will also be beneficial for exchanging knowledge and experiences between the students and LSC staff, given that many of the students are practicing in their home countries. A video (posted in the HLA Member Zone) captures one of the visits that occurred recently on May 13 2022, where learners got the chance to visit various departments, observe real-time processes ask questions and interact with different members.