ROLE. As the leading professional training body in the sector, the Bioforce Institute has gained recognition in France for the range of humanitarian professions, based on guidelines which set out the skills required in the field for each profession, and which are reviewed regularly with humanitarian organisations to make sure they take the changing context into consideration. Alongside this, the Bioforce Institute's commitment to building the capacity of the humanitarian professionals of today and tomorrow can be seen through its active involvement in several initiatives:


Enhances the awareness, knowledge and application of good humanitarian practice among local and international organisations, government staff and affected communities in responding to humanitarian crises.

Training Providers Forum

TPF aims to improve access to, and the quality of, training in the international development and humanitarian sector.


ALNAP is a unique system-wide network dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability.

CHS Alliance

Improves the effectiveness and impact of assistance to crisis-affected and vulnerable people, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives.

Involvement in events


Regional workshop on the operationalisation of the 'Wash In Nut' strategy in the Sahel, Niamey, 23rd-24th March.


Annual Partners' Conference ‘Humanitarian assistance in a changing world’, Brussels, 12-13 November.


16th General Meeting, Oslo,
5-9 october.

Training Providers Forum


Co-organiser of the workshop 'Measuring the impact of training', London, 31st January.


Bioforce hosts the Logistics Cluster global meeting.

On 28th and 29th May 2015, the Bioforce Institute team hosted over 50 logistics managers from NGOs and United Nations agencies for the Logistics Cluster global meeting. 

Twice a year, members of the Logistics Cluster, including Bioforce, meet to review recent operations, discuss strategic decisions, present new initiatives in the area of humanitarian logistics and offer the opportunity for logistics managers from NGOs and the United Nations to meet. 

At the forefront of humanitarian logistics training since 1983, the Bioforce Institute took the opportunity over these two days to present its work on professionalising humanitarian logistics officers. Taking part in the Logistics Cluster meetings enables Bioforce to play a central part in discussions to shape the logistics profession of today and the future.