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The theme of the Global Indaba

The theme of the Global Indaba is Human Resources for Supply Chain Management: The Missing Link to Maximizing Supply Chain Performance. It will be a space to present and share the significant experiences and knowledge that have been generated in this area in recent years. It will feature an interactive program organized along the four strands of the PtD Theory of Change:

Staffing: All critical health supply chain positions and/or competencies are filled

Examples include defining the precise qualifications for supply chain positions, crafting the right job descriptions, establishing recruitment and hiring policies, developing supply chain management career paths, and establishing competitive salaries.

Skills: Staff apply their skills appropriately at every level of the health supply chain

Examples include approaches taken to ensure access to training, education, and professional development to develop technical and managerial competencies.

Working Conditions: Working conditions support performance

Examples include policies on equal employment opportunities, environmental and occupational safety, but also organizational cultures that support favorable social and emotional work environments.

Motivation: Workers are motivated to do their jobs

Examples include financial and non-financial incentive programs, performance management systems, and supportive supervision programs.

Call for Abstracts submission

These sub-themes are critical to achieving the long-term outcome of optimizing work performance in supply chain management. An adequately staffed, appropriately skilled, and motivated workforce will power supply chains and result in commodities being available to meet local needs.

You are invited to submit abstracts that document the work of your organization, or independent operations research, in line with our theme and sub-themes to be considered for an oral or poster presentation and/or workshop at the Global Indaba. Abstracts from private and public sector organizations are welcomed.  French abstract submissions will be accepted, but please note that the principal language of the conference will be English.

Please submit your abstract using the form below by 30 April 2021. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Committee and submissions will be notified by 30 May 2021. Abstracts selected for oral and poster presentations will be sent guidelines to aid preparation. All accepted abstracts will be published on the PtD website and possibly in a special issue of the “Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.”

Terms and Conditions

The submitted paper attached to this form is provided to People that Deliver under the following terms and conditions: 

The Technical Committee, at its sole discretion, will determine the acceptability of the submitted presentation. In addition, the Technical Committee will determine whether to publish a submitted paper either in whole or in part. People that Deliver agrees to provide the author of the submitted paper appropriate credit, if the paper is published. 

Authors of the submitted work/paper freely give People that Deliver permission to publish the submitted work/paper in any media so selected free of any compensation and/or royalty claims.

Authors of the submitted work/paper testify that the submitted paper does not contain confidential and/or proprietary information not owned by the author.

Speakers must adhere strictly to the duration selected on the application form. Time should be allocated by the speaker for questions and answers within this duration. 

Persons submitting an abstract are doing so with the understanding that they agree to abide by the conditions, deadline policies and the decisions of the Steering Committee.

If for any reason an accepted speaker is subsequently unable to attend the Indaba, substitutions will NOT automatically be accepted, and the paper and substituted presenter shall be accepted solely at the discretion of the Technical Committee.

The written paper must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document for publication in the Indaba Papers will be edited and formatted before being returned to the author for final approval.

Presentations must be in Microsoft PowerPoint format and utilize the standard Indaba template provided by the Indaba Secretariat. The PowerPoint presentations will also be published online post Indaba together with the written paper where applicable. 

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