School of Business MSc shortlisted for award

The MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management has been shortlisted for the best new postgraduate programme at the upcoming GradIreland awards. The winners will be announced on April 30th. The MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management is the first in the world to combine the academic disciplines of humanitarian logistics and emergency management. The programme builds on the established strengths and reputation of Ireland and in particular Irish Aid, in delivering humanitarian assistance to those in need. Recently students of the MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management participated on Exercise Viking 2014 in the Curragh from April 2nd to April 5th.  VIKING 14 is a Command Post Exercise/Computer Assisted Exercise in the “Spirit of Partnership for Peace” Continue reading here [...]

Typhoon Haiyan and the humanitarian relief effort

Typhoon Haiyan has hit the Philippines and according to the IFRC and UN over 10,000 deaths have resulted. The Philippine government have mobilised their military in support of the aid community on the ground to provide aid to those in need. In a humanitarian crisis, distributing the correct volumes of assistance efficiently and effectively where and when is needed is crucial. Logistics is the bridge between preparedness and response, procurement and distribution – the critical role being coordination of all activities required to minimize the response time and to maximise the relief in a disaster zone.There are many challenges facing humanitarian organisations after an emergency is declared. How to bridge the relief resource and capability gap is the first challenge. To stage a response and Continue reading here [...]