Project update - June 2011


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New film, e-learning module and website
June 2011

|| Film || E-learning || Mobile friendly / Low bandwidth || Improved extract database  ||
|| Groupe URD Article || ECHO Procurement Guidelines adopted ||

EthicalCargo film

"Clearing the Air" highlights the role air transport plays in African conflicts as well as the positive steps the humanitarian aid community has taken to reduce the risk of hiring companies involved in arms trafficking.
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EthicalCargo trailer
EthicalCargo has also produced a 1 minute trailer to raise awareness of air cargo companies which ship weapons, narcotics and blood minerals to and from African conflict zones.
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EthicalCargo has developed a 60-90 minute e-learning module. This assesses air cargo service providers against ethical criteria. The module is aimed at logisticians working in humanitarian operations in the field and at head office. It is based around the practical tool of a model risk assessment matrix. The e-learning is currently English-language only.
 Mobile friendly  
Low-bandwidth/Mobile device website theme now has a low-bandwidth and mobile theme. This makes accessing the site in the field via your mobile faster - search EthicalCargo's database on the airstrip!

Improved extract library
The expanded extract library has been enhanced to facilitate more detailed search queries. 

Groupe URD Article - 31 May


"A new approach to reduce the negative impacts of aid: The ethical procurement of air cargo services" -


"Une nouvelle approche pour réduire les impacts négatifs de l’aide : l’achat éthique de services de fret aérien" -

ECHO formally adopts Ethical Procurement guidelines

The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) formally adopted its ethical procurement guidelines in June 2011. ECHO's guidelines contain sections dedicated to conflict sensitive logistics and ethical transportation, citing EthicalCargo as a resource. ECHO's new guidelines are now accessible in a user-friendly format at
European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department

Twitter Alerts and YouTube
Twitter logo EthicalCargo's Twitter alerts keep followers up to date on safety and destabilizing commodity flows in zones of humanitarian operation. 
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Our YouTube channel has just been updated with 2 new films to the issue. is part of SIPRI’s Countering Illicit Trafficking – Mechanism Assessment Projects (CIT-MAP). CIT-MAP focuses on non-state actors and transport networks associated with destabilizing commodity flows that may negatively impact on global peace and security, is a web-based information portal administered by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) with the support of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

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