The First Flight Kit launched at DIHAD 2018

This year, the First Flight Kit was launched at The International Humanitarian and Development Conference, DIHAD. The kit, which is a small basecamp intended for deployment during the first phase of an emergency, is developed by World Food Programme in collaboration with NorLense and A-Aqua.

The First Flight Kit provides a complete and self-sufficient office, kitchen and accommodation solution for 12 staff members.

The First Flight Kit provides a complete and self-sufficient office, kitchen and accommodation solution for 12 staff members.

Foto: Robin Mattson

Accommodation for first responders to emergencies

The First Flight Kit provides a complete and self-sufficient office, kitchen and accommodation solution for 12 staff members. The kit is designed for first responders to humanitarian crises who will be sent out in the first phase of an emergency in demanding environments. It can be installed by a small number of people in a short amount of time, and the items are of a robust design and packed to withstand rough handling and harsh outdoor conditions during transportation and use. The kit is modular and can therefore easily be scaled up or down for specific needs and numbers of people.

The First Flight Kit is being prepositioned by the government of Norway at the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai, available for UN agencies and NGOs.

 

Norwegian companies at DIHAD

Mathilde from Bright Products showcasing their SunBell solar lamp at the Norwegian Pavilion.                                                                                                                                                           FOTO: NOREPS

Innovation Norway and the NOREPS network has participated at DIHAD for many years. This year, 11 companies were present at the Norwegian pavilion:

A-Aqua, ASAP Norway, Bright Products, Dantherm, GC Rieber Compact, Hallgruppen, Marlink, Mediq, NorLense, W. Giertsen Energy Solutions and Universal Logistics. In addition, the three NOREPS suppliers OB Wiik, IP Group,  and Eco Water participated with a separate stand.

As part of their trip, the Norwegian companies got the chance to visit the Dubai International Humanitarian City warehouses to discuss Norwegian involvement and closer cooperation with Norwegian suppliers.

DIHAD is the largest regional event for the exchange of humanitarian ideas, values and practices. Recognized as the leading humanitarian event in the region, DIHAD is attended by key decision makers, procurement and logistics officials from leading international, regional and local NGOs, UN agencies, Governmental Departments and international associations. The theme of this year’s conference was “The sustainability of emergency aid: the intensifying search for the appropriate strategies, methodologies and resources to meet the global humanitarian challenges in the years ahead”.

Click here to see a video made by IP-Group from DIHAD 2018.