UNHRD sees a clear opportunity to further develop its role and become a pro-active partner for the humanitarian community; offering a platform that is efficient, innovative and unique in facilitating the procurement, prepositioning and delivery of life-saving assistance to those in need. In doing so, UNHRD will enable Partners to focus on their core business and will bring organizations together, leading to better coordination, more economies of scale, value for money, and minimal duplication.
Through this initiative, UNHRD is formalizing the Rapid Response Team deployment mechanism whereby trained staff are ready for deployment at the onset of an emergency within 24 to 48 hours, equipped with critical supplies to set up operations, as well as equipment for handling and securing relief cargo.
UNHRD is expanding its role as an innovative, effective and cost-efficient procurement platform by serving as a bridge between humanitarian organizations and the industry that supports their work. With increasing supply demands from a growing number of Partners, UNHRD sees the need to revamp its supply approach (what, where and how to buy). UNHRD is augmenting its procurement team, and optimizing aid stockpiling and rotation strategies in its facilities.