the 7th

Africa Logistics Conference

02 to 03 October 2019 | Trademark Hotel | Nairobi

The 7th Africa Logistics Conference (ALC7) is a two-day event, filled with interactive sessions where leading experts discuss the impact of changes in physical infrastructures and digital networks on the Africa supply network. Join us to discuss and understand how this will affect humanitarian and development logistics networks.

Session 1: Physical Infrastructure

What changes will impact on transport and logistics infrastructures in Africa? How will these affect humanitarian and development supply networks?

Session 2: Digital Infrastructure

How will digital platforms and new analytical models enable humanitarian and development supply chains to lift people out of poverty?

Session 3: People Networks

How will future networks of people be enabled to ensure positive impact? How will industry link to academia to ensure the right talent comes through and ensure gender equity?

Session 4: Thematic Networks

How will organizations who strive for better food security, improved medical supply chain effectiveness and environmental sustainability engage with infrastructural and digital changes?

the

Agenda

Registration is now closed. We will contact all participants who have secured places. You can have a look at the provisional agenda per day below.

09:00 to 10:30 

Session 1: Physical Infrastructure

Presenters will outline the transformations in physical infrastructures in Africa and/or surrounding regions that impact on the African environment; and consider how supply chains respond to such changes.

Speakers: Mr. Adrian Van Der Knaap, Farm-to-Market Alliance | Professor Ruth Banomyong, Thammasat Business School | Mr. Sun Mengxin (Ph. D), China Communications Construction Company

Tea Break

11:00 to 12:30

Session 1: Physical Infrastructure

Presenters will describe transformations in physical infrastructures in Africa and/or surrounding regions that impact on the African
environment; and consider how supply chains respond to such changes.

Speakers: Mr. Richard Kamajugo, Trademark East Africa | Dr. Thokozani Simelane, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa | Dr. Giuliano Punzo, University of Sheffield

LUNCH

13:30 to 15:00

Session 2: Digital Infrastructure

Presenters will describe changing systems and capabilities in the digital landscape in Africa and discuss how such changes present
challenges and opportunities for supply chains.

Speakers: Mr. Jean-Louis Ecochard, Nethope | Professor Bitange Ndemo, University of Nairobi  | Dr. Nasiru Taura, Unversity of Bournemouth

Tea Break

15:30 to 17:00

Session 1: Physical Infrastructure

Presenters will consider how past, current and future changes in laws, regulations and regulatory environments that apply to cross
border logistics operations impact on supply chains.

Speakers: Mr. George Fenton, Humanitarian Logistics Association | Mr. Agayo Ogambi, Shippers Council | Ms. Maria Martinez, International Federation Red Cross | Mr. Patrick Gyan, World Customs Organization

09:00 to 10:30

Session 3: People Networks

Panelists from universities and professional associations will discuss future supply chain workforces in Africa and how to ensure the optimum transition of graduates from universities to the world of work.

Speakers: Dr. Lester Shawa, University of KwaZulu Natal | Dr. Steve Wando, Strathmore Business School | Dr. X.N. Iraki, University of Nairobi | Mr. Eliud Muriithi, Association Supply Chain Management | Dr. Matama Rogers, Makere University | Dr. Gladness Salama, University of Dar Es Salaam

Tea Break

11:00 to 12:30

Session 3: People Networks

Panelists will discuss historic, current and future challenges, and associated opportunities, related to the topic of gender equity in
African supply chains.

Speakers: Ms. Pamela Steele, Pam Steele Associates | Ms. Azuka Okeke, Africa Resource Centre | Ms. Roselyn Opel, Humanitarian Logistics Association | Ms. Phoebe Kung’u, International Rescue Committee | Ms. Samira Low, DHL | Ms. Eva Mwai, North Star Alliance

LUNCH

13:30 to 15:00

Session 2: Digital Infrastructure

digital transformation on their supply chains.

Speakers: Mr. Stephen Kinuthia, Mezzanine | Mr. Shamit Shah, Freight in Time | Mr. Delphinius Mujuni, PO-RALG (Tanzanian Government) | Mr. Fred Kiio, Digifam | Ms. Codou Ndiaye, Dimagi | Ms. Yasmin Chandani, Insupply health | Mr. Cyril Khamsi, Kumwe

Tea Break

15:30 to 17:00

Session 4: Thematic Networks – Frontline Humanitarian Digital Logistics Workshop

This workshop will engage participants to discuss the technological capabilities, capacities and issues that impact on frontline humanitarian logistics. Delegates will examine pain-points in current systems; important needs; available and potential technology; and relevant trends.

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why

You Should Attend

​The annual Africa Logistics Conference (ALC) brings together local and regional researchers, business leaders and professionals from humanitarian, government, donor, academic and private sectors to share knowledge on issues, trends and opportunities related to supply chain networks in the context of humanitarian assistance in East Africa. ​In the past new partnerships and projects have been created. The involvement of students from local universities ensures young talent is motivated to engage in humanitarian issues and seek opportunities in the supply chain industry.

Watch our ALC6 video or read the ALC6 report to learn more about last year’s event highlights.

Read the ALC 6 Report
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