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Long Term Planning Framework. Global Logistics service 2012-2015

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  1. Who are we?

The role of the secretariat.s global logistics service (GLS) is to ensure that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has competent, efficient and effective logistics capacity1 to carry out its humanitarian assistance activities and achieve its goals. GLS currently consists of a permanent network of logistics hubs located in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Panama, Beirut, Las Palmas and Nairobi supported by the IFRC.s secretariat in Geneva. These hubs are staffed by logistics specialists who manage the assets and resources that form the platform for supporting the IFRC to prepare for and respond to disasters.

  1. Who are our stakeholders?

GLS has two distinct groups of stakeholders. 2.1 Group 1: Internal stakeholders These stakeholders are the direct users of GLS services and consist of National Societies and technical departments in zones and at the secretariat in Geneva. Strategy 2020, which has a set of strategic objectives designed to ensure the organization remains relevant and effective in the future, guides the activities of these stakeholders. Its main emphasis is ''to do more, do better and reach further'' through three strategic goals:

  • Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises.
  • Enable healthy and safe living.
  • Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.