Hear from African Union, UNDP, Ministry of ICT, UNICEF, IFRC, World Vision, USAID and GIZ at Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is set to hold its 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on 28th February – 1st March 2017.

The 2-day Summit, which will take place at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel, will bring together 300+ high level stakeholders from UN and government agencies, national and international NGOs, development banks and donors, investors and the private sector to discuss how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 will feature debates around lessons learned from the recent drought crisis in sub-Saharan Africa as well as discuss the latest trends in aid procurement, policy development and current initiatives and innovations in humanitarian logistics, emergency response, health & WASH, climate-resilient agriculture, infrastructure & camp management.

Over 70+ leading industry speakers will discuss best practices in the supplier management including addressing supply chain challenges, getting aid to areas of reduced infrastructure or conflict, the latest ICT developments and data strategy required to support health resilience and emergency communication as well as the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.

Among those speaking at the Summit:

  • Dr Olawale Maiyegun,  Directorate of Social Affairs, African Union
  • David Clapp, Coordinator of Sub-Regional Platform for East and Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Sammy Itemere, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications & Technology, Kenya (tbc)
  • Prabhat Garg, Practice Lead & Senior Director – Program Procurements, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Christopher M. Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director, World Vision East Africa Regional Office  
  • Miriam Maluwa, Country Director, Ethiopia, UNAIDS
  • Barlin H. Ali, Program Coordinator, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), S Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Sean Kerrigan, Global Head of WASH, World Vision International
  • James Oduor, CEO, National Drought Management Authority
  • Paul Patrick Onyango, Technical Advisor on Water Reforms, Water Supply and Sanitation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Raphael Obonyo, Africa Representative to the World Bank’s Global Coordination Board, World Bank Group

By attending Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 you will discover practical solutions and benefit from structured networking opportunities, allowing you to build foundation for effective collaboration & partnerships and influence regional development and humanitarian goals.

The 2016 Summit was hosted at the UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia gathering key decision-makers and industry leaders from 33 countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and others.

For more information, visit http://africa.aidforum.org

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Alina O’Keeffe at marketing@aidforum.org

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