Climate change and a rise in the frequency and/or severity of risks may cause more supply chain disruptions that halt production, increase costs, harm business profits, and result in increased prices or shortages for consumers. Natural disasters for instance, represent the biggest concern for firms in East Asia and the Pacific, with floods and storms accounting for the bulk of financial losses since the year 2000. In Africa, the majority of people reside in rural farming and fishing areas where they lack access to infrastructure that might shield them from bad weather. Sub-Saharan Africa is therefore particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change in terms of food availability and pricing due to a lack of climate resilience, heavy reliance on food imports, and excessive government involvement. In order to ensure a prosperous future for the continent, the effects of climate change on the supply and distribution of essentials must be factored into organizations’ plans.
WHAT WE DO
At AISCR we aim to show governments, individuals and corporations the linkages between climate change and ineffective supply chains. This information is meant to serve as a guide for decision makers, who aim to build greater resilience of intercontinental supply chains. We can as well provide policy recommendations and post recovery guidance that will ensure broken down supply chains are restored to greatest efficiency within the shortest possible period.
Our research focus areas include but are not limited to
- Effects of extreme weather on supply chains
- Climate change adaptation
- Post disaster recovery
- Managing sporadic havoc of disasters on supply chains
- Fiscal and financial policies (such as Digitalization) to strengthen supply chains
- Cost-effective structural reforms for African markets
Put us to work with a research project on a topic that supports your organization’s goals.