Yemen: National and Local Organizations trained on logistical procedures within development and disasters contexts
SANA'A, Nov. 11 - Thirty three representatives from thirteen national and local organizations based in Sana'a, Aden, Hadramout and Sa'ada learned about logistical operations generally and specifically around times of humanitarian situations caused by disasters last week.
The organizations were part of Oxfam-GB Yemen Program's partners of the good governance, women empowerment, health and humanitarian programs. The training was carried out by international logistical experts led by Rebecca Vince, Supply and Logistics Advisor at Oxfam Great Britain.
Under the title "Partners and Logistics Learning (PALL)", the four day training aimed at improving the partners' knowledge regarding the logistics concepts, principles in supply and storage, added value, risk management, warehousing and other issues.
The participants discussed their local experiences and learned from each other and from the trainers on how to improve their logistical operations especially using concepts such as project supply planning, vehicle management and safety and asset management.
"We needed our partners to be able to use their own resources to the most optimum level. National and local organizations play an important role in the development process in Yemen and they need to be prepared to participate in supporting the government and international organizations developmental and humanitarian efforts" said El-Tayeb Musa, Oxfam-GB Yemen Country Representative.
Participants expressed their interest in learning more about this field especially that they realized that much money and time could be saved using adequate planning and resource sharing.
In Yemen, Oxfam's focus is on women's rights, education, health care, disaster preparedness and response, and helping people have a say in the decisions that affect them. It has been working in Yemen in development programs and disaster relief since 1983.