LLA Newsletter – Spring 2022 Edition

Welcome to the first LLA newsletter of 2022.

After the events of the past couple of years, we know how hard Humanitarians have been working to provide relief and logistical support to those in need. Whether that is by assisting with vaccination efforts, or on the frontline in warzones and areas hit by natural and manmade disasters, the Humanitarian community continues to be at the forefront.

Sadly, as we began 2022, we did so with yet another conflict. The invasion of Ukraine has been both shocking and upsetting to witness from afar, but nothing compared to the very real consequences of those who live in the country, many of whom have had to flee and seek refuge elsewhere. We offer our full support to the Ukrainian people, as well as to those who are still in Ukraine and those who are helping others in the country.

If you want to read more about how the Humanitarian community is assisting the people of Ukraine, we encourage people to read reliable sources of information and avoid the spread of misinformation. This article from ICRC about international humanitarian law is a helpful piece that explains more about the legal and moral obligations. And this article from the BBC explains why Red Cross organisations are required to remain impartial during conflict in order to most effectively provide assistance to those most in need.

We also know that Ukraine is not the only country to be affected by war and we send our sincere thoughts to those who are affected all over the world, including in Yemen and Afghanistan.

We are always so happy and honoured to receive feedback from our students and graduates, especially as they come to the end of their successful journey with us. And particularly so during the past few months, which we know have been especially difficult for our students as they worked for NGOs in response to both the pandemic and other natural and manmade disasters.

Here’s just a few of our favourite testimonials from 2021.


Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programme (HLCP) update

Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programmes 2022

Formed in 2006, the Fritz Institute-CILT Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programmes have provided Logisticians with the skills, knowledge and competency required to effectively deliver humanitarian aid and logistical support to those most in need. Since the launch, hundreds of Humanitarians have graduated from these Online Programmes, becoming Certified Logisticians who can effectively deliver aid and assistance to those in need all around the world.

Want to join the hundreds of graduated Humanitarians who have studied with us? Join the Programme today and start your journey to become a Certified Logistician!

Are you an experienced Humanitarian Logistician or Supply Chain Manager who is looking to study an advanced level qualification that is recognised by NGOs? Or a Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) Graduate who wants to move on to the next stage of your professional development? The Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) Programme is the ideal Certification for experienced Humanitarians. Studied exclusively through fully coached distance learning.


Additional dates added for Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in 2022

HELM Event - Nairobi, Kenya February 2022

With the easing of restrictions in 2021, it was great to be able to deliver our face-to-face training events again. Our tutor Haydn Sandvig visited Kenya to deliver back-to-back events, as well as delivering our first ever visit to Nepal, which was a huge success. We were delighted to receive this feedback from Nirpa Dhami, who attended our session in Nepal:

As we continue to plan our schedule for 2022 for our Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) events, we have added new locations and are delighted to be visiting Bangladesh and Cambodia for the first time!

  • 10th-13th May 2022 Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 1 – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport
  • 16th-19th May 2022 Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 2 – Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership
  • 23rd-27th May 2022 Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 3 Advanced Diploma – Supply Chain Management, Stock pre-positioning, Phases of Humanitarian Response, Team Management & HR and Cash Transfer Programming.
  • 13th-22nd June 2022 ***NEW LOCATION ADDED*** Dhaka, Bangladesh: HELM 1 & 2 Diploma – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport, Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership
  • 11th-15th July 2022 Nairobi, Kenya: HELM 4 Medical Logistics Diploma – Procurement, Cold Chain Management, Warehousing & Inventory, Distribution and Disposal
  • 19th-28th July 2022 Bo, Sierra Leone: HELM 1 & 2 Diploma – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport, Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership
  • 13th-22nd September 2022 ***NEW LOCATION ADDED***  Phnom Penh, Cambodia: HELM 1 & 2 Diploma – Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory, Fleet Management & Transport, Procurement, Medical Logistics, Management & Leadership

Interested in knowing more about what happens during our HELM training events? Delivered in locations across Africa, these events have helped hundreds of Humanitarian Logisticians become more effective and efficient. For more information, visit our website page: https://logisticslearningalliance.com/lla-events/ or complete our online enquiry form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d02c58bd9a5f4d51b56379214c96ba35


Useful Information for Logisticians

How COVID-19 is reshaping Supply Chains https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/how-covid-19-is-reshaping-supply-chains

Supply chain resilience: How are pandemic-related disruptions reshaping managerial thinking? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/12/supply-chain-resilience-lessons-from-covid-19

The Past 20 Months In Supply Chain: What Have We Learned? https://talkinglogistics.com/2021/12/15/past-20-months-supply-chain-what-have-we-learned/


Latest Feedback from Students

“I really appreciate the team effort, all the instructors/coaches and support groups including you guys were very supportive, helpful, and responsive – I have no word to express my feelings. Thanks to LLA and Fritz, I am now equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle logistics and supply chain challenges I may incur throughout my career. Please forward my sincere thanks to your team, especially to my coach Adrian.”

Daniel Demissie, CHSCM graduate

Check out our newly designed Feedback page here.


Congratulations to new LLA Graduates

Congratulations to all those who graduated from LLA Programmes between January and March 2022!

We would also like to reiterate our congratulations to all those who graduated during 2021. We know that last year was a difficult and challenging one and we are delighted to see so many graduations – a real testament to the determination and skills of our students.

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