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Enhancing Decision Making Capabilities in Humanitarian Logistics by Integrating Serious Gaming and Computer Modelling

Za'aba Bin Abdul Rahim, Giuseppe Timperio, Robert de Souza, Linda William
2020 Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems  
Findings of this work highlight the role of serious games as risk-free environments for players to design strategies enhancing disaster preparedness in conjunction with broadly used research methodologies  ...  The serious games component aims to raise awareness on humanitarian logistics issues as well as provide a platform to facilitate the acquisition of inputs from humanitarian practitioners.  ...  Acknowledgment The THINKLog board game was first developed as part of "Temasek Foundation International -National University of Singapore Urban Transportation Management Programme in Indonesia" programme  ... 
doi:10.25046/aj050351 fatcat:mxorwfeoz5dijppa7icsmjeyqy

War Gaming Peace Operations

Roger Mason, Eric Patterson
2012 Simulation & Gaming  
This article describes one such approach, the development of a war game for peace, designed for U.S. military officers and now utilized in the classrooms of several military colleges.  ...  More specifically, the article describes how reconstruction and stabilization operation decisions are modeled and worked through in the highly religious environment of contemporary Afghanistan through  ...  Declaration of Conflicting Interests The authors declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1046878112455490 fatcat:xsj7763j6fdjbbue4dl53zoafm

Opening Doors in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

James Banfill, Jasmine Barrett, Carla Vitantonio, Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings
2021 The Humanitarian Leader  
This paper considers the opportunities for effective humanitarian collaboration in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).  ...  Collectively, these authors have worked in various sectors of international humanitarian aid and other areas of engagement such as emergency response and preparedness, education, social enterprise and  ...  In other words, can we approximate what it feels like to be in and work in North Korea? 9 What might such a serious game look like for the North Korean context?  ... 
doi:10.21153/thl2021volno0art1314 fatcat:maklrb6lcvc7nonkob5pv37xwe

Engaging donors in smart compassion: USAID CIDI's Greatest Good Donation Calculator

Koray Özpolat, Juanita Rilling, Nezih Altay, Eric Chavez
2015 Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management  
Focusing on serious games, Harteveld and Bidarra (2007) present a case study of the "Levee Patroller" game and suggest that games could "foster learning in professional environments" (pp. 555).  ...  Next, we discuss how game-like tools can help improve learning in humanitarian operations. Decision making tools and games Data-based decision making tools are one form of simulation.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jhlscm-11-2013-0041 fatcat:4cikcckojbbghfi3qtm6kk66na

Corporate engagement in humanitarian action

Jasper Hotho, Verena Girschik
2019 Critical Perspectives on International Business  
The paper provides an introduction to core concepts in the delivery of humanitarian assistance, as well as a comprehensive overview of when, why, how, and to what effect corporations engage in humanitarian  ...  Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to open up new lines of research into the engagement of corporations during humanitarian crises.  ...  Our aim in this paper is to stimulate interest among researchers in the field of organization and management about the role of firms in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and to encourage new lines  ... 
doi:10.1108/cpoib-02-2019-0015 fatcat:siwl47p54bdxfoez5g6wne4tbu

Humanitarism and Disaster Governance in Indonesia: Case Study: Merapi Eruption in 2010

Annisa Gita Srikandini
2012 JSP: Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik  
This paper argues that humanitarian action in the aftermath of disaster could be explained with the concept of disaster governance.  ...  This paper elaborates the principle of disaster governance including the concept of humanitarianism, the development of humanitarian enterprise, and the issue of coordination within the chaotic coordination  ...  effectiveness of hu- ease the operational of humanitarian action.  ... 
doi:10.22146/jsp.10919 doaj:000bd2addd08461083e42284e659380e fatcat:s7hf4k4vh5cxnohzorv2zvil5q

Horizontal Coordination of I-LNGOs in the Humanitarian Supply Chain: An Evolutionary Game Approach

Fan Chen, Sen Liu, Andrea Appolloni
2020 Sustainability  
In this study, we first establish an evolutionary game model between INGOs and LNGOs to determine the influencing factors and explore the interaction of NGOs in a dynamic way.  ...  This study provides several insights into the theory of organizational coordination in the humanitarian supply chain regarding sustainability.  ...  In the humanitarian supply chain, NGOs operating to provide humanitarian relief undertake the tasks of postdisaster reconstruction and development.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12155953 fatcat:t3rsgg6i6fcivnwn4o66zf74ca

Rethinking Engagement: Innovations in How Humanitarians Explore Geoinformation

Pablo Suarez
2015 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
How to accelerate the acquisition and deployment of skills and tools for spatial data collection and analysis, given the increasingly unmanageable workload of humanitarians?  ...  , decisions and consequences in a way that is both serious and fun.  ...  Acknowledgments Research support was provided by the Norwegian Research Council, through the project "Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate".  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi4031729 fatcat:rgcmaqydfnfnxgqydnvlk2f4su

The EU Humanitarian Aid Policy: Progress and Challenges

Monique Pariat
2019 European Foreign Affairs Review  
The European Union (EU) is a leading humanitarian actor.  ...  Over the last two decades, the EU has been responding to sudden-onset emergencies and protracted conflicts, and it has been a key player in response to emblematic crises, such as:  ...  of the EU has been complemented by its growing role in humanitarian policy and international humanitarian affairs.  ... 
doi:10.54648/eerr2019001 fatcat:qehc33ndofat7iweafmv7m2kmm

Disaster Medicine: Current Assessment and Blueprint for the Future

1995 Academic Emergency Medicine  
The event produced very positive feedback, with participants overwhelmingly finding the simulation to be a useful or very useful way to learn about the challenges of humanitarian assistance and disaster  ...  It highlights the need for interagency cooperation and the challenges of responding to disasters in dynamic and highly complex settings.  ...  All profits from the sale of the game are donated to the World Food Programme and other UN humanitarian agencies. Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1553-2712.1995.tb03152.x fatcat:yvotjpzygzdkvi4alfx4bd5zki

Complex Emergencies: Under New Management

Mark R. Walsh, Michael J. Harwood
1998 Parameters  
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Mr. Robert Scher, Senior Assistant for Strategy Development in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Requirements, and Mr. L.  ...  Erik Kjonnerod, Chief of the Security and Strategy Branch, War Gaming and Simulation Center, National Defense University, as the sources of some of the material contained in this article.  ...  Humanitarian organizations routinely operating in the region and representative issues associated with regional humanitarian assistance were also discussed.  ... 
doi:10.55540/0031-1723.1902 fatcat:nqn55v7rfjbqxpa65lczemkq5q

Ender's game redux [computer games

M. Macedonia
2005 Computer  
Thus, Krulak wrote that "The inescapable lesson of Somalia and of other recent operations, whether humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, or traditional warfighting, is that their outcome may hinge on  ...  city neighborhood, transition to peacekeeping operations in another, then provide humanitarian relief in a third.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2005.59 fatcat:66voko56rvge5p54qnv6vpk3za

On the role of government in integrated disaster risk governance—Based on practices in China

Peijun Shi
2012 International Journal of Disaster Risk Science  
This article outlines the roles of government in ensuring integrated disaster risk governance in China.  ...  Economically, it is the role of the government to consolidate governmental and community resources.  ...  Acknowledgment This work is funded by the National Scientific Plan for Global Change Research-Relations between Global Change and Environmental Risk and Its Adaptive Paradigm (2012CB955404).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13753-012-0014-2 fatcat:vndzphlluvfydj6darnwmdwrji

UNHCR at 70

Jeff Crisp
2020 Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations  
operations in regions such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Great Lakes Region of Africa, and Southern Africa.  ...  In the words of statements made by the organization in 2018 and 2019, the Global Compact and CRRF constituted "a game changer," "a paradigm shift," "a milestone for global solidarity and refugee protection  ... 
doi:10.1163/19426720-02603004 fatcat:ifiye56u5va7liqgsargfet3se

Humanitarian diplomacy: practitioners and their craft

2007 ChoiceReviews  
Acknowledgements We wish to express special appreciation to the chapter writers.  ...  Their experience, enthusiasm and painstaking drafting and redrafting have enriched not only their own chapters but also the volume as a whole.  ...  The role of the Humanitarian Coordinator Although it is obvious in retrospect that the food situation was really very bad, at the time its seriousness was the subject of controversy.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.45-2281 fatcat:ioh2dklorbdolpfh2c4tqtehii
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