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Exciting Speaker Updates - only 6 weeks left to AIDF Africa Summit 2016

21 December 2015: With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 fast approaching, we are excited to share with you some of our speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The opening speech of the Summit will be led by H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Join 250+ senior representatives from regional governments, UN agencies, national and international NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, development banks and the private sector to hear latest trends in humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development and financing.

The first panel of the Aid & Development Africa Summit will cover mobile innovations for humanitarian and development work, moderated by Christopher Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director of World Vision (Kenya) with participation from Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre of UNICEF and Nada El Marji, Director, NGO Business of Inmarsat.

The following session will focus on new financing and electronic payment models with valuable insight Lorenz Wild from Mercy Corps and Silvester O. Kobare from CARE.

The next in line is panel discussion on humanitarian logistics and supply chain challenges with participation from Rishi Ramrakha of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Eva Mwai from North Star Alliance and Anne Signe Hørstad from Transparency International Norway.

Day Two will offer an update on health initiatives and innovations with John Graham, Country Director of Save the Children as panel moderator and Dr Martina Fuchs, CEO of Real Medicine Foundation, Brigitte Dacosta, Director, Public Health Department of bioMérieux and Lena Wahlhed, Sales Manager of HemoCue as participating speakers.

Manoj Kumar, Country Director, Ethiopia of Plan International, Dr Patrick Marcus, Head of Camp System of Kaercher FUTURETECH and Dr Samuel Godfrey, Chief Water and Environmental Sanitation of UNICEF will share outlook on WASH innovations and good practice in the afternoon panel.

There are only 6 weeks left until the AIDF Africa Summit. With over 200 participants already registered, the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 offers an unparalleled opportunity to build long lasting partnerships and effective collaborations.

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For all enquiries, please get in touch with Alina O’Keeffe at

We look forward to welcoming you to the AIDF Africa Summit in February!