#AIDF, Africa, Summit
Over 250 government
representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector
companies are gathering on 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for AIDF Africa Summit. The
event will focus on how technological innovation and best practices can improve
aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The agenda, developed in consultation with key
organisations, such as WFP, IRFC, World Vision, #USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save
the Children, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360, #Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity
International, IRD, features


– Opening Keynote Address by H.E. Dr #Nkosazana Dlamini #Zuma,
Chairperson of the African Union Commission

– Mobile innovations for humanitarian and development work,
moderated by Christopher Hoffman, World Vision International with participation
from Dr Sharad Sapra, #UNICEF, Nada El Marji, Inmarsat and Frederic Masse, SAP

– Update on UN Procurement principles and process by Beng
Teoh, Consultant, Procurement Unit, United Nations Economic Commission For
Africa (#UNECA)

– Humanitarian logistics and supply chain challenges with
participation of Rishi Ramrakha, International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (#IFRC), Eva Mwai, North Star Alliance and Anne Signe
Hørstad, Transparency International Norway

– An update on child and maternal health initiatives and
innovations with John Graham, Country Director of Save the Children as panel
moderator and Dr Martina Fuchs, Real Medicine Foundation, Brigitte Dacosta,
bioMérieux and Lena Wahlhed, HemoCue as participating speakers

– Outlook on WASH innovations and good practice by Manoj
Kumar, Country Director, Ethiopia, Plan International, Dr Patrick Marcus,
Kaercher #FUTURETECH and Dr Samuel Godfrey, #UNICEF

– Keynote speech on supporting and empowering women by
Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Coordinator & Representative of #UNDP, United
Nations Kenya

– New Financing and Electronic Payment Models with Lorenz
Wild, Mercy Corps and Silvester O. Kobare, #CARE

– #HIV and #AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda,
including update on rapid testing solutions and improving access to HIV/AIDS
prevention and counselling with participation of Miriam Maluwa, #UNAIDS and
Julien Pizzuto, Bio-Rad Laboratories

As part of preparations for the upcoming Aid &
Development Africa Summit, AIDF has released an infographic that explores
humanitarian aid and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an overview
of four key areas – food security, refugees, WASH (water, sanitation and
hygiene) and mobile for development.   

“At AIDF, we believe that cross-sector collaboration and
partnerships across regions are key to more effective aid delivery and
development strategy in East Africa. The Aid & Development Africa Summit
aims to showcase expertise of different global stakeholders and provide an
opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking amongst public, private and
civil society stakeholders” – says Sonja Ruetzel, Event Director, #AIDF.

The Aid & Development Africa Summit is supported by a
wide range of strategic partners including: B Medical Systems, as Gold Sponsor,
Bio-Rad and SAP, as Silver Sponsors, Hemocue, as Bronze Sponsor and Inmarsat,
Motorola Solutions, NRS International, NRS Relief, TANA Netting, Flexiway Solar
Solutions, Danimex, Kärcher Futuretech, bioMérieux, Eutelsat, TURMAKS, The Sure
Chill Company, Bullitt Group, Ultimate HELI, Danoffice IT, International
Procurement Agency, TATA Motors, Conrico International, LTA Auto, Cargolux,
Autoredo, Panhard, AirServ, Renewit, Effigis, Salama Fikira, AfriPads, GE
Healthcare and Iridium as Strategic Partners.

About The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)
The Aid and International Development Forum (#AIDF) is the
world leading forum specialising in disaster relief, resilience, mobile for
development, food security and water security.
AIDF unites all stakeholders from government, UN agencies,
intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector by providing a platform
for independent debate and knowledge exchange, and for establishing
long-lasting partnerships. For over 13 years, AIDF has been committed to
improving aid and international development through research and high profile
events held at the #UN and government buildings in Asia, Africa, North America
and Europe.


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