ESUPS works on the improvement of predictability and relevance of pre-positioned emergency supplies to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right items in the right quantities pre-positioned in the right places, with a minimum of duplication or gaps, and to ensure their timely and efficient dispatch and replenishment.
ESUPS mandate is to support the definition of coordinated and coherent national and regional pre-positioning strategies, maximising time and cost efficiency of dispatch through further developed usage of the coordination mechanisms of data sharing, loan-borrowing, joint procurement and limitations in branding. It aims to:
- Reduce or eliminate gaps and overlaps in emergency supplies pre-positioning preparedness
- Support logistics localisation by providing tools and information to decision-making national authorities.
- Increase the overall speed of a response by ensuring the appropriate relief items are stored in the right locations to reduce delivery times.
- Increase efficiency of donors funding by improving stock related preparedness measures.
The most critical relief items identified by the ESUPS project to focus on are blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, latrines, mosquito nets, tarpaulins, shelter repair kits, tents, water containers, water purification units and solar light or battery generator. However, this list is not exclusive and ESUPS will adapt depending on the context of intervention.