Regional perspectives on how to sustainably improve, promote, and protect health and wellbeing. Panelists will discuss examples of successful programs and policies, as well as lessons learned from initiatives that did not have the desired impact. Panelist will also discuss successful cross-sector or cross-government collaboration examples and how to empower local communities to achieve long term health and well-being.
Focuses on "Resilience' as the ability to recover rapidly from adversity. Resilient supply chains are able to bounce back from major disruptions in the supply chain whether from operational-technical, political instability, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or complex emergencies. Resilient supply chains may need to be adaptable to changing demand or supply, agile to respond quickly, aligned across multiple decision makers, and prepared for many types of adversity. This panel will examine implementations of resilience from different perspectives, from planning stages to implementation and evaluation.
Philanthropy plays an important role in the development sector, however in the health and humanitarian supply chain management and logistics sectors there is a need to go beyond "cheque book philanthropy", where the private sector makes donations with no strings attached. The private sector can increase its impact more deeply by leveraging multiple parts of their businesses and collaborating with other companies, moving from employee volunteering, to tapping into local markets and core capabilities, to cross sector engagement pursuing integrated solutions. The complexity of some issues requires joint problem-solving and transition from ad-hoc support to lasting partnerships for joint learning. These partnerships are not easy. Nevertheless, successful business in Africa is impossible without a strong social engagement component and the integration of private sector expertise. This panel has experts from leading commercial organizations, an international financing organization and a social enterprise. It will focus on lessons from recent experience and opportunities for moving forward.
Effective and resilient transportation options are vital links in supply chains aiming to meet humanitarian and development outcomes. Many operating environments pose challenges ranging from fragmented markets to poor road conditions. This panel discusses technologies, processes, and activities – some developed in Rwanda – that have emerged to overcome transportation challenges.
The Health & Humanitarian Conference series is organized each year by the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) at Georgia Tech in partnership with INSEAD, MIT, and Northeastern University, with generous support from corporate and other organizational sponsors.
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