Discussing Humanitarian Logistics at African Logistics Conference

PhD candidate Christos Bitos

KLU PhD candidate Christos Bitos participated in this year’s African Logistics Conference, held in the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 27 and 28.

Bitos gave a presentation discussing the question How can humanitarian organizations ensure a seamless transition between in-kind and cash modalities? In his presentation, Bitos shared some of the experience he gained while working on two projects, one with World Vision International in the Philippines, one with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Zambia. In his research at KLU, Bitos focuses on how cash and voucher programs affect humanitarian operations.

In addition to his presentation, Bitos also participated in a panel discussion entitled How can the humanitarian and private sectors benefit from their inherent interdependencies towards improved humanitarian outcomes?

The African Logistics Conference was organized by HELP Logistics, an initiative of the Kühne Foundation, and was attended by over 150 supply chain delegates.