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AIDF Global Disaster Relief & DevelopmentSummit

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, Washington D.C

5-6th September 2018

The Aid & International Development Forum's 10th Anniversary Global Disaster Relief & Development 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 & Development 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 Objective

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:

Disaster Management

  • 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)

Relief Financing

  • Financing models for disaster relief
  • Partnerships and best practice in ePayment initiatives for emergency response
  • Crowdsourcing and partnerships

Data

  • 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

Why Attend?

By attending AIDF Global Disaster Relief & Development 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.

Who Visits?

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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