Following Tonkin + Taylor’s (T+T) pro bono rapid disaster mapping of Fiji in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, it became apparent that humanitarian aid efforts were hampered by logistical problems associated with getting emergency supplies to affected communities quickly and efficiently. As a result, T+T supported the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme initiative to develop a bespoke web based software platform that identifies the location and quantities of prepositioned stock for disaster readiness in the Pacific. The solution is tailored towards Aid Agencies and National Disaster Management Offices (NDMO) that identify and set up their various warehouses and regularly update their stock. The system provides an overview of all stock across various locations and readily identifies which stock is available where. It avoids duplication of items and promotes effective collaboration. Thus, in the event of a disaster, supplies can be sourced and delivered quickly and efficiently to those affected.
Delivered a bespoke web based software platform that identifies the location and quantities of prepositioned stock in the Pacific and is tailored for Aid Agencies and NGOs to manage and update their stock to promote collaboration, effective re-stocking and provides a big-picture view.
The project’s success is reflected in the UN currently exploring a roll-out programme for regions outside of the Pacific.
Project Director - John Leeves
Lead Developer - Bruno Naskovski
Senior Project Manager - Jodi Leeves
Project Manager - Virginie Lacrosse