25.8 C
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Key speakers for upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016 revealed

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 AID and International Development Forum, 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. To view infographic, please visithttp://www.aidforum.org 

“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.


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Latest News

With 137 coronavirus cases Ghana to lockdown Accra, Kumasi

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...

Zimbabwe to impose 21-day lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and security forces may be...

10-minute coronavirus test in production in Senegal may be on its way – for $1

Researchers this week began validation trials on a Covid-19 diagnostic test that can be done at home and produce results in as little as...

Police shoot 2 men in Uganda for violating movement ban

Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb...

Coronavirus cases in S/Africa now 1,170 as bus taking tourists to testing facility breaks down

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has gone up to 1, 170, this is even as the nationwide shutdown to try...

Couple arrested on bus in Tanzania for claiming coronavirus a hoax

Police in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam are holding a couple for allegedly spreading false information that coronavirus is a hoax from government.Dar...

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus

British PM Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 and would be coordinating affairs via video conferencing."Over...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: