From Corner Office To Field
One key to improving the delivery of humanitarian aid is strengthening the internal workings of local relief organizations. Corporate best practices, adapted to the context of humanitarian assistance, can greatly improve effectiveness. Yet until now there have been few opportunities for cross-pollination between the corporate and humanitarian sectors.

The Humanitarian Executive Program takes the next essential step: placing skilled and experienced local executives in the field offices of African Red Cross Red Crescent Societies in need of development.

 We focus on Africa because we know the continent and its relief network well: Fritz Institute co-founded and sponsored NEPARC, the New Partnership for African Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, which works to improve the development and management of its 15 member societies.

Executives are selected for the Humanitarian Executive Program on the basis of their relevant expertise in areas such as finance, logistics, or technology. Their salaries and expenses are paid by the donor company or from a fellowship grant funded by a Fritz Institute donor for the duration of the posting. The benefits of the experience are mutual: the executives enjoy the satisfaction of fulfilling an important real-world need, and the organizations learn proven ways to manage processes and train their people.

As the executive network grows over time, it will become an invaluable resource throughout the region. This is a rare opportunity for executives to make a concrete contribution toward improving the delivery of aid to people in need.

Contact us to learn more.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship, US Corporate giving in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, totaled over $750 million.
By inviting Philips to evaluate HLS, Fritz Institute provided Philips with a powerful way to leverage our expertise and resources and make an important contribution to the field of humanitarian relief.
- Mathiew Clerkx,
Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain Management and ICT,
Philips Semiconductors
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