AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, Washington D.C
6-7th September 2017
The Aid & International Development Forum's 9th annual Global Disaster Relief Summit is the world leading gathering for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, development banks and donors and innovative technology and service providers. ADIF Global Disaster Relief Summit Summit is designed to create a platform to facilitate and encourage exchange of thoughts, share expertise and present the lessons learned through first-hand experiences.
The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. The Summit agenda has been developed in consultation with key organisations, such as UNOCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, Red Cross, World Bank, Aidmatrix, and CIPS. This year’s programme focuses on best practice in logistics and transport, innovations in water security and ICT solutions for disaster relief – while also offering our sought-after experimental zone and unique pitch tank sessions.
This year’s programme will focus on the following themes:
- Lessons learnt from recent disaster responses globally
- Engaging and communicating with communities
- Emergency collaboration and communication
Emergency logistics & Procurement
- Emergency procurement and logistics
- Contract management and compliance
- Interactive simulation on Emergency logistics (hosted by NRS International & ALAN)
- Financing models for disaster relief
- Partnerships and best practice in ePayment initiatives for emergency response
- Crowdsourcing and partnerships
- Big data challenges and solutions
- Update on the use of early-warning systems, GIS innovations and drones
Health & Livelihoods
- Emergency health response, esp disease control
- Improved refugee camp management, incl. WASH, shelter, security
- Health of aid workers
By attending AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit you will hear the latest trends in relief and crisis management, discover new innovations and practical solutions, compare your approaches and benefit from first-hand insight from your peers and partners. AIDF will help you to build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations. In only two days you will discover new business opportunities, exchange ideas and influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and recovery.
This summit has been designed to attract the world’s attention through forming an exclusive platform of global expertise and cross-sector engagement, including senior representatives from UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector. Particularly Directors in Operations, Logistics, Procurement, Supplier/ Partner Management, IT and Technology Directors s well as Water Experts, Engineers and Field Managers will benefit from this multi-stream event.
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Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)
The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world leading forum specialising in disaster relief, resilience, mobile for development, food security and water security. We unite all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector by providing a platform for independent debate and knowledge exchange, and for establishing long-lasting partnerships. For over 13 years, AIDF has been committed to improving aid and international development through research and high profile events held at the UN and government buildings in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. To find out more, download the Aid and International Development Forum brochure.