Sign up for the Virtual Disaster Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit
Join an interactive learning lab to better understand and build aresilient supply chain
Global Disaster Relief Summit | 7 September | 2-4 pm | Ronald Reagan Building, Washington D.C.
Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is proud to invite humanitarian and development professionals to the first edition of the Virtual Disaster Simulation on 7 September as part of the Global Disaster Relief Summit in Washington DC.
This inspiring and thought-provoking interactive learning lab, facilitated by NRS International, industry leading manufacturer of relief essentials, uses virtual and live action role play to simulate post-crisis supply chain challenges. The session is facilitated by the seasoned experts of American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and is tailored towards the highly knowledgeable audience attending the summit.
Breaking news: Natural disaster in Terratoras threatens lives of tens of thousands
Aid agencies based in Terratoras, a country in the Americas bordering the Atlantic Ocean, are responding to the humanitarian crisis caused by the worst natural disaster in recent years. Victims are in dire need of water, shelter and basic relief essentials in order to survive.*
Virtual and live action session
The simulation uses virtual and live action role-playing to simulate post-disaster supply chains for key commodities. You are invited to use smartphones or tablets to play the role of supplier, government or NGO working in a crisis scenario. Your assigned role will be different to your day job and will therefore provide a new perspective. Each role has a different objective, requiring players to coordinate and collaborate with their sector, demographic, and geographic partners to fill gaps and reduce overlap to keep supply lines open.
Sell, donate or buy
Players begin with resources they can sell or donate, and money they can donate or use to acquire additional resources to reach individual and team goals. The session includes visual performance metrics to allow players to review system-wide impacts of their actions, and a hot-wash style discussion reveals strategies for addressing the real world gaps.
Expert panel of advisors
To ensure a challenging session for even the most experienced professionals, the organisers AIDF, NRS International and ALAN have requested the input of a panel of experts :
- Juanita Rilling, Director, USAID Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)
- Mohamed Hilmi, Senior Coordinator & Technical Specialist for Shelter and Settlements, InterAction
- Dr. Jamison Day, Ph.D, Simulation Creator and Facilitator, ALAN
Sign-up now! Limited availability
Please register now. We can only accept a limited number of participants so register now to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to your participation. On behalf of the organising committee,
- Sonja Ruetzel, Event & Programme Director, AIDF
- Kevin Peach, Sales & Business Development Manager, NRS International
- Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network
*The final multi-hazard scenario will be presented on 7 September, so that it comes as a complete surprise!
PS. Please note, all registrations are subject to organiser's approval. You are required to be registered to attend the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 in order to access the Virtual Disaster Simulation Session, which is part of the above mentioned Summit.
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Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)
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