Engagement with Nepal started in September 2019. The decision to implement ESUPS project in the country is aligned with the Logistics Cluster Preparedness unit’s selection, to ensure that a coordination mechanism is in place to work on the support that ESUPS could offer.
With the support of the Nepal Logistics Cluster coordinator, the Welthungerhilfe Country Office and OCHA, ESUPS initiated the data collection process on stock levels and other required logistics information.
In March 2020, ESUPS organised a first country visit to present the project and focus on some specific elements, mainly the STOCKHOLM platform and its analytics mathematical model, developed by Penn State University in collaboration with the MIT. The visit was followed by a few more requests for information and clarifications.
Based on the data collected, the data analysis processed was triggered. This resulted in the elaboration of a first set of recommendations on stock levels, which were made available to the partners in the country and distributed by the Nepal Logistics Cluster to its members.