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Webinar: Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement and Humanitarian Aid
Description: On 29th June 2017, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement and Humanitarian Aid’. Brian Corry, Acting Deputy Vice President, Contracts and Administration, Millennium Challenge Corporation offered first-hand insights and guidance on how to procure good and services during emergency scenarios. Kenny Cheung, the World Bank’s Chief of Procurement provided the audience with a brief overview of procurement for emergency and development projects. Through a multi-channel marketing campaign carried out over a period of two weeks, AIDF delivered a successful webinar resulting in 543 sales leads and 30% attendance rate. The webinar gathered 692 participants from 77 countries around the world. To view the webinar case study, please visit http://www.aidforum.org/events 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. Stay tuned for future events and webinars, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Sign up now http://www.aidforum.org/newsletter/subscribe
  13 Jul 2017   44m37s 1 156 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 - Interview with Luc Provost, B Medical Systems
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems at Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 14-15 June I Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2) I Naypyitaw, Myanmar The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit attracted 300+ high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success of the previous Summit held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, this year’s event zoomed in on current initiatives and latest trends around procurement, technology and innovation in Southeast Asia’s aid and development sector, with a focus on Myanmar. The Summit featured 17 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that support the progress of Sustainable Development Goals and help save lives of disaster victims. Amongst them were Procter & Gamble, HemoCue, NRS International, Okkar Thiri Co. Ltd., Aquatabs, B Medical Systems, Envirofit, Imerys, Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd., Inmarsat, Dulas, GIZ and IIRR. Day one offered an update on policies and regional programmes in food security, climate-smart agriculture, community resilience, disaster preparedness, infrastructure and education. The opening keynote address was given by Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar. Peter Batchelor, Country Director at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set the scene with a presentation on aid and development trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The second day was dedicated to technology innovations and best practice in data strategy and mobile-based initiatives in Myanmar, as well as building Asia’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Dr That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar gave an opening keynote speech. Planet of the Apps, a new feature of the Aid & Development Asia Summit, presented mobile applications that help support SDGs in the region. Showcased apps include Green Way, ReliefWeb, AidHedge, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. Over the two days, the Summit participants learned about initiatives and programmes in Southeast Asia, discovered applications of new technologies and established long-lasting partnerships with key stakeholders including government ministers, UN representatives, NGOs and the private sector companies in aid and sustainable development. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  12 Jul 2017   6m5s 0 14 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 - Highlights
Description: asia.aidforum.org Aid & Development Asia Summit 14-15 June 2017 I Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2) I Naypyitaw, Myanmar The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit attracted 300+ high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success of the previous Summit held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, this year’s event zoomed in on current initiatives and latest trends around procurement, technology and innovation in Southeast Asia’s aid and development sector, with a focus on Myanmar. The Summit featured 17 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that support the progress of Sustainable Development Goals and help save lives of disaster victims. Amongst them were Procter & Gamble, HemoCue, NRS International, Okkar Thiri Co. Ltd., Aquatabs, B Medical Systems, Envirofit, Imerys, Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd., Inmarsat, Dulas, GIZ and IIRR. Day one offered an update on policies and regional programmes in food security, climate-smart agriculture, community resilience, disaster preparedness, infrastructure and education. The opening keynote address was given by Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar. Peter Batchelor, Country Director at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set the scene with a presentation on aid and development trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The second day was dedicated to technology innovations and best practice in data strategy and mobile-based initiatives in Myanmar, as well as building Asia’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Dr That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar gave an opening keynote speech. Planet of the Apps, a new feature of the Aid & Development Asia Summit, presented mobile applications that help support SDGs in the region. Showcased apps include Green Way, ReliefWeb, AidHedge, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. Over the two days, the Summit participants learned about initiatives and programmes in Southeast Asia, discovered applications of new technologies and established long-lasting partnerships with key stakeholders including government ministers, UN representatives, NGOs and the private sector companies in aid and sustainable development. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  12 Jul 2017   4m12s 1 54 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 - Interview with Md Sazaduzzaman, BRAC
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Md Sazaduzzaman, General Manager, Myanmar Microfinance, Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC) at Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 14-15 June I Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2) I Naypyitaw, Myanmar The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit attracted 300+ high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success of the previous Summit held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, this year’s event zoomed in on current initiatives and latest trends around procurement, technology and innovation in Southeast Asia’s aid and development sector, with a focus on Myanmar. The Summit featured 17 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that support the progress of Sustainable Development Goals and help save lives of disaster victims. Amongst them were Procter & Gamble, HemoCue, NRS International, Okkar Thiri Co. Ltd., Aquatabs, B Medical Systems, Envirofit, Imerys, Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd., Inmarsat, Dulas, GIZ and IIRR. Day one offered an update on policies and regional programmes in food security, climate-smart agriculture, community resilience, disaster preparedness, infrastructure and education. The opening keynote address was given by Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar. Peter Batchelor, Country Director at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set the scene with a presentation on aid and development trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The second day was dedicated to technology innovations and best practice in data strategy and mobile-based initiatives in Myanmar, as well as building Asia’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Dr That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar gave an opening keynote speech. Planet of the Apps, a new feature of the Aid & Development Asia Summit, presented mobile applications that help support SDGs in the region. Showcased apps include Green Way, ReliefWeb, AidHedge, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. Over the two days, the Summit participants learned about initiatives and programmes in Southeast Asia, discovered applications of new technologies and established long-lasting partnerships with key stakeholders including government ministers, UN representatives, NGOs and the private sector companies in aid and sustainable development. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  12 Jul 2017   5m1s 0 24 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 - Interview with Drew Johnson, Mercy Corps
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Drew Johnson, Program Director, Market Development, Mercy Corps at Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 14-15 June I Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2) I Naypyitaw, Myanmar The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit attracted 300+ high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success of the previous Summit held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, this year’s event zoomed in on current initiatives and latest trends around procurement, technology and innovation in Southeast Asia’s aid and development sector, with a focus on Myanmar. The Summit featured 17 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that support the progress of Sustainable Development Goals and help save lives of disaster victims. Amongst them were Procter & Gamble, HemoCue, NRS International, Okkar Thiri Co. Ltd., Aquatabs, B Medical Systems, Envirofit, Imerys, Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd., Inmarsat, Dulas, GIZ and IIRR. Day one offered an update on policies and regional programmes in food security, climate-smart agriculture, community resilience, disaster preparedness, infrastructure and education. The opening keynote address was given by Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar. Peter Batchelor, Country Director at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set the scene with a presentation on aid and development trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The second day was dedicated to technology innovations and best practice in data strategy and mobile-based initiatives in Myanmar, as well as building Asia’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Dr That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar gave an opening keynote speech. Planet of the Apps, a new feature of the Aid & Development Asia Summit, presented mobile applications that help support SDGs in the region. Showcased apps include Green Way, ReliefWeb, AidHedge, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. Over the two days, the Summit participants learned about initiatives and programmes in Southeast Asia, discovered applications of new technologies and established long-lasting partnerships with key stakeholders including government ministers, UN representatives, NGOs and the private sector companies in aid and sustainable development. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  12 Jul 2017   4m44s 0 31 0
Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 - Interview with Paul Luchtenburg, UNCDF
Description: asia.aidforum.org Interview with Paul Luchtenburg, Country Director, Myanmar, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) at Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 14-15 June I Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 (MICC-2) I Naypyitaw, Myanmar The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit attracted 300+ high-profile participants from the government, national and international NGOs, businesses, UN organisations, donors and media. Following the success of the previous Summit held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, this year’s event zoomed in on current initiatives and latest trends around procurement, technology and innovation in Southeast Asia’s aid and development sector, with a focus on Myanmar. The Summit featured 17 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that support the progress of Sustainable Development Goals and help save lives of disaster victims. Amongst them were Procter & Gamble, HemoCue, NRS International, Okkar Thiri Co. Ltd., Aquatabs, B Medical Systems, Envirofit, Imerys, Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd., Inmarsat, Dulas, GIZ and IIRR. Day one offered an update on policies and regional programmes in food security, climate-smart agriculture, community resilience, disaster preparedness, infrastructure and education. The opening keynote address was given by Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar. Peter Batchelor, Country Director at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set the scene with a presentation on aid and development trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The second day was dedicated to technology innovations and best practice in data strategy and mobile-based initiatives in Myanmar, as well as building Asia’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Dr That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar gave an opening keynote speech. Planet of the Apps, a new feature of the Aid & Development Asia Summit, presented mobile applications that help support SDGs in the region. Showcased apps include Green Way, ReliefWeb, AidHedge, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. Over the two days, the Summit participants learned about initiatives and programmes in Southeast Asia, discovered applications of new technologies and established long-lasting partnerships with key stakeholders including government ministers, UN representatives, NGOs and the private sector companies in aid and sustainable development. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  12 Jul 2017   7m51s 0 55 0
Webinar: Procurement Trends & Advice for Southeast Asia's Aid and Development Sector
Description: On 26th April 2017, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Procurement Trends & Advice for Southeast Asia's 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 in the region. Experts from key procurement divisions in Southeast Asia's aid and development sector offered first-hand insights and guidance, including: - Niiara Abliamitova, Chief Procurement officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) ​ - George Gegelia, Regional Procurement Officer for Asia and Pacific, World Food Programme (WFP) - Jacqueline Enstone, Contracts Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office in Bangkok The webinar gathered representatives from 427 companies from 73 countries around the world. To view the webinar case study, please visit http://www.aidforum.org/events 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. Stay tuned for future events and webinars, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Sign up now http://www.aidforum.org/newsletter/subscribe
  08 May 2017   59m 0 153 0
Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 - Highlights
Description: Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 - africa.aidforum.org 28 February - 1 March I Safari Park Hotel I Nairobi, Kenya The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media. The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Day one focused on mobile technology supporting community resilience, data strategy, infrastructure and camp management as well as lessons learned from recent drought crisis, while the second day was dedicated to building Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Addressing challenges of humanitarian logistics, update on procurement trends and business opportunities in sub-Saharan East Africa were also discussed. The opening keynote address was given by Mary Mwale of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya. Keynote speakers and panellists included Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360, Pete Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DfID), Philippe Carette, Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Andrew Karlyn, Regional Advisor, Africa, USAID and other experts from international organisations such as the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Save The Children, World Food Programme, International Rescue Committee, Rockefeller Foundation, UN OCHA, World Vision, Millennium Challenge Corporation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Aid & Development Africa Summit hosted an exhibition where over 30 private sector companies demonstrated their innovative solutions including cold chain solutions for vaccinations (B Medical Systems), malaria control interventions (Sumitomo Chemical), irrigation solutions (Netafim), water purification (Aquatabs), solar energy products (Greenlight Planet), helicopter services (GHS), IT infrastructure (ATEA), electronic cash transfers (sQuid Kenya), satellite, and data communications (Talia) and translation services (Strategic Agenda). As a new feature of the Summit, Planet of the Apps presented mobile applications that support SDGs in the region. The showcased apps included ReliefWeb, AidHedge, ConviFarm, Agribusiness TV, E-ukulima, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  31 Mar 2017   3m34s 0 96 0
AIDF Africa Summit 2017 - Interview with Fieke Geerts, Orkidstudio
Description: Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 - africa.aidforum.org - Interview with Fieke Geerts, Enterprise Developer, Orkidstudio 28 February - 1 March I Safari Park Hotel I Nairobi, Kenya The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media. The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Day one focused on mobile technology supporting community resilience, data strategy, infrastructure and camp management as well as lessons learned from recent drought crisis, while the second day was dedicated to building Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Addressing challenges of humanitarian logistics, update on procurement trends and business opportunities in sub-Saharan East Africa were also discussed. The opening keynote address was given by Mary Mwale of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya. Keynote speakers and panellists included Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360, Pete Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DfID), Philippe Carette, Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Andrew Karlyn, Regional Advisor, Africa, USAID and other experts from international organisations such as the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Save The Children, World Food Programme, International Rescue Committee, Rockefeller Foundation, UN OCHA, World Vision, Millennium Challenge Corporation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Aid & Development Africa Summit hosted an exhibition where over 30 private sector companies demonstrated their innovative solutions including cold chain solutions for vaccinations (B Medical Systems), malaria control interventions (Sumitomo Chemical), irrigation solutions (Netafim), water purification (Aquatabs), solar energy products (Greenlight Planet), helicopter services (GHS), IT infrastructure (ATEA), electronic cash transfers (sQuid Kenya), satellite, and data communications (Talia) and translation services (Strategic Agenda). As a new feature of the Summit, Planet of the Apps presented mobile applications that support SDGs in the region. The showcased apps included ReliefWeb, AidHedge, ConviFarm, Agribusiness TV, E-ukulima, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  31 Mar 2017   2m10s 0 79 0
AIDF Africa Summit 2017- Interview with Luc Provost, B Medical Systems
Description: africa.aidforum.org Interview with Luc Provost, Chief Executive Officer, B Medical System at Aid & Development Africa Summit 28 February - 1 March 2017 I Safari Park Hotel I Nairobi, Kenya The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media. The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Day one focused on mobile technology supporting community resilience, data strategy, infrastructure and camp management as well as lessons learned from recent drought crisis, while the second day was dedicated to building Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Addressing challenges of humanitarian logistics, update on procurement trends and business opportunities in sub-Saharan East Africa were also discussed. The opening keynote address was given by Mary Mwale of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya. Keynote speakers and panellists included Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360, Pete Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DfID), Philippe Carette, Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Andrew Karlyn, Regional Advisor, Africa, USAID and other experts from international organisations such as the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Save The Children, World Food Programme, International Rescue Committee, Rockefeller Foundation, UN OCHA, World Vision, Millennium Challenge Corporation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Aid & Development Africa Summit hosted an exhibition where over 30 private sector companies demonstrated their innovative solutions including cold chain solutions for vaccinations (B Medical Systems), malaria control interventions (Sumitomo Chemical), irrigation solutions (Netafim), water purification (Aquatabs), solar energy products (Greenlight Planet), helicopter services (GHS), IT infrastructure (ATEA), electronic cash transfers (sQuid Kenya), satellite, and data communications (Talia) and translation services (Strategic Agenda). As a new feature of the Summit, Planet of the Apps presented mobile applications that support SDGs in the region. The showcased apps included ReliefWeb, AidHedge, ConviFarm, Agribusiness TV, E-ukulima, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  30 Mar 2017   4m37s 2 115 0
AIDF Africa Summit 2017 - Interview with Kim Roedkjaer, ATEA
Description: africa.aidforum.org Interview with Kim Roedkjaer, Sales Director, ATEA at Aid & Development Africa Summit 28 February - 1 March 2017 I Safari Park Hotel I Nairobi, Kenya The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media. The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Day one focused on mobile technology supporting community resilience, data strategy, infrastructure and camp management as well as lessons learned from recent drought crisis, while the second day was dedicated to building Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Addressing challenges of humanitarian logistics, update on procurement trends and business opportunities in sub-Saharan East Africa were also discussed. The opening keynote address was given by Mary Mwale of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya. Keynote speakers and panellists included Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360, Pete Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DfID), Philippe Carette, Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Andrew Karlyn, Regional Advisor, Africa, USAID and other experts from international organisations such as the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Save The Children, World Food Programme, International Rescue Committee, Rockefeller Foundation, UN OCHA, World Vision, Millennium Challenge Corporation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Aid & Development Africa Summit hosted an exhibition where over 30 private sector companies demonstrated their innovative solutions including cold chain solutions for vaccinations (B Medical Systems), malaria control interventions (Sumitomo Chemical), irrigation solutions (Netafim), water purification (Aquatabs), solar energy products (Greenlight Planet), helicopter services (GHS), IT infrastructure (ATEA), electronic cash transfers (sQuid Kenya), satellite, and data communications (Talia) and translation services (Strategic Agenda). As a new feature of the Summit, Planet of the Apps presented mobile applications that support SDGs in the region. The showcased apps included ReliefWeb, AidHedge, ConviFarm, Agribusiness TV, E-ukulima, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  30 Mar 2017   3m5s 0 49 0
AIDF Africa Summit 2017 - Interview with Farah Abdulsamed, IGAD
Description: africa.aidforum.org Interview with Farah Abdulsamed, Capacity Building Coordinator, IGAD at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 28 February - 1 March 2017 I Safari Park Hotel I Nairobi, Kenya The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media. The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. Day one focused on mobile technology supporting community resilience, data strategy, infrastructure and camp management as well as lessons learned from recent drought crisis, while the second day was dedicated to building Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. Addressing challenges of humanitarian logistics, update on procurement trends and business opportunities in sub-Saharan East Africa were also discussed. The opening keynote address was given by Mary Mwale of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya. Keynote speakers and panellists included Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360, Pete Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DfID), Philippe Carette, Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Andrew Karlyn, Regional Advisor, Africa, USAID and other experts from international organisations such as the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Save The Children, World Food Programme, International Rescue Committee, Rockefeller Foundation, UN OCHA, World Vision, Millennium Challenge Corporation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Aid & Development Africa Summit hosted an exhibition where over 30 private sector companies demonstrated their innovative solutions including cold chain solutions for vaccinations (B Medical Systems), malaria control interventions (Sumitomo Chemical), irrigation solutions (Netafim), water purification (Aquatabs), solar energy products (Greenlight Planet), helicopter services (GHS), IT infrastructure (ATEA), electronic cash transfers (sQuid Kenya), satellite, and data communications (Talia) and translation services (Strategic Agenda). As a new feature of the Summit, Planet of the Apps presented mobile applications that support SDGs in the region. The showcased apps included ReliefWeb, AidHedge, ConviFarm, Agribusiness TV, E-ukulima, Share The Meal and ETC Reporter. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 E: marketing@aidforum.org @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
  30 Mar 2017   1m57s 0 43 0