Humanitarian assistance in G5 Sahel: macro-logistics and technological potential

  • Adam Płachciak (Speaker)
  • Jakub Marcinkowski (Speaker)
  • Damian Kedziora (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

The G5 Sahel works in collaboration with various international organizations and countries, which are responsible for managing logistics activities, financial flows and security solutions. Humanitarian assistance holds critically important role in the region, despite its multiple challenges and limitations in macroeconomic and technological development. The main aim of the article is to examine macroeconomic potential of logistics activities in humanitarian assistance and protection, on the national and transnational level, allowing for the successful use of technology in humanitarian aid. The key drivers of humanitarian emergencies in the region stem from conflicts, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Sahel countries require a wide range of activities to minimize negative effects of climate change and natural disasters. The state of logistics infrastructure, wide range of natural and man-made disasters, as well as macroeconomic situation of G5 Sahel result in common problems with the organizing of humanitarian logistics from the national and transboundary perspective. Based on the selected indicators, identified problems of humanitarian assistance and protection in the G5 Sahel suggest that the above-mentioned potential of logistics activities require tightening of trans-national collaboration, that shall further allow for wider implementations of technologies to improve humanitarian aid with innovative solutions.
Period25.11.2021
Event title2021 EURO HOpe mini-conference: Financial, Cash and Voucher Assistance in Humanitarian Supply Chains
Event typeConference
Conference number2021
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics