ESUPS at HNPW 2023: summary and recording of joint session

From May 24 to 28, ESUPS team and colleagues from Welthungerhilfe participated in the face-to-face week of the annual Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) in Geneva.

ESUPS team members and WHH colleagues at the HNPW Exhibition Area.

On May 25, ESUPS co-hosted a session in collaboration with International Humanitarian City, IMPACCT, the Logistics Cluster and UNCTAD. The aim of the session was to demonstrate the interoperability among four existing digital tools: STOCKHOLM platform (ESUPS), the Humanitarian Logistics Databank (IHC), the LogIE platform (Logistics Cluster) and ASYREC (UNCTAD). The complementary functionalities of the tools were presented in the context of a cyclone scenario, covering the Readiness, Response and Preparedness phases.

Around 100 participants joined the session, either in person (40 people) or online (60 people). Among the online participants, Lieutenant-Colonel Faly from the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) of Madagascar complemented the presentation of the scenario with insights from actual emergencies situations in the country. He highlighted how the coordinated use of digital tools can support the localisation agenda, providing crucial information that help to shape the decisions of local authorities involved in disaster risk management and response.

Participants shared several questions at the end of the session. These touched on the use of forecasting models and how they can impact decisions on pre-positioning, HS codes and the possibilities of integrating Artificial Intelligence into the ongoing work.

The presentation and a recording of the session, divided into two parts, are available here. We would like to thank again our partners for their contributions and their willingness to initiate this important collaboration.

“Digitalization and artificial intelligence supporting relief operations, emergency preparedness and response” session at HNPW 2023 in Geneva.

Throughout the event, ESUPS team was happy to receive visitors at the Exhibition Stand. Thanks to the kind support of ESUPS Steering Group member IOM, a touch-screen monitor was used to explore STOCKHOLM. This proved to be a successful way to interact with the platform, attracting the interest of representatives of national and international networks of NGOs, regional coordination bodies, researchers, and the private sector.

Once more, a big thank you to all participants, colleagues and the event organisers. ESUPS team remains available to answer any follow-up questions regarding the session or STOCKHOLM platform.