About

DigCBA contributes to the responsible use of digital CBA in the refugee crisis. Digital technology, including mobile money, electronic vouchers, electronic cash, and recently blockchain-based systems, is transforming CBA. The technology has the potential to increase access to financial resources and services during times of crisis while increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of assistance.

Work packages

DigCBA has six work packages (WPs) following the action design research.

WP1 aims at developing conceptual frameworks based on literature review and best practices for further study in other WPs.

WP2 looks at characterizing contextual features of target locations where refugees live.

WP3 aims at assessing the technology readiness of humanitarian organizations and other key CBA actors based on the TOGAF framework.

WP4 provides support for evaluating technology readiness of business partners and vendors in CBA.

WP5 involves decision analysis and support for policy makers.

WP6 starts from the beginning and lasts till the end of the project covering project management, dissemination and engagement activites.

Hossein Baharmand

Hossein Baharmand

UiA

Hossein Baharmand is an Associate Professor in Project and Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway. His primary research interest lies in the development and application of decision support methodologies (based on both qualitative and quantitative approaches) in order to solve complex problems in crisis and humanitarian operations.

hossein.barhmand@uia.no

 

Ahmed Aboughonim

Ahmed Aboughonim

UiA

Ahmed has a doctorate in ICT and an M.Phil. in Systems Dynamics. He also has a B.Sc. in Telecommunications and Electronics and a Diploma in IT. His research focuses on optimal public policy design via mathematical modelling and simulation, in addition to the development of innovative ICT solutions and Interactive Learning Environments.

ahmed.aboughonim@uia.no

 

Naima Saeed

Naima Saeed

UiA

Saeed is a Professor in Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. Saeed was an honorary visiting fellow at La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, Australia, and a visiting scholar at the School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, University of California, Berkeley, United States, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, and Nelson Mandela University Business School, South Africa.

naima.saeed@uia.no

Bernd Hellingrath

Bernd Hellingrath

WWU

Hellingrath is a full professor for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the
University of Münster and director of the European Research Center for Information Systems
(ERCIS) since 2008. Prior to this position, he was heading a main department at the Fraunhofer
Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund and held a position as professor for Planning
and Modeling of Production and Logistics Networks at the University of Paderborn. In 2003, he
received the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Prize for the software tool “OTDSim” which simulates
automotive supply chains. Prof. Hellingrath has been involved in previous European research
programs both as a contributor and as a reviewer.

Christian Kalla

Christian Kalla

WWU

Kalla is a research assistant at the University of Münster. His research mainly deals with the
application of enterprise architecture management in the context of supply chain planning and
supply chain risk management.

Adam Widera

Adam Widera

WWU

Widera is a researcher at the University of Münster and managing director of the ERCIS C³M.
His research activities cover the modeling, simulation, analysis and performance management in
humanitarian logistics as well as the design and evaluation of humanitarian information systems. He
has been involved in various European and national research projects in the context of humanitarian
logistics and crisis management.

Fabio Sgarbossa

Fabio Sgarbossa

NTNU

Sgarbossa is Full Professor of Industrial Logistics at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MTP) at NTNU (Norway). He is leader of the Production Management Group at MTP and he is responsible of the Logistics 4.0 Lab at NTNU. His research interests cover many research areas from intralogistics to supply chain management, with specific focus on how advanced technologies impact on production and logistics systems.

fabio.sgarbossa@ntnu.no

Prof. Ntayi Joseph

Prof. Ntayi Joseph

MUBS

Prof. Ntayi Joseph is the Dean Faculty of Computing and Management Science at Makerere University Business School. Dr. Ntayi is a holder of a PhD and bears a great deal of experience in consultancy, research curriculum review and development, former, Project Manager, the Netherlands Programme for the Institutional Strengthening of Post-secondary Education and Training Capacity (NPT/UGA/040). Support for institutional Capacity Development in Public and Private Procurement Management in Uganda.

jntayi@mubs.ac.ug

Sheila Namagembe

Sheila Namagembe

MUBS

Namagembe is an Associate Professor in the Department  of Procurement and Logistics Management.Her areas  of research research interest include Supply chain management, Procurement and Innovation.

namagembesheila11@gmail.com

Abdelsalam Adam Hamid

Abdelsalam Adam Hamid

Hanken

Hamid is a Project Researcher at the HUMLOG institute at Hanken School of Economics. Abdelsalam obtained his PhD from college of business studies, business administration Department, Sudan University of Science and Technology, in Supply chain, he is an assistant professor of supply chain at international Maritime college Oman. In addition, he worked as an assistant professor and head of Business administration Department at Sudan university of science and technology. Abdelsalam has published more than 20 articles in various journals, and his research interests lie in supply chain practices, Logistics operations, Management and industrial business. He is a reviewer for many journals.

abdelsalam.hamidabakar@hanken.fi

Dr Wojciech Piotrowicz

Dr Wojciech Piotrowicz

Hanken

Piotrowicz is Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility and Director of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), in Helsinki, Finland. He currently leads an Academy of Finland research project (2019-21) focused on humanitarian logistics in conflict areas, and a Work Package in the DigCBA project.

Dr Amin Maghsoudi

Dr Amin Maghsoudi

Hanken

Maghsoudi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the HUMLOG Institute, Hanken School of Economics. He is engaged with the Academy of Finland supported Cash and/or Carry project looking into the delivery of cash and in-kind assistance to vulnerable populations affected by complex emergencies. His main research interests are cash and markets in a humanitarian setting, supply chain financing and coordination.

Russell Harpring

Russell Harpring

Hanken

Harpring is a PhD student at Hanken School of Economics in the department of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility. His research focuses on humanitarian logistics with a special interest in the use of cash and voucher assistance in complex emergencies, including how services are procured and implemented.