24/10/2012, Nha-Nghi Huynh (Kühne Logistics University), on "The Impact of Unsolicited Donations on Relief Programs"

 Abstract

 Why do beneficiaries not receive the right aid items they urgently require or why are international humanitarian organisations often not able to deliver these items fast enough after the occurrence of natural disasters? One of the reasons is the chaotic setting in which international humanitarian organisations operate. But what affects high-priority deliveries more are material convergences at disaster entry points caused by unsolicited donations. These unrequested donations consume excessive resources and create serious bottlenecks. We present a model that illustrates the impacts of unsolicited donations on relief operations and also provide an overview of our future research.

 

Time

Start:

October 24th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

End:

October 24th, 2012 @ 01:00 pm

Venue

Kühne Logistics University (KLU)
Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg, Germany  
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Contact

Birgit Kappert

Tel.:

+49 40 328707-202

Fax:

+49 40 328707-209
 

CONTACT

Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid
Großer Grasbrook 17 
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 328707-241
Email: aloha@riloha.org

 

 

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