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LLA Humanitarian Newsletter - Autumn 2017

Oct 11, 2017

Category: General / Posted by: pjones

Launch of CHL and CHSCM Version 3

A new version of the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) and Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) Programmes was launched on 1st September 2017.

The major change is that the syllabus for both programmes has been amended to include Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and the role of Supply Chain and Logistics personnel in making the decisions on modality.

Why the change? There is an increasing trend to develop cash transfer mechanisms to people in need rather than direct aid commodities.  While this give the recipients the freedom of choice on what to do with the money, it also helps to maintain local supply chains.

At the World Humanitarian Conference in 2016, the question asked of aid agencies was not ‘why use cash?’ but “Why not cash?” According to recent research from the Centre for Global Development, cash should be thought of as the “first best response to crisis” as a recent study found that 20% more people could be helped at no additional cost if people received cash. 

Supply Chain Managers and Logisticians have a key role to play in both establishing these mechanisms and also in assessing the robustness of the local supply chain to support this modality.  It was felt by the Certification Advisory Group that the CHL and CHSCM programmes should reflect this content.

All enrolments from 1st September onwards will be automatically enrolled on to the new Programme. For more information, read our new course content guides:




CHL Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) Award

Student Feedback

"I would like to express my sincere thank to my tutor Haydn Sandvig for his guidance and great inputs for all of my tasks. Without his assistance, I could not have gone this far. And I also appreciate the help of the LLA student support team during my 16 months journey with CHL. I believe all the knowledge that I gain through this course will enable me to go furthur in my future career path. Now I have seen the big picture of all the core aspects of the supply chain and understood how it really works. I hope that I can apply that knowledge and serve more beneficiaries from anywhere in the world." - Vu Thu Thuy, CHL graduate.


HELM Events - Last chance to attend in 2017!

There is still time to confirm your place at our last schedule Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) training events for 2017.

Our next events will be in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2017 and will include our first Advanced Supply Chain Manager event.

20th - 24th November 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya: Advanced Supply Chain Manager

27th - 30th November 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya: Supply Chain, Warehousing & Inventory and Fleet Management & Transport

Complete our online enquiry form here

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