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ESUPS members, partners, network

Who is part of ESUPS, who are ESUPS partners and the actors we interact with.

Does your model include the private sector?

The question has been discussed with the Steering Group members as well as during previous HNPW sessions. For the moment no, the model does not include the private sector.

However, we are having discussion to see if and how we could consider the private sector capacities on the STOCKHOLM platform without drowning the humanitarian capacities.
We are also looking at strengthening the mathematical model to include the replenishment capacities as an extra variable including from suppliers, either national or international.

Does ESUPS coordinate with the Logistics Cluster?

Mainly with the Logistics Cluster Preparedness Unit. The countries where ESUPS is to start its engagement process are chosen in line with the Preparedness Project Country Candidates identified by the Logistics Cluster. This helps to ensure that a coordination mechanism is in place, in order to support ESUPS data collection process.

Does ESUPS collaborate with UNHRD? What are the differences between ESUPS and UNHRD?

UNHRD is an active member of the ESUPS Steering Group and was one of the partners triggering the ESUPS initiative.

ESUPS does not handle stock as such but rather look at providing recommendations for a collaborative and coherent strategy, mostly at country level, with a subsequent definition of a larger regional one to help actors such as UNHRD or the IFRC to get a better idea as to what items and in which quantities they should pre-position at regional level.
UNHRD offers a free of charge warehouse solution with the support of their hosting governments (Panama, UAE, Malaysia, etc.) for INGOs to hold stocks. However, while they offer these capacities they are also in need to define what stock should be kept and in which quantity to enhance their strategy.

Does ESUPS collaborate with the International Humanitarian City (IHC)?

While we have had a few discussions in various forums, this relationship is yet to be further defined.

Who is part of ESUPS?

ESUPS is led by a Steering Group – members and the organisations or agencies they represent are listed here. The project is run within Welthungerhilfe’s Humanitarian Directorate, with a dedicated project team.

ESUPS is also part of a wider network of initiatives in the field of humanitarian logistics and preparedness – check them out.

Who are your main partners?

The main partners of ESUPS are the national authorities in charge of disaster management since they are the one ultimately deciding the strategy in their country as well as the members of its Steering Group. Overall, we work with INGOs, UN Agencies, Red Cross/Crescent movement, academic institutions and are always open to accepting new members – please get in touch.