Logistics is one of the most critical components of successful humanitarian assistance. Delivering the right assistance to the right beneficiaries at the right time requires both skills and an understanding of the supply chain. Logisticians must continually add to their knowledge and learn the latest best practices in the field. This course explains logistics, explores the ways that logistics can affect humanitarian support, and gives students an opportunity to analyze case studies and develop methods for improving delivery of support.
This course is designed for practitioners across all sectors and disciplines of humanitarian assistance. It will provide students with a framework for understanding logistical aspects of humanitarian assistance, explore the ways that logistics can support humanitarian intervention, and give students an opportunity to develop methods for improving the delivery of humanitarian aid. The integration of academia with participantsâ past field experience provides practical implications of the evolving humanitarian institutional environment, skills necessary to apply best practices in the field, and knowledge of the supply chain in assistance deliverance.
This course is required for the IDOHA module of the MIHA.
About the IIHA: The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master’s in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.
For those who wish to receive academic credit, the tuition for each short course is $1,600 USD*. There is an additional student fee of $293 USD charged once per semester. Thus, the total cost for one short course would be $1,893 USD and if a second course is taken within the same semester, the cost of the second course would be $1,600 USD. Upon successful completion of each course, participants are entitled to 2 academic credits through Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the tuition for each short course has been reduced to $915 USD. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the program but will receive no formal academic recognition. The choice to receive academic credit must be made before the course begins and cannot be upgraded at a later date. The program cost includes the tuition and coffee breaks. It does not include accommodation, meals, or transportation costs.
How to register:
All of the IIHA short courses can be taken for academic credit and counted towards Fordham University’s Master’s in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) or taken individually, independent from the MIHA at a reduced cost.
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