Please use this link to join the session in Zoom:
Rhiza Nery, Network Coordination Specialist, Connecting Business initiative (CBi)
1, Veronica T. Gabaldon – Executive Director, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)
2, Iman Gandi – Vice Chairman, Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI)
3, Michel Saad – Deputy Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
With COVID-19 bringing in new challenges and complexities in the delivery of humanitarian aid, private sector platforms or networks can help address complex crises that individual organizations are unable to address alone.
This forum sessions aims to showcase concrete examples of how private sector networks or business associations can contribute to effective and efficient multi-stakeholder partnership in humanitarian logistics actions.
The session aims to gather representatives from OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (TBC), the CBi member network in the Philippines, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and the Indonesian Logistics and Forwarder Association to discuss good practices, challenges and lessons learned in promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships in humanitarian logistics activities through their networks. A concrete call to action on how private sector networks can contribute to the adoption of new technologies in humanitarian logistics shall also be initiated.
To facilitate exchange of good practices in engaging private sector networks or industry associations for humanitarian logistics;
To reflect on lessons learned, highlighting the drivers and barriers, of private sector engagement in humanitarian logistics; and,
To explore practical entry-points for private sector participation in national and regional-level discussions on humanitarian logistics.