AIDF Africa Summit 2016


About This Event

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The Objective

Gathering 250+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector, this unique summit looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The summit demonstrates best practice approaches, current initiatives and latest innovations, offering trans-disciplinary discussions with participants from all relevant stakeholder groups. The agenda has been developed in consultation with key organisations, such as WFP, IRFC, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity International, IRD.

The specific objectives of this summit are:
- to showcase expertise, approaches and innovations by different global stakeholders;
- to discuss best practice, guidelines and policy that support technological innovations;
- to provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking amongst public, private and civil society stakeholders

Why Attend?

Sub-Saharan East Africa has high risks of drought, flood, famine and conflicts; plus this region currently holds over 2,800,000 refugees at the world largest and oldest camps and has over 10 million displaced people. Therefore most countries in East Africa depend on (development) aid from abroad.

By attending the AIDF Africa Summit 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre you’ll hear about the latest initiatives, innovations and development strategies in the region, especially around the use of mobile devices, health & WASH programmes, safety and financing. You will be able to compare your approaches and benefit from first-hand insight from regional and international development and humanitarian experts.

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 regional development and humanitarian goals.

Who Visits?

AIDF summits are timely, high profile meetings, bringing together humanitarian and development experts, influencers, investors, thought leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Delegates come to share insight, knowledge and vision around the most vital issues around global and regional aid strategy and meeting sustainable development goals.

This summit has been designed to benefit directors of programmes, operations, procurement, logistics, supplier/partner management, IT, technology, innovation, communications, shelter, health, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), field operations, fleet/transport, security and safety, infrastructure/livelihoods, HR (human resources), training, financing, payments and partnerships.

This exclusive platform of regional and global expertise will offer a unique opportunity for cross-sector engagement between UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector.

About AIDF

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is the leading platform uniting humanitarian thought leaders, regional governments, NGOs, aid agencies, UN, policy makers and the private sector to establish collaborations, gain expertise and share experiences. AIDF has been building long-lasting partnerships between key actors in the humanitarian and development market place for over 13 years through summits and exhibitions in Geneva, Washington DC, Bangkok, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

AIDF has strong links and collaborations with key organisations (public, intergovernmental and private) while retaining independence to ensure balanced research for programmes and reports that fully reflect the whole humanitarian and development sector and address the most challenging questions.