Aid/NGO worker based in the field, Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Consultant, Student, Researcher, Aid Critic, Skeptic
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.
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
"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…"
"There are a number of universities that have centres for humanitarian logistics. The most important ones are:
Georgia Tech (US)
Hanken School of Economics (Finland)
London School of Economics (UK)
University of Lugano…"
"...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.
"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…"
"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.
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?