The Fritz Institute has announced the opening of the 2012 Scholarship Programme for the Fritz Institute / CILT (UK) Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programme.
In all, 30 scholarships will be offered. There are three courses: Certification in Humanitarian Logistics, Certification en Logistique Humanitaire, or Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices.
The courses teach the base principles of humanitarian and medical logistics and skills required of competent field logisticians, as defined by the humanitarian partners. Graduates’ competence is certified by CILT (UK) upon completion of the courses.
The courses were developed by Fritz Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving disaster preparedness, response and relief around the world, along with its humanitarian partners ICRC, IFRC, IRC, MSF-Switzerland, MSF-Holland, Oxfam-GB, Save the Children-US, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO, with funding from DFID, ECHO and USAID, Fritz Institute, and the Institute’s private donors.
Since its launch in 2006, over twelve hundred students have enrolled on the courses, coming from over 200 agencies across the humanitarian sector. Graduates report increased understanding, confidence and improved skills on the job gained as a result of taking the courses, as well as increased employment opportunities and promotions coming about from their Fritz Institute/CILT (UK) certification.