IE Student's research presented in the 9th Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference
The Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics took place during June 7-9, in Copenhagen, Denmark at the UN City, hosted and co-organized by the UNICEF Supply Division. Co-organized by the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) at Georgia Institute of Technology, INSEAD, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, and Northeastern University, the conference offers a unique platform for participants to discuss challenges, share best practices, and explore potential collaborations, with the goal of enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in health and humanitarian systems, and ultimately improving and saving lives around the world.2017 marked the 9th year of the conference, which drew over 200 attendees from 39 countries and 127 organizations, including non-governmental organizations and UN agencies as well as government, industry, foundations, and academia. MIE Prof. Ozlem Ergun has been one of the co-organizers of the conference since its inception.
Alyssa Caganda, an incoming 4th year Industrial Engineering student doing research this summer on humanitarian logistics with PhD student, Tina Rezvanian and Professor Ozlem Ergun attended the conference to participate in the presentation of their project in collaboration with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as part of a workshop on demand estimation in the humanitarian sector. Her work and conference participation is funded by the Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF).'