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Webinar: Procurement Advice & Business Opportunities in the Aid and Development Sector
Description: On 1st December 2016, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Procurement advice & business opportunities in the aid and development sector’. Aimed at private sector companies looking to supply humanitarian aid and development programmes and doing business with UN, bilateral and government agencies, the webinar offered an update and refresher on the tender process, vendor registration and evaluation criteria. Experts from key procurement divisions in the international aid and development sector offered first-hand insights and guidance, including: • Faith Graham, Senior Contracts Officer, The World Bank • Trexyl Chua-Miranda, Strategic Procurement Advisor, Peace and Security Cluster, UNOPS • Allan Deacon, Independent Consultant & PhD candidate, honorary International Ambassador, International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) The webinar gathered representatives from 330 companies from 68 countries around the world. To view the webinar case study, please visit http://www.aidforum.org/infographic/procurement-advice-business-opportunities-in-the-aid-and-development-sector AIDF provides bespoke client offerings and if you would like to get involved and achieve something similar, please contact us at marketing@aidforum.org to discuss your requirements and goals.
  12 Dec 2016   57m58s 1 68 0
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Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Highlights
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org Highlights of the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, led thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  13 Oct 2016   2m41s 1 156 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Interview with Dr Patrick Meier, Co-Founder, WeRobotics
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. Interview with Dr Patrick Meier, Co-Founder, WeRobotics, Digital Humanitarian Network; International Consultant, Facebook, Planet Labs, World Bank Group; Founder, Humanitarian UAV Network Find out what Dr Meier spoke about at the Global Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C. as he summarises the key messages from his work within digital humanitarian space. Learn how to address the challenges that digital humanitarians face, related to technology and beyond, as well as what are the main barriers in adaptation of artificial intelligence and robotics in aid and development sector. Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  05 Oct 2016   4m56s 0 111 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Interview with Brian Kelly, IOM
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. Interview with Brian Kelly, Head of Community Stabilization Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM). Brian Kelly spoke about outcomes from the panel on cash-based programmes for disaster relief. The benefits of cash-transfers are widely recognised, as such questions about due diligence, data protection and compliance were addressed. One of the biggest takeaways was the "fear of cash", which relates to the uncertainty that exists about how cash is it being spent and how to monitor it. Yet, there is no evidence case that cash is more risky than in-kind contributions Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  05 Oct 2016   3m9s 0 88 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Interview with Luc Provost & Emmanuel Njoku, B Medical Systems
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. Interview with Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems and Emmanuel C. Njoku, CEO, Prezzo Shed Investments Nigeria Limited Find out more about B Medical Systems project in Nigeria, where 40% of deaths of children under five were attributable to vaccine preventable diseases prior to 2012. The successful deployment of B Medical Systems products has positively contributed to improving Nigeria's low routine immunization rates. B Medical Systems plan to repeat the success story in DRC, where it is in the process of installing a large number of SDD products in very remote areas. Luc has highlighted that the main challenge for B Medical Systems is not related to supply of quality cold chain solutions in remote areas, due to the reliable network of 120 partners across the world. However the challenge lies in improving relations with GAVI, CHAI, PATH and UNICEF to eliminate the administrative hurdles which can delay projects and result in unnecessary casualties among the children. The other challenge is to further develop sustainable solutions which offer 10 years of efficient service to its users. Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  05 Oct 2016   6m48s 0 111 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - World Panel video
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org Disaster Simulation Debrief at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 350 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. World Panel founder and CEO John A. Anderson spoke at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 to demonstrate the mobile solar technology, SunStream™. This solution mimics a leaf and streams electricity directly from the sun into a device instantaneously. For more information, please visit www.worldpanel.global. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  15 Sep 2016   6m29s 1 54 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Disaster Simulation Intro
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org Disaster Simulation intro at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. When disaster strikes, close coordination among humanitarian responders is crucial. For survivors, it can mean the difference between receiving the lifesaving supplies they need, and being burdened with unsolicited material donations they can't use. Virtual and live action role playing to simulate post-disaster supply chains for key commodities. Participants had a chance to play the role of a business, government, or non-profit organizations working in a crisis scenario. Coordinate and collaborate with your sector, demographic, and geographic partners to fill gaps and reduce overlap to keep supply lines open.Visual performance metrics to allow players to review system-wide impacts of their actions Simulation Creator and Facilitator: Dr Jamison Day, Chief Data Scientist, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Facilitators: - Kevin Peach, Business Development & Sales Manager, NRS International - Juanita Rilling, Director, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Speakers: - Mohamed Hilmi, Senior Coordinator & Technical Specialist for Shelter and Settlement, InterAction - Garrett Ingoglia, Vice President, Emergency Response, AmeriCares - Duncan Cohen, Logistics Officer, OFDA, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Alexander Balint, Senior Manager, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 350 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  15 Sep 2016   3m22s 3 95 0
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Disaster Simulation In Action
Description: disaster-relief.aidforum.org Disaster Simulation Debrief at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C. Missed our disaster simulation game at AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 with NRS International and ALAN? Watch this flashback video and learn all about how the international relief community responded to the natural disaster that shook neighbouring countries Terratoras and Republia. Which supply chain challenges did they face? Did they cooperate and collaborate in order to serve the needs of the victims? Watch now! Discussion following yesterday’s session to reveal strategies for addressing the real world gaps reflected in game-play. - Dr Jamison Day, Chief Data Scientist, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) - Kevin Peach, Business Development & Sales Manager, NRS International The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 350 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/G6k8GgSA8TAJLY8P8
  15 Sep 2016   4m2s 3 89 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 - Best of the Summit
Description: asia.aidforum.org Best of the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 21-22 June I United Nations Conference Centre I Bangkok, Thailand The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit gathered over 290 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the private sector with an aim to share knowledge, discover success stories or learn from failures, foster innovation and partnerships to assist the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-East Asia. The 45+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including mobile innovations, partnerships and technologies for humanitarian and development work, emergency response, humanitarian logistics, disaster resilience as well as health & WASH programmes and good practice. The opening panel of the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 focused on mobile innovations for humanitarian and development work. The panellists, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Asian Development Bank, UNESCAP, USAID and FHI 360, discussed the impact of mobile devices on development work and utilising mobile technology to better reach and engage communities. It was agreed that improvements in broadband connectivity can be a game-changer in Asia-Pacific, provided that infrastructure, regulatory framework to ensure access and awareness of socio-economic benefits of ICT come together. Emergency response collaboration and building resilience was discussed by the Thai Ministry of Interior, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), World Food Programme (WFP), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), FundLife International, Habitat for Humanity International and World Vision International, who presented new initiatives and guidelines for emergency response in Asia Pacific and accountability for transitioning from post-disaster management to community development. According to the case study by Save the Children, 99% of children in crisis situations see education as a priority. The final discussion of Day One was on lessons learned from Nepal with participation of IOM, BBC Media Action, Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON), ADB and WFP. The panel was moderated by ReliefWeb. Day Two of the Aid & Development Asia Summit commenced with a keynote speech and presentation on emergency health response by the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, following an update on health programmes on disease prevention and control, including malaria, TB, HIV, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS. International Rescue Committee, B Medical Systems, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Sanofi Pasteur, Malaria Consortium, Telecoms Sans Frontieres, NRS international, CARE India and SATMED discussed latest trends, collaboration and challenges of implementing innovative solutions, like mHealth, in Myanmar, Nepal and Syria. The participants benefited from networking opportunities during the refreshment breaks, lunch and an evening reception as well as exhibition of cutting-edge products by dedicated partners including B Medical Systems (Gold Sponsor), Sanofi Pasteur (Summit Supporter), Inmarsat Global, JCB South East Asia, TÜV SÜD Water Services (Bronze Sponsors), Coleman Japan Co., Danoffice IT, Greenlight Planet, New Holland Agriculture and CNH Industrial, NRS International, Portsmouth Aviation, RMA Group, Shobikaa Impex Private limited and Duranet LLIN, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, TrapBag Flood & Erosion Protection as well as Johnson & Johnson and SATMED (Sponsors). Media and event partners included American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Asian NGO, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Crisis Response Journal, Development Finance, Developing Telecoms, Global health Council, Relief Web, UN Development Business, Thailand Business News, Asian Military Review, The Malaysian Times, South East Asia Globe, Alliance Magazine, Research SEA, SciDevNet, Emergency Manager's Weekly Report, NGO News, Humanitarian Logistics Association, Logistics Matter and Market Publishers. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Aid & Development Asia 2016, please visit: http://asia.aidforum.org Post event report and materials http://asia.aidforum.org/why-attend/highlights_2016 Event photos https://goo.gl/photos/8bHPW8cj8Y8hy79u8
  20 Jul 2016   2m20s 0 216 0
AIDF Asia Summit 2016 - Interview with Josh Woodard, FHI 360
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Josh Woodard, Regional ICT & Digital Finance Advisor, FHI 360 at the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 21-22 June I United Nations Conference Centre I Bangkok, Thailand The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit gathered over 290 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the private sector with an aim to share knowledge, discover success stories or learn from failures, foster innovation and partnerships to assist the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-East Asia. The 45+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including mobile innovations, partnerships and technologies for humanitarian and development work, emergency response, humanitarian logistics, disaster resilience as well as health & WASH programmes and good practice. The opening panel of the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 focused on mobile innovations for humanitarian and development work. The panellists, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Asian Development Bank, UNESCAP, USAID and FHI 360, discussed the impact of mobile devices on development work and utilising mobile technology to better reach and engage communities. It was agreed that improvements in broadband connectivity can be a game-changer in Asia-Pacific, provided that infrastructure, regulatory framework to ensure access and awareness of socio-economic benefits of ICT come together. The participants benefited from networking opportunities during the refreshment breaks, lunch and an evening reception as well as exhibition of cutting-edge products by dedicated partners including B Medical Systems (Gold Sponsor), Sanofi Pasteur (Summit Supporter), Inmarsat Global, JCB South East Asia, TÜV SÜD Water Services (Bronze Sponsors), Coleman Japan Co., Danoffice IT, Greenlight Planet, New Holland Agriculture and CNH Industrial, NRS International, Portsmouth Aviation, RMA Group, Shobikaa Impex Private limited and Duranet LLIN, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, TrapBag Flood & Erosion Protection as well as Johnson & Johnson and SATMED (Sponsors). Media and event partners included American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Asian NGO, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Crisis Response Journal, Development Finance, Developing Telecoms, Global health Council, Relief Web, UN Development Business, Thailand Business News, Asian Military Review, The Malaysian Times, South East Asia Globe, Alliance Magazine, Research SEA, SciDevNet, Emergency Manager's Weekly Report, NGO News, Humanitarian Logistics Association, Logistics Matter and Market Publishers. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Aid & Development Asia 2016, please visit: http://asia.aidforum.org
  15 Jul 2016   5m37s 2 189 0
AIDF Asia Summit 2016 - Interview with Luc Provost, B Medical Systems
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems at the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 21-22 June I United Nations Conference Centre I Bangkok, Thailand The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit gathered over 290 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the private sector with an aim to share knowledge, discover success stories or learn from failures, foster innovation and partnerships to assist the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-East Asia. The 45+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including mobile innovations, partnerships and technologies for humanitarian and development work, emergency response, humanitarian logistics, disaster resilience as well as health & WASH programmes and good practice. Day Two of the Aid & Development Asia Summit commenced with a keynote speech and presentation on emergency health response by the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, following an update on health programmes on disease prevention and control, including malaria, TB, HIV, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS. International Rescue Committee, B Medical Systems, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Sanofi Pasteur, Malaria Consortium, Telecoms Sans Frontieres, NRS international, CARE India and SATMED discussed latest trends, collaboration and challenges of implementing innovative solutions, like mHealth, in Myanmar, Nepal and Syria. The participants benefited from networking opportunities during the refreshment breaks, lunch and an evening reception as well as exhibition of cutting-edge products by dedicated partners including B Medical Systems (Gold Sponsor), Sanofi Pasteur (Summit Supporter), Inmarsat Global, JCB South East Asia, TÜV SÜD Water Services (Bronze Sponsors), Coleman Japan Co., Danoffice IT, Greenlight Planet, New Holland Agriculture and CNH Industrial, NRS International, Portsmouth Aviation, RMA Group, Shobikaa Impex Private limited and Duranet LLIN, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, TrapBag Flood & Erosion Protection as well as Johnson & Johnson and SATMED (Sponsors). Media and event partners included American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Asian NGO, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Crisis Response Journal, Development Finance, Developing Telecoms, Global health Council, Relief Web, UN Development Business, Thailand Business News, Asian Military Review, The Malaysian Times, South East Asia Globe, Alliance Magazine, Research SEA, SciDevNet, Emergency Manager's Weekly Report, NGO News, Humanitarian Logistics Association, Logistics Matter and Market Publishers. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Aid & Development Asia 2016, please visit: http://asia.aidforum.org
  15 Jul 2016   4m31s 2 257 0
AIDF Asia Summit 2016 - Interview with Hans van Rijn, Asian Development Bank
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Hans van Rijn, Principal Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 21-22 June I United Nations Conference Centre I Bangkok, Thailand The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit gathered over 290 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the private sector with an aim to share knowledge, discover success stories or learn from failures, foster innovation and partnerships to assist the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-East Asia. The 45+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including mobile innovations, partnerships and technologies for humanitarian and development work, emergency response, humanitarian logistics, disaster resilience as well as health & WASH programmes and good practice. The opening panel of the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 focused on mobile innovations for humanitarian and development work. The panellists, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Asian Development Bank, UNESCAP, USAID and FHI 360, discussed the impact of mobile devices on development work and utilising mobile technology to better reach and engage communities. It was agreed that improvements in broadband connectivity can be a game-changer in Asia-Pacific, provided that infrastructure, regulatory framework to ensure access and awareness of socio-economic benefits of ICT come together. The participants benefited from networking opportunities during the refreshment breaks, lunch and an evening reception as well as exhibition of cutting-edge products by dedicated partners including B Medical Systems (Gold Sponsor), Sanofi Pasteur (Summit Supporter), Inmarsat Global, JCB South East Asia, TÜV SÜD Water Services (Bronze Sponsors), Coleman Japan Co., Danoffice IT, Greenlight Planet, New Holland Agriculture and CNH Industrial, NRS International, Portsmouth Aviation, RMA Group, Shobikaa Impex Private limited and Duranet LLIN, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, TrapBag Flood & Erosion Protection as well as Johnson & Johnson and SATMED (Sponsors). Media and event partners included American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Asian NGO, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Crisis Response Journal, Development Finance, Developing Telecoms, Global health Council, Relief Web, UN Development Business, Thailand Business News, Asian Military Review, The Malaysian Times, South East Asia Globe, Alliance Magazine, Research SEA, SciDevNet, Emergency Manager's Weekly Report, NGO News, Humanitarian Logistics Association, Logistics Matter and Market Publishers. As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: aokeeffe@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF For more information about the Aid & Development Asia 2016, please visit: http://asia.aidforum.org
  15 Jul 2016   2m4s 0 52 0