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A Global Freight Logistics Hub at Shannon for Humanitarian Aid and Community Rebuilding An Atlantic Way initiative - in collaboration with the Cornerstone.

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1 A Global Freight Logistics Hub at Shannon for Humanitarian Aid and Community Rebuilding An Atlantic Way initiative - in collaboration with the Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership, Jacksonville, Florida

2 Natural Disasters Sudden Onset - the worst type - Earthquakes; Landslides; Tsunamis Emerging - Famine; Plagues; Lack of WATER Conflict - Civil, Regional, International Complex Emergencies - Simultaneous Calamities - Japan; Ivory Coast Frequency - Increasing year-on-year; Influence of Climate Change; Urban Drift Mortalities are decreasing – but this implies a need for on-going medical intervention; food; camps; security; community rebuilding Human Effect – Refugees (crossing borders); Internally Displaced Persons - 43 million in 2010 The Nature of Humanitarian Crises

3 A large congestion-free Airport facility Unrestricted traffic movements Land area offers the capacity to develop Optimal geophysical location Airfreight as a core Strategy for Growth Cluster of relevant aerospace companies Shannon as an established brand Existing Global Freight Logistics Resources Irelands standing as a substantive Donor Academic competencies and collaborations Government supports – National and Local Corporate engagement, focus and support Irish Aid headquartered in Limerick Relevant local Ministers in the new Government Shannons special relationship with US Access to airlift via aircraft leasing community So what has Shannon got to offer?

4 The Concept of a Shannon Hub for World Aid efforts Procurement as a service to NGOs and other Aid Agencies Strategic Stockpiling and pre-positioning Rapid Response Deployment to sudden onset disaster zones Parallel development of Joint Masters and Undergraduate Degree Programs in Humanitarian Aid - between Universities in Florida and in the Atlantic Way Region Emphasis on higher value – lower volume Aid Airlifts Working with International Agencies – UN; MSF; World Vision; Goal; Concern; Trócaire; others Can integrate with key Regional Assets in Florida and elsewhere – Cecil Field Aerodrome; Mayport Naval Station An IFSC-type cluster, with a transparent Not-for-Profit core

5 Shannon Humanitarian Hub - Medical Aid Repository Specialist stockist of Medicines and Vaccines for rapid response air deployment Builds on Irelands backbone of industry-leading Biomedical / Pharma / Medical Devices manufacturers and their R&D initiatives Purpose built, sterile and climate controlled storage facilities within airport precinct Leading-edge traceability (such as GS1) will facilitate the industry to manage stocks as they approach end of shelf life; and for the Shannon Hub to balance inventories between other designated strategic sites Repatriation and disposal – with a potential to service the broader commercial market Will work in close cooperation with IFRC; WHO, UNDP, and other UN OCHA affiliated agencies Will integrate with NGOs and donor governments in the EU & around the world

6 A centre powered by relevant, qualified, multi-disciplined personnel Working with International Aid Agencies, NGOs, EU Commission, US aid networks Power of partnership and co-operation between representative organisations in Ireland and abroad Marries the existing human skills pool with key regional assets – and elements of physical infrastructure A key deliverable under the new Atlantic Way – City of Jacksonville MOU signed in 2010 Project Management by Shannon Global AeroZone on behalf of Atlantic Way A centre of excellence for Humanitarian Aid support

7 Key Outputs and Project Drivers High Value JOB CREATION Stimulation of Related ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT Compatible with Shannons Strategic GROWTH MODEL Propelled by a growing public awareness and a viable STAKEHOLDER SUPPORT base

8 THANK YOU! Contact : BRIAN BYRNE


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