2022 HHL Annual Conference

Strengthening Local Crisis Preparedness and Response Plans Through Effective Logistics Networks

2022 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference

This year’s theme:  Strengthening Local Crisis Preparedness and Response Plans through Effective Logistics Networks
Sub themes:
  • Sustainable local procurement
  • Health Supply Chain Capacity Development
  • Last-Mile Delivery

As the world faces increasing challenges to meet humanitarian needs due to conflict, natural disasters, and health emergencies, representatives from aid organizations, the private and public sectors, governments, academia, and others are joining us to examine and discuss current and future priorities, strategies, and best practices in the health and humanitarian logistics sectors.

The HHL returns in 2022 to its in-person format, with online access to enable broad participation. Hosted at Aidex, Brussels on November 16th/17th the event will be co-led by the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) and Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems.  Other organizers include INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group, NC State University, MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, People that Deliver (hosted by UNICEF), and the International Association of Public Health Logisticians.

The Conference will be highly interactive focusing on voices from the field, where challenges and potential solutions will be discussed over two days facilitated through panel discussions, innovation and academic poster presentations, case studies, breakout sessions, and high-level engagement. 

Since its inauguration in 2008, the conference has been held in various countries including the United States of America, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates, and Rwanda, and was held virtually in 2020 and 2021. The conference serves as an annual forum through which a wide range of stakeholders can learn and engage on challenging issues that are most relevant to today’s aid supply chains.

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Conference Agenda

Time (CET) Activity Activity
09:30 Registration Tea/Coffee
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and keynote speech
10:30 - 11:15 Panel discussion Progress and challenges to Sustainable Local Procurement, Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Capacity, and Last Mile Delivery
BREAK BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Topic Workshops (run in parallel) Workshop 1: Sustainable Local Procurement
Workshop 2: Health Supply Chain Capacity Development
Workshop 3: Last Mile Delivery
12:30 - 13:00 Workshop Summary Call to action - points per topic / region for HLA Advocacy Groups
13:00 - 14:30 Innovation, sponsor & student poster presentations Main Conference Room/B'out room(s)
LUNCH LUNCH
14:30 - 16:00 Special Topics: Europe Migrant Crisis and Ukraine response: Aid/donor/peer presentations (TBC)

Time (CET) Activity Activity
09:30 Registration Tea/Coffee
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and keynote speech
10:30 - 11:15 Panel discussion Progress and challenges to Sustainable Local Procurement, Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Capacity, and Last Mile Delivery
BREAK BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Topic Workshops (run in parallel) Workshop 1: Sustainable Local Procurement
Workshop 2: Health Supply Chain Capacity Development
Workshop 3: Last Mile Delivery
12:30 - 13:00 Workshop Summary Call to action - points per topic / region for HLA Advocacy Groups
13:00 - 14:30 Innovation, sponsor & student poster presentations Main Conference Room/B'out room(s)
LUNCH LUNCH
14:30 - 16:00 Special Topics: Technology enablers for aid delivery