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Avenir provides sector leading specialist teams and tools to work with organisations engaged in humanitarian response to significantly improve and optimise the impact of their activities for the benefit of those they seek to assist.


We believe the most efficient way to create valuable outcomes is using a project management approach. A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result; project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet the project requirements. Each element must be expertly managed to produce on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organisations need in order to deliver.


Engaging with Avenir guarantees an organisation’s review and change project will be successful by ensuring access to independent sector leading personnel fully focused on the task at hand.



Head of Planning and Operations Support

Ian is a professional operations manager with over 20 years of experience in the aid sector. He holds a post graduate degree in supply chain management from Cranfield Management UK. Ian leads the Avenir strategy and operations support team. Previously, Ian has worked as a response and logistics manager in some 20 major disasters, largely with the International Red Cross (IFRC) and the United Nations.


Head of Competency Development and Change Management

Hetty is a professional change manager with over 20 years of experience, of which some 10 years are in the aid sector. She holds a post graduate degree in change management from Groningen University, Netherlands and leads the Avenir competency development and change management team. Previously, Hetty worked at WFP’s Logistics Development Unit, following a successful career as a communications manager at TNT.


Head of Strategic Research and Evaluation

Brian is a professional evaluator with over 17 years of experience in the aid sector. He has completed post graduate studies in public administration and a certificate in evaluation practice at George Washington University. Brian leads the Avenir evaluation and research team. Previously Brian was the Senior Director of International Policy and External Affairs for the American Red Cross.



Recent Case Study:

Master Course, Emergency Management & Humanitarian Logistics, 3U Academic Programmes

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Lund University

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MSc in Humanitarian Logistics Course, Lund University

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Action Against Hunger (ACF)

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Evaluation WASH Cluster support to National Coordination Platforms

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Save the Children

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Lebanon Cash Working Group

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The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

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LWF (CBI Competency Development)

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Fleet Management Training ToR

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Logistics Emergency Teams (LET)

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Logistics Emergency Team (LET)

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