Resilience in Disaster Relief and Development Supply Chains - Managing Challenges of Climate Change, Urbanisation and Security (Academy of Finland)
Date: 2011 - 2015 (40 months)
Aim of the project: To increase the understanding of resilience of such supply chains as they face new challenges related to changing climate risks, urbanisation, and heightened security requirements. Supply chain resilience has gained attention in recent years as a concept to respond to disruptions in the supply chain. Disruptions can be of operational-technical nature or also include political instability, natural disasters, and complex emergencies. Disaster relief has therefore come to embrace the concept of supply chain resilience as well. Resilience in the disaster relief and development context refers to both the overall management of humanitarian supply chains, but also to the responsiveness to particular challenges these supply chains are exposed to.
Funded by: Academy of Finland
Countries of the project: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Soudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Partners: Clark University (USA), CSIR (South Africa),Högskolan i Borås, the University of Borås, (Sweden), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, East Africa (IFRC East Africa), Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, MIT (USA), National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (the Netherlands)
Projects members at Hanken: Kovacs Gyöngyi, Spens Karen, Haavisto Ira, Ekwall Daniel, Sohn Minchul, Vaillancourt Alain, Tabaklar Tunca