The Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program represents an unprecedented instance of sustained inter-agency and private-public collaboration.
The need for training and professional recognition of logisticians was identified as a key issue for humanitarian organizations during the Humanitarian Logistics Conferences of 2003 and 2004. Fritz Institute became the catalyst for the development of the Certification Program as a result of this identified need, bringing together key humanitarian players to define the content and objectives of the program with experts in commercial logistics training to design and deliver the results. Today, the Certification Program continues as an inter-agency, private-public collaboration.
It is delivered through a three-way partnership: the course is managed and sponsored by the Fritz Institute; CILT (UK) is the awarding organization for the qualification; and Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA) is the lead administrating and coaching organization. The program continues to be guided and overseen by the Certification Advisory Group (CAG), which is comprised of senior logistics officers from UN agencies, international NGOs, and the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement.
Nov 2011: Certification in Humanitarian Logistics wins European Supply Chain Excellence Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the Program are Andy Kane (Biss Henderson – award sponsor), Dorothea Carvalho (CILT UK), Bernard Chomilier (CAG), Nathalie Butcher (Fritz Institute), Martijn Blansjaar (CAG), and Peter Jones (LLA), along with Master of Ceremonies Alun Cochrane.