Becoming a partner

Apart from modest grants, HLA relies on volunteer time and in-kind support to operate. In order to grow and provide additional membership services, including regular news, enhancing our Hum-Log Knowledge Portal, running training workshops and networking events, it is vital that we are able to invest.

Apart from becoming a Corporate member (click here for details), organisations can partner with us to provide support.

How will you benefit from partnering with us?

  • Networking with aid organisation representatives
  • Access to network of experienced local staff to support business surge requirements
  • Lobbying for logistics (raising the profile of the private sector in aid service delivery)
  • Knowledge sharing, learning and thought leadership
  • Access to news regarding ‘on the ground’ operations
  • Sharing information regarding latest aid logistics trends
  • Profile-raising via website and mailshots to our members

The benefits gained and their duration would depend on the level of contribution. For an outline of available opportunities, please see the attached leaflet.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact

Partner Directory


  • Africa at Heart

    Africa at Heart is one of the fastest-growing organizations in Ghana, providing short and long
    term volunteer tours and travels, internships, mini-ventures, high school, university and college group trips, and medical and Christian mission trips in Ghana.
    Our programs have been trusted by many volunteers for well over a decade and are designed in a way to ensure your volunteer experience is safe, life changing, worthwhile, and fun.

  • Aston University – Aston Logistics & Systems Institute

    Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University, known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions. Its high quality teaching was confirmed by the award of a Gold ranking in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

    The School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to the University’s specialised programmes in transport, logistics and supply chain management – at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Aston Logistics & Systems Institute was established in 2016 as a focal point for the University’s research and innovation work in these fields. Humanitarian logistics is a priority research theme for the Institute.

    Aston Logistics & System Institute


  • Durbin

    As one of the world’s leading specialist medical suppliers to the international humanitarian community, Durbin is able to draw on over 30 years of experience in sourcing and distributing pharmaceuticals, consumables and medical equipment. With a wide range of stock in their facilities, both in the UK and the USA, Durbin is able to assist with rapid reaction to healthcare crisis situations, as well as longer term requirements.


  • EASST Academy

    EASST Academy is part of the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), an independent UK-registered charity with the aim of making road travel safer, greener and more sustainable for future generations.

    It offers an online road safety course for managers, developed by EASST, IRU Academy and Cranfield University, together with classroom based training.


  • Field Ready

    Field Ready – a non-profit, humanitarian organisation – meets humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, design and engaging people in new ways. We make useful items to solve problems locally in various sectors such as health, water and sanitation. We do this by using the latest technology including 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as traditional manufacturing. We pass on these skills to others through training and pioneering innovative approaches to the toughest challenges.

  • Floorbox

    Floorbox are experts in the supply of temporary overlay solutions, in the UK and across the globe. Their team helps you discover the most efficient and affordable kit to use, whether you’re moving an 18-tonne crane, pushing a wheelbarrow or providing pedestrian access.

    At Floorbox, the team shares their advice and expertise to make sure you succeed. Products include: temporary overlay; track, industrial and crane mats; cable and trench covers; outrigger pads; outdoor flooring; and temporary roads, walkways and car parks.


  • Global Logistics Competence

    GLC, Global Logistics Competence, is a German, UK and Austrian-based consultancy that helps develop local logistics infrastructure. GLC helps plan, evaluate and implement optimised transportation networks and efficient warehouse operations.

    Apart from providing operational consultancy, GLC is able to train local staff in logistics operations and provides in-depth know-how and expertise to enable staff to run a logistics business on their own.


  • Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

    The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops an active regional and national network of thought leaders in the private, public, and civic sectors to make the Los Angeles region better prepared, more secure, and more resilient in the face of all threats.

    Our mission is to engage, partner with, enhance capabilities, and through innovative technologies support an active regional and national network of key stakeholders in the private, public, and civic sectors.

    For more information on our work, visit


  • International Association of Public Health Logisticians

    The International Association of Public Health Logisticians was founded in 2007 to promote the professionalization of supply chain managers and others working in the field of public health logistics.

    It seeks to offer a global dialogue where members share their experiences of what works in operating supply chains for various health programs and in diverse settings; providing learning and positive reinforcement for members to strengthen their supply chain skills.


  • Logistics Learning Alliance

    Logistics Learning Alliance is a leading provider of humanitarian logistics and supply chain focussed learning programmes, with over 1,000 students, in six continents.  Our programmes aim to certify the learners’ competence in delivering logistics support and to help improve their professional skills.

    LLA have been a part of the team that has  developed the Fritz Institute/CILT Certifications in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management programmes.  We are the only provider of these qualifications, which many agencies now look for as part of their recruiting strategy.


  • Mercy Corps

    Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


  • Neutral Air Partners

    Neutral Air Partner is the premier global network of leading air cargo architects and aviation specialists, aiming to inject a greater degree of advanced air cargo expertise into the logistics industry, revive specialization, and to drive airfreight and express buying power across the air cargo supply chain.

    The organization was founded in 2016 in Hong Kong (home to the world’s largest cargo airport), and now consists of 3 sub-industry groups and over 180 air cargo specialists in 70 countries.


  • RedR UK

    In partnership with RedR UK, we provide free, expert advice to NGOs and logisticians undertaking programmes anywhere in the world through the platform KnowledgePoint

    If you’re involved in any kind of humanitarian or development work and have a technical problem in the field, ask us a question and get our expert advice – fast.



  • Sea Sky Cargo

    SEA SKY CARGO is a global logistics organization with a separate division that handles relief/donations cargo and is focused on project, break-bulk, abnormal, oversized, out of gauge and heavy lift cargos.

    It has grown to become one of the leading freight forwarders and 3PL service providers in Nepal, providing multi-modal transport options throughout Nepal and Bhutan.

    We firmly believe that although transportation is our business, effectively communicating with our clients is key. Our motto is one hundred percent guarantee of efficiency and reliability.

    We offer a 15 % discount on our rates for any relief goods to Nepal and Bhutan. We will be pleased to help any HLA members who need our logistics services in Nepal and Bhutan.



  • Transaid

    Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, Transaid shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments.

    It focuses on professional driver training, transport management systems, and rural access to transport, to solve two of the biggest transport challenges in economically developing countries.


  • Vallis Trade Assurance Services

    Vallis Trade Assurance Services (VTAS) is a UK-based provider of integrated supply chain and commodity management across Africa and the Middle East. We are proud of our contribution to international trade through our services, which offer support to businesses and enable them to access new markets.

    With over 21 years’ experience and a presence in 40 countries, we facilitate important intra-continental trade with 700 members of dedicated staff – over 90% of whom are employed locally in the countries in which we operate.

    Our logistics management services are expansive, covering various areas such as stock level verification, inspecting warehouses and storage facilities, sourcing transport services, and operational management and integration.

  • Volunteer Action for Change Kenya

    Volunteer action for Change Kenya is an organization actively involved in youth work and community development within Kenya. We deliver our activities by closely working with volunteers who are deployed in our community projects across the country. Projects vary in length from two to six months plus and cover a range of areas, including protection of natural and cultural heritage, peace activism, and aid to disadvantaged social groups, especially youth. Anyone interested in volunteering in Kenya should contact us for more information.