(The Humanitarian Social Network)
I've been doing relief work for a long time. I think I'm pretty good at getting NFIs from the warehouse into the hands of beneficiaries, but it's been a lot of learn-as-I-go, and much of that as trial-and-error.
I would like to hear the advice of others who have been in this longer and/or who have better experience or more formal education on
What are books or articles I should read to learn about the basics of proper humanitarian logistics?
Could you condense your advice or give me pointers here in Aidsource?
I'm also wondering if anyone can suggest any education programs on logistics? Is there a "Bachelor of Logistics" program I'm just not finding?
There are a number of universities that have centres for humanitarian logistics. The most important ones are:
Outside universities, there are a couple of fairly well regarded courses in humanitarian logistics:
Humanitarian logistics is a pretty wide subject, so probably the best thing to do first is to define what part of it you would like to learn about first and work from there; there a few courses that more or less cover the entire width of the field (without going into much depth), but offhand I don't know of any one book that does. Apart from that, you might want to get a subscription on the only professional journal in the area, the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.