Michael Keizer's page

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Name
Michael
Profile type
Individual
What I do
Aid/NGO worker based in the field, Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Consultant, Student, Researcher, Aid Critic, Skeptic
About me
I have been an aid logistician since 2001, when I swapped my comfortable life in the corporate sector for a less comfortable but more rewarding career in aid work. Since then, I have worked as a field logistician, logistics coordinator, logistics consultant, and country manager. I have been involved in planning, implementation, and management of logistics systems as small as a single health structure, and as big as the health system of an entire country (pop. 75 million). And surprisingly, I still love what I am doing.
My website
http://michaelkeizer.com/humourless/
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Latest Activity

Michael Keizer posted a status
"Latest issue of #humlog weekly, with agility, blood shortages, and more! http://hmrl.es/si11bV"
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer added a discussion to the group Humanitarian Logistics
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The World of the Humanitarian Logistician Report

The Humanitarian Logistics Association recently released a report on 'the world of the humanitarian logistician' (see attached). In it, they report on research done by INSEAD into humanitarian logistics as a job, and the perceptions of humanitarian…See More
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer posted a status
"The World of the Humanitarian Logistician Report http://twy.la/N5ifjx"
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to John Frum's discussion Basic logistics in the group 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…"
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to John Frum's discussion Basic logistics in the group Humanitarian Logistics
"There are a number of universities that have centres for humanitarian logistics. The most important ones are: Georgia Tech (US) MIT-Zaragoza (US/Spain) Hanken School of Economics (Finland) London School of Economics (UK) University of Lugano…"
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer posted a status
"An interesting video from the Humanitarian Futures Programme, discussing cooperation between science and practice for aid and development. h"
Jul 13, 2012
Michael Keizer joined AidSource's group
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WhyDev

Our visionOur mission is to provide a collaborative and participatory platform for individuals passionate about development, aid, and other global issues.Our vision is to enable you to lend your voice and energy to development issues and to continue…See More
Jul 12, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to J.'s discussion What would it take to make you walk? in the group Work & Life
"That is, of course, assuming that the aid workforce would comprise solely Americans. "
Jul 1, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to Zehra Rizvi's discussion Best resources on urban programming? in the group All Things Urban
"...and... I just came across this resource:Building Livelihoods: A Field Manual for Practitioners in Humanitarian Settings. More in general: you might want to have a look through the resources on urban programming at ALNAP. "
Jun 27, 2012
Michael Keizer posted an event

5th Global Health Supply Chain Summit at Kigali, Rwanda

November 14, 2012 to November 16, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to J.'s discussion What would it take to make you walk? in the group Work & Life
"I can see why you posted your latest status update. >:> "
Jun 21, 2012
Michael Keizer joined AidSource's group
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Work & Life

Share resources and discuss issues related to managing (or not managing) to balance life with work in the humanitarian sector. See also: The AidSource "Work & Life" pageSee More
Jun 21, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to Zehra Rizvi's discussion Best resources on urban programming? in the group All Things Urban
"You must have had some inside goss, because the latest issue of Disasters is dedicated to 'urban vulnerability and humanitarian response'. Some good reading in there. "
Jun 21, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to Zehra Rizvi's discussion Best resources on urban programming? in the group All Things Urban
"I would and even vehemently agree with you that we need to act in an integrated way... but having said that, we also need to keep in mind our own (human limitations); sadly, the time of the 'uomo universale' is long gone and you will have…"
Jun 15, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to Rowan Emslie's discussion Academia and Development - A Seperation of Powers in the group Students & Educators
"I might even quit my day job to work there... "
Jun 15, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to Zehra Rizvi's discussion Best resources on urban programming? in the group All Things Urban
"I don't have much on urban lovelihoods as I am more into urban health and I have never really delved into the lovelihoods issue -- even though there are (of course) a lot of cross-links between the two. "
Jun 14, 2012

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At 4:12am on January 9, 2012, Michael Keizer said…

Spent the holidays with friends in the Netherlands. Now looking for a next gig: no clue yet what what it will be.

What's life like for you?

At 3:44am on January 9, 2012, Zehra Rizvi said…

moving the twitter discussion here instead of beta forum.

cool..thanks man.  will try out seesmic and see if it's enough or tooo much for me.  I have a loggie soft spot after knocking heads with them for YEARS.  But we get each other now.  What are u up to these days?

At 12:21pm on January 6, 2012, Michael Keizer said…

I think compliments should be due to whomever designed this theme.

At 10:40am on January 6, 2012, Zehra Rizvi said…

I did my page but I was using Marianne from Haiti as inspiration...!  Yours is sooo much better...

At 3:33am on January 6, 2012, Michael Keizer said…

Very easy:

  • Click on Settings - Appearance - My page
  • Select Themes - Elegant (you might have to scroll a bit)
  • Tweak to your heart's content.

At 7:25pm on January 5, 2012, Bonnie Koenig said…

+1 Mine, too!

 

At 7:15pm on January 5, 2012, Linda Raftree said…

Dang, can you design my page too? yours looks so nice!

 
 
 

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