The Resilience in Disaster Relief and Development Supply Chains seminar took place on April 29th, 2015. The seminar ended a 4 year project funded by the Academy of Finland that has analysed current challenges in areas of changing climate risk, urbanisation and security.
Julia Moline, winner of the shared first price for best Master's thesis in humanitarian logistics, receiving her award from Hannu Kari, chairman of the board, HUMLOG Institute
8.30-9.00 Coffee and signing up
9.00-9.15 Opening remarks by Eva Liljeblom, Rector, Hanken School of Economics
9.15-9.45 Project presentation: Resilience in Disaster Relief and Development Supply Chains – Managing Challenges of Climate Change, Urbanisation and Security, by Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken School of Economics
9.45-10.05 Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation Project: Investigating Sustainability of Household Water Filters, by Linda Annala, HUMLOG Project Researcher, Hanken School of Economics
10.05-10.25 Scalability in Nutrition Supply Chains, by Tunca Tabaklar, HUMLOG Project Researcher, Hanken School of Economics
10.25-10.40 COFFEE BREAK
10.40-11.00 Unnatural Disasters and the Death of Disposable Labor: Building Urban Resilience in the Ready Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh, by Nikodemus Solitander, Sinituote Postdoctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken School of Economics
11.00-11.20 The Security Environment of Humanitarian Operations, by Tommi Myyryläinen, HUMLOG Project Researcher, National Defense University of Finland
11.20-11.40 Risk and Security in the Supply Chain, by Daniel Ekwall, Associate Professor, University of Borås
11.40-12.45 WORKSHOP LUNCH
- Cash based assistance
- Inter-organizational learning in humanitarian networks
Do international and local NGOs perspectives on collaborative relationships differ?
- Beneficiaries and customers - what do these roles imply in the humanitarian context?
12.45-13.30 Keynote: Strengthening the Nutrition Supply Chain in Kenya, by Olivia Agutu, Nutrition Officer, Emergency, UNICEF Kenya
13.30-14.15 CANCELLED: Keynote: The Role of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Cash Programming, by George Fenton, Director, Humanitarian Operations Services, World Vision International, Chairman, Humanitarian Logistics Association
14.15-14.30 COFFEE BREAK
14.30-15.15 Keynote: National Resilience in a Hyper-Connected World, by Christian Fjäder, Director, Policy, Planning and Analysis, National Emergency Supply Agency
15.15-15.30 Announcing award winners for best PhD and Master’s theses, by Hannu H. Kari, Research Director, Professor, National Defense University of Finland, Chairman of the board, HUMLOG Institute and Karen Spens, Dean of Education, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Hanken School of Economics
15.30-16.00 Presentation by award winner
16.00 Ending note by Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken School of Economics, and Ira Haavisto, Director of the HUMLOG Institute