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The HLA Hum-Log Portal is a collection of  valuable texts on humanitarian logistics practice curated from reputable sources including The Logistics Cluster, HPN, KnowledgePoint, academic institutions and HLA original content.

The content is only available to Full and Corporate members. To join or upgrade to this membership, click here.

Visit the Knowledge Portal

Pilot new knowledge portal

We are working with doctoral student Lothar Weichert at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, who is creating a pilot implementation of a new knowledge management system for the humanitarian sector, The pilot is kindly hosted by Shelter Centre, Switzerland.  Click here for a presentation of the portal project given at HNPW 2020.


Visit our training page for providers

Upcoming Changes to Ocean Freight: a one hour webinar run jointly with GEODIS. Access the recording here.

Customs Clearance and Export Challenges: a one hour webinar run jointly with IMPACCT. Access the recording here.

Protection and safeguarding challenges: a one hour webinar, run jointly with PHAP, on protection issues, including polls among delegates and guest panel speakers. Click to view the recording.

Using mobile phones to conduct field surveys: one hour webinar given by Geopoll, May 2019. Click to view recording.

Using clean energy in hum-log crises: One hour webinar given by Footprint Project, April 2019. Click to view the recording.

Cutting carbon emissions in hum-log: One hour webinar given by GEODIS and EcoTransit, March 2019. Click to view the recording.

Using Digital Technology to Support Humanitarian Logistics: One hour webinar given by a range of panel speakers in conjunction with ICT4D, February 2019. Click to view the recording.

Introduction to CTP: One hour webinar on Cash Transfer Programming, given by Nathalie Abramo of the Fritz Institute. Click to view the recording.

Managing the humanitarian supply chain: Slides from one hour workshop in November 2018, given by Peter Jones of Logistics Learning Alliance, covering market-based assistance, the use of cash transfers and blockchain technology. Click to view.

An introduction to humanitarian blockchain: Slides from a 25 minute workshop in November 2018, given by Alesh Brown of BeDataReady and HumanityChain. Click to view.


Visit our events page for latest events

HNPW 2020: report on workshop discussing the future of hum-log

HNPW 2020: article discussing the future of hum-log

HNPW 2020: report on workshop discussing the creation of Universal Logistics Standards

HNPW 2020:presentation on the pilot of a Knowledge Management System for humanitarian logistics


We are working on several research projects, which we hope will improve best practice in the sector.

Participants wanted for research study: we have been asked by a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto to seek voluntary participants for a study into information behaviour of emergency responders. Click here for more information.

We are working in collaboration with Professor Peter Tatham, Professor of Humanitarian Logistics at Griffith University, Brisbane on an extensive Body of Knowledge project, covering 8 key pillars of humanitarian logistics.


HLA provides technical support to field logisticians in partnership with RedR UK on the online service, KnowledgePoint. There you can find free, expert advice to NGOs and aid workers operating anywhere in the world.

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Enabling Technologies

Frontline SMS  EcoTransit   Ushahidi

Technology Communities

CrisisCommons    Crisis Mappers    NetHope

ITC Infrastructure

Inveneo    Telecoms Sans Frontieres