2023 Agenda

Click below to see more detail on each of the sessions. 

Tuesday 21 November 2023 - BOMA Hotel

Welcome & Registration -
Welcome from George Fenton -
Opening Address -

Susan Ng’ong’a, Managing Director, E-Plus

Panel Session on Matching Demand with Local Supply -

Regional Director
HELP Logistics Ltd
Head of Supply Chain & Logistics
Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) Kenya
Project Manager, Environmental Sustainability in Humanitarian Logistics (WREC)
Global Logistics Cluster, World Food Programme
Coffee Break -
Briefing: Graphene Water Treatment -
Presented by Frank van Gelder, PharmaAero
Briefing: Diagnostic Testing -
Chief Scientific Officer
Graphene Leaders Canada
Briefing: GLC's Field Based Preparedness Project -

Presented by Katherine Ely and Daniel Kirwa, GLC

Q&A -
Lunch -
Kits that Fit - Roundtable meeting (by invitation only) -

You must be pre-registered for this workshop and this will be by invitation only.

Presentations on Last Mile, Technology and Emergency Preparedness -

These will take place over three separate rooms. Topics for the presentations in each room are listed below:

Last Mile

  • Providing Common Storage facilities for Humanitarian Organizations in hard-to-reach locations affected by insurgency
  • Enhancing Primary Healthcare Services through Last-mile Delivery in Low-Resource Settings: Leveraging Partnerships and Technology for Improved Vaccine Availability and Routine Immunization
  • Overcoming Last Mile Delivery of Vaccine challenges in South Sudan
  • Strengthening Last-Mile Delivery of Drugs: A Case Study of Punjab, India

Emergency Preparedness

  • Humanitarian Logistics in EPR: Approaches and Experiences from the South Pacific
  • The Internal and External Predictive Factors of Humanitarian Logistics Performance: The Case of Ethiopian Public Health Emergency Management


  • Analyzing the Effectiveness of Digital Technology in Vaccine Supply Management in Kano State, Nigeria
  • Optimizing Health and Humanitarian Logistics for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Solutions and Strategies for a Resilient Future
Coffee Break -
Networking & Innovation Hub -

Opportunity for innovators and exhibitors to showcase products and services. 

Networking Drinks Reception -

Wednesday 22 November 2023 - BOMA Hotel

Welcome -
Keynote -

Fatima Tafida, Regional Supply Chain Lead, Operational Support and Logistics, Emergency Preparedness & Response, WHO Africa

Panel: People in Health & Humanitarian Logistics -

Local / regional experience, initiative & panel on local skill and supply chain capacity needs.

Nutrition Supply Chain Consultant
Ministry of Health, Kenya
Chief Scientific Officer
Graphene Leaders Canada
Centrale Humanitaire Médico-Pharmaceutique (CHMP)
Coffee break -
Breakout Sessions -

There will be three breakout sessions on three key topics

  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Local Procurement
  • Health Supply Chain Capacity Building


Kenneth Sang, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, University of Nairobi

Breakout Groups to Feedback -
Lunch -
Knowledge & Innovation Hub -

Opportunity for innovators and exhibitors to showcase products and services. There will also be briefings taking place in our Knowledge Hub with final timings to be confirmed.

There is also an opportunity for students to make poster presentations.

Site Visits -

Further details on how to register for all site visits will be issued to our registered attendees. Spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis to our attendees.

Site Visit 1: Kenya Red Cross Warehouse complex & E-Plus Emergency Ambulance Service

KRC – visit the warehouse to see the processes and operational work of KRCS, including how aid partners are using the facilities to support programmes, and how KRCS meet their in-country needs rather than outsourcing services.

E-Plus – participants will tour the emergency response operations room and attend a briefing on the sustainable business model used to run over 120 ambulances in Kenya

Site Visit 2: ICRC Regional Medical Warehouse Complex – view the cold chain process from receipt to despatch of medical items, with a briefing from a pharmacist on how ICRC manages quality control both for in-country needs and those provided from Geneva.

You can find out further details about the site visits on offer at the following link: https://hhlconference.org/hhl23/en/page/site-visits

Summary of outcomes -
End of HHL Event -

East African Humanitarian Summit -  Thursday 23 November 2023 - Trademark Hotel

Please note to attend this panel discussion you must register seperately for EAHS. Your registration on this website entitles you access to the content on Tuesday and Wednesday listed above.

Panel Discussion -

Presentation of key outcomes from the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference.