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Lean Humanitarian Supply Chain and Logistics Workshop

2 logos Humanitarian workshop

A fully funded workshop  for experienced and early career researchers from the UK and Turkey

Turkey currently hosts more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees. The displacement of vulnerable people has resulted in a situation underpinned by shortages of quantity, quality and diversity of food products. Aid efforts are also severely impacted by the complexity of co-ordination and co-operation across stakeholders involved in food supply and distribution systems. As such there is a dire need to find new methods and solutions to improve effectiveness and efficiencies in providing resilient and efficient food distribution in such contexts.

This workshop seeks to address the food supply challenges faced by Turkey in terms of providing a vulnerable and growing refugee population with humanitarian aid by bringing together both experienced and early career researchers over a four day workshop (10-13 September 2017). Participants will explore these and related issues via the use of cause-effect models to identify linkages in the food aid chain as well as identifying collaboration paths, management of multiagency stakeholders and logistical support and delivery mechanisms. This will be achieved via interactive sessions allowing participants to share knowledge, experience and ideas.

This research workshop is being conducted under the "Researcher Links" scheme, funded by the Newton Fund and in collaboration with the British Council and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the "Researcher Links" programme including travel (both international and local travel within Turkey), accommodation and meals.

Event details

To apply, please download and complete in full the event application form which should be e-mailed to the event organisers: Dr Manoj Dora (PI) manoj.dora@brunel.ac.uk and Dr Tunc Medeni tuncmedeni@gmail.com by the 30 May 2017.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail two months prior to the workshop.