Aid & Development Africa Summit moves to Nairobi


The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will be held on 28th February – 1st March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Summit presents an opportunity to engage at the highest levels with industry leaders, regional governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental organisations, Red Cross, national and international NGOs and investors.

As Timket A. Biresaw, Deputy Country Director, International Life Line Fund stated “the Aid & Development Africa Summit provides a platform for private-public-civil society partnership”.

Reasons to attend Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017:

  • Debate the lessons learned from the recent drought crisis with all actors involved in humanitarian aid and development programmes in sub-Saharan East Africa
  • Hear latest trends in procurement in the region, as well as policy updates and technological innovations to support emergency response, financing of development and aid programmes
  • Find out about best practice in the supplier management and how to address supply chain challenges, including getting aid to areas of reduced infrastructure or conflict
  • Learn about latest ICT developments and data strategy required to support SDGs, health resilience and emergency communication
  • Find out how to build a culture of resilience and strengthen disaster preparedness, including initiatives and partnerships to improve health, livelihoods and safety of displaced people
  • Build long lasting partnerships through structured networking opportunities, knowledge exchange and debates that influence regional development and humanitarian goals

Latest speaker confirmations at Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017:

  • David Clapp, Coordinator of Sub-Regional Platform for East and Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme
  • Prabhat Garg, Practice Lead & Senior Director – Program Procurements, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Christopher M. Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director, World Vision
  • Miriam Maluwa, Country Director, Ethiopia, UNAIDS
  • Barlin H. Ali, Program Coordinator, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), USAID
  • Martin Mbalu, Field IT Service Delivery Manager, PATH
  • Nenad Bojovic, Director, Network Operations Center, International Rescue Committee
  • Janet Mawiyoo, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Community Development Foundation
  • Dr Feleke Tadele, Country Director, Ethiopia, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
  • Alpha Bah, Chief, Global ETC & IT EPR Branch (RMTF), United Nations World Food Programme
  • Mathias Lardinois, Program Coordinator, Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
  • Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360

Register your participation now to join engaging and inspiring discussions with 70+ expert speakers and mingle with over 300 senior representatives from regional governments, UN agencies, NGOs, Red Cross, development banks, civil society organisations and the private sector.

“The AIDF Africa Summit was inspiring. It was energising to hear about innovations” – Adele Beerling, Country Coordinator, Swiss Red Cross Ethiopia

“Very beneficial as it highlights several areas of innovation in health care systems” – Beng Teoh, Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The Aid & Development Africa Summit would like to thank its sponsors B Medical Systems, Losberger, Global Helicopter Service and DSV Air & Sea for their support.

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