• AIDF Africa Summit 2016

    2-3 February 2016 | United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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AIDF Africa Summit 2016

2-3 February 2016 | United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Objective

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

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Why Attend?

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?

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

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.

Agenda

 

DAY 1 – 2 February 2016
8.00  Registration & Exhibition opens
9.00  Welcome
Sonja Ruetzel, Event & Programme Director, Aid & International Development Forum
9.05

Opening Keynote Address
H.E. Dr Nkosazana Diamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission 

9.20

Panel: Mobile Innovations for Humanitarian and Development Work

  • Discussing the impact of mobile devices on development work
  • Utilising mobile technology to better reach and engage communities 
  • Communications solutions drive sustainable innovation
  • mHealth innovations and their practical implications
  • Capacity building and community resilience through eAgri solutions
  • Building partnerships and collaborations

Moderator: Christopher Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director East Africa, World Vision International
Nada El Marji, Director, Aid & Development, Enterprise Channel & Portfolio Development, Inmarsat
Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Frédéric Massé, Vice-President EMEA Deputy Head of Global Government Relations, SAP
Brice Rambaud, Regional Director for Africa Programs, Internews

10.30 Refreshment Break sponsored by 
11:00

Presentation: Update on UN Procurement Principles and Process

Beng Teoh, Consultant, Procurement Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

11.30

Case Study: Mobile Banking in Ethiopia - Introducing the PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion) project’s Innovation Investment Fund

Lorenz Wild, Senior Economic Technical Advisor, PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion), Mercy Corps
Bethel Tsegaye, Innovation Investment Fund Manager, PRIME, Mercy Corps  

11.50

Innovation Pitch
Niek van der Weide, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cargolux Airlines International 

11.55

Panel: Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges

  • Addressing challenges of last mile logistics: how access has changed in some regions
  • Best practice for shipping supplies into areas of reduced infrastructure and difficult borders
  • Preventing corruption in humanitarian aid
  • Ensuring agile operations and reducing programme waste
  • Lessons learned from recent operations: challenges related to transport, storage, distribution
  • How to improve supplier relationship management and long term partnerships 

Moderator: Eva Mwai, Regional Director, East Africa, North Star Alliance 
Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Anne Signe Hørstad, Project Coordinator, Transparency International Norway

12.55

Innovation Pitch: The use of satellite imagery to meet the needs in emergency situations: myths and realities
Mathieu Benoit, Senior Director, Senior Director, Earth Observation, Effigis

13.00 Networking Lunch sponsored by 
14.00

Presentation: Technology & Youth
Raphael Obonyo, Africa's Representative to the Global Coordination Board, World Bank Group

14.15

Innovation Pitch
Conrad Thorpe OBE, CEO, Salama Fikira International 

14.20

Panel: Innovations, Partnerships, Technologies for Effective Emergency Communications 

  • Effective communication among aid and development agencies
  • Empowering local communities to take leadership roles and be primary agents of their own response
  • ​Outlining real examples as well as future opportunities: how can innovation and partnerships in information and communications technology become more agile, localized and connected?  

Moderator: Meg Sattler, Communication with Communities (CwC) Advisor, UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Andrew Rugege, Regional Director for Africa, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Simon Gray, Field Support Manager, System Integration, Eutelsat
Stuart Worsley, Country Director, Ethiopia, Mercy Corps

15.10

Roundtable Discussions & Workshops

Delegates are invited to participate in topic-specific interactive networking sessions to discuss specific themes in more detail and off-the-record.

  • Road safety, training, maintenance & fleet management - Hassan Ben-Baha, Regional Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services
  • Livelihood & shelter assistanceMarnix Eykhout, Business Development & Sales Executive, NRS International
  • WASH: Field meets engineering: comparing experiences and ideas Brennan Lake, Programs Director, Technology Exchange Lab
  • Partnerships for health programmes in Sub-Saharan East Africa - Julien Pizzuto, CDG Channel, Partners Sales Manager Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Communication with communities - Meg Sattler, Communication with Communities Advisor, UN World Food Programme (WFP)
  • The use of satellite technology for humanitarian aid and developmentRodney Benn, Vice President, International Key Accounts and English West Africa, Eutelsat
  • Technology & YouthFrédéric Massé, Vice-President EMEA Deputy Head of Global Government Relations, SAP
  • Ethiopia: regional capacity building: Working with regional groups and communitiesTimket Biresaw, Deputy Country Director, International Lifeline Fund 
  • Supporting at-risk groupsDr Feleke Tadele. Country Director, Ethiopia, Christian's Children Fund of Canada
  • Disaster relief management - Dr Lilian Omekera, Regional Head (African), Country Representative (Nigeria), Community Social Humanitarian Project COSHUP

Refreshments will be served during this session. 

16.00

Panel: Data & Knowledge Management and Sharing

  • The importance of social networks and data exchange among aid and development stakeholders
  • Data collection and GIS uses for humanitarian programmes
  • Data sharing through crowd sourcing and open source knowledge solutions

Moderator: David Barnard, Vice President, Africa, TechSoup
Dr Chukwudozie Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology Section, Africa Centre for Statistics (ACS), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Moses Sitati, Head of Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) East Africa Data Lab, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Ambachew Deresse, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, ActionAid Ethiopia 

16.45

Panel: Safety and Training of Aid Workers
Moderator: Lucia Goldsmith, Coordinator, South Sudan NGO Forum

  • Identifying and managing safety risks in the field - Karen Sumser-Lupson, CEO, International Shadow Peace Force 
  • Addressing the Importance of Driver Training and Maintenance Hassan Ben-Baha, Regional Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services​
  • Building partnerships for security and safety in complex emergenciesDylan Evans, Head of Operations, Salama Fikira International
17.30 – 19.00 Drinks Reception sponsored by 
DAY 2 – 3 February 2016
8.00 Registration & exhibition opens
9.00 Welcome
Sonja Ruetzel, Event & Programme Director, Aid & International Development Forum
9.05

Welcome Address
Dr. Mahlet Kifle, Director General, Office of the Minister of Health, Ethiopia

9.20

Panel: Update on Child and Maternal Health Initiatives and Innovations 

  • Overview of current health threats in East Africa
  • Strengthening health programmes through the use of mobile technologies
  • Disease prevention and control: vaccinations, testing, monitoring
  • Embrace Health – unite to screen and treat anemia
  • Update on regional health programmes, including maternal health
  • Evidence informed policy: ensuring health promotion reflects the latest science

Moderator: John Graham, Country Director, Save the Children
Dr Martina Fuchs, CEO, Real Medicine Foundation 
Brigitte Dacosta, Director, Public Health Department, bioMérieux                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Lena Wahlhed, Sales Manager, Key Accounts, HemoCue
Dr Azmach Gebregiorgis, National Program Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)

10.25

Innovation Pitch
Marc Evans, CEO, The Sure Chill Company

10.30 Refreshment Break sponsored by 

11.00

Presentation
Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems  

11.25

Panel: HIV and AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

  • Update on rapid testing solutions
  • Improving access to HIV/AIDS prevention and counselling
  • Scaling up HIV treatment and care, e.g. via CD4 count or T-cell tests

Moderator: Dr Esther Aceng, Communicable Diseases Team Leader, World Health Organization (WHO)
Miriam Maluwa, Country Director, Ethiopia, UNAIDS
Julien Pizzuto, CDG Channel, Partners Sales Manager Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Social Affairs Department, African Union Commission (tbc)

12.10

Innovation Pitch
Oguz Aroymak, Deputy Manager, Turmaks

12.15

Panel: WASH Innovations and Good Practice

  • Ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Quality Requirements for Drinking Water in the field
  • Examining solutions for water treatment
  • Best practice for improving hygiene awareness and education

Moderator: Sean Kerrigan, Global Head of WASH, World Vision International
Manoj Kumar, Country Director, Ethiopia, Plan International

Dr Patrick Marcus, Executive Head of Technical Sales, Training & Services, Kärcher Futuretech
Dr. Samuel Godfrey, Chief Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ethiopia​

13.05

Innovation Pitch
Paul Grinvalds, Managing Director, AFRIpads

13.10 Networking Lunch
14.00

Keynote Speech: Supporting and Empowering Women 
How can the humanitarian aid and development sectors can better support women (especially displaced women and girls)? 

Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Resident Coordinator, United Nations Kenya

14.15

Presentation: Drinking Water and Food Supply -  Pillars of a Field Camp 
Matthias Farrenschon, Senior Sales Manager Africa, Asia/Pacific, UN. Kärcher Futuretech

14.30

Panel: Improving Livelihoods of Displaced People

  • How can life and livelihoods of displaced people be protected and improved, looking at key areas such as shelter, energy, education, food and water supply
  • Innovations and trends in shelter assistance: disaster resilient settlements and shifting focus from temporary shelter to safe livelihoods and protection
  • Discussion on implementing safety and product standards across the board
  • How can we better support at-risk groups

Moderator: Berhanu Ulla, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia​
Clementine Nkweta-Salami, Representative, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 
Christopher Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director East Africa, World Vision International
Marnix Eykhout, Business Development & Sales Executive, NRS International

Martin Wyndham, Programme Coordinator, Emergency & Post-Crisis (EPC), International Organization for Migration (IOM)

15.30 Refreshment Break
15.45 Presentation 
Saurabh Sinha, Employment and Social Protection, UN Economic Commssion for Africa (UNECA)
16.00

Panel: Building & Strengthening Strategic Partnerships  

  • Best practice in building effective and sustainable partnerships that meet their goals
  • Discussing common challenges, particularly around multi-sector partnerships
  • New partnership models and shared value approach: crowd funding, new stakeholders
  • Monitoring and improving the effectiveness of partnerships, e.g. through Net Promoter Score
  • How to manage NGO and private sector partnerships?

Moderator: Richard Walden, CEO, Operation USA 
Michael Jacobs, Chief of Party, PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion), Mercy Corps

Troy Conrey, Managing Director, Air Serv
Barlin Ali, Program Coordinator, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Eva Greitemann, Partner Development, Deutsches Medikamenten-Hilfswerk, Action Medeor

17.00 Summary & End of Summit

Registration

Pick your category:

Please ensure you register under the correct category, we reserve the right to verify your details. If neither of the below categories applies to you, please contact Katie Giorgadze at katieg@aidforum.org.

To request a media pass please email Agnes Gradzewicz at agnesg@aidforum.org.

 

  
  

UN Agencies, Red Cross, Intergovernmental Organisations, Investors, Donors

Senior representatives from the following areas will benefit from this event:

- Procurement, Contract Management
- Programmes, Project Development, Coordination, Humanitarian Response, Logistics, Operations
- Partnerships, Services, (External) Relations
- Human/ Social Development, Regional/ Sustainable Development, Infrastructure
- Disaster Management, Disaster Response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
- Technology, ICT, IT Governance
- Knowledge Sharing/ Management, Communications
- Health, Water, WASH
- Transport, Fleet Management
- Security & Safety, Stability, Peace Keeping
- Environment, Natural Resources, Climate Change
- Poverty Reduction, Gender

Government, Public Sector

Senior representatives from the following Departments and Ministries will benefit from the event:

- - Development, Poverty Alleviation, Social, Trade, Commerce
- Environment
- Infrastructure
- Resilience, Climate Change
- Foreign Affairs – Embassies
- International Development
- Science & Technology
- Public Health
- Federal Communications
- Defence, Home Security

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- Cancellation by delegate (you):

Should you be unable to attend you may nominate a substitute to attend in your place. You must contact us in advance of the conference to substitute as on-the-day changes will not be accepted. If you do not wish to nominate a substitute we will give you a full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 days before the conference date. After this date we will give no refunds. Delegate places are for the named delegate only and cannot be transferred on the day of the conference. Please refer to our conference entry terms and conditions. All cancellations must be received in writing (email or post) and will be replied to. We do not accept cancellations orally. If you do not receive a reply to your cancellation request please contact us immediately on +44 (0)20 7871 0123.

- Cancellation by us:

If we are obliged to cancel a conference for whatever reason then we will give you a full refund of all delegate fees already paid. If we are obliged to postpone a conference we will offer you the opportunity to rebook for the new conference date at the same rate or to cancel with no penalty. Aid & Trade is not liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by you or your company if a conference is cancelled or postponed. Your travel insurance may cover cancellation costs.

Filming and Photography

All unauthorised photography and the recording of transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information are expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the summit as a delegate and you consent to the use by AIDF to any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

NGO, Civil Society

Senior representatives from the following areas will benefit from this event:

Directors, Heads, Advisors and C-suite (CTO, CEO, CIO, COO, CPO) of:
- Operations, programmes, field operations, livelihoods, emergency coordination
- Procurement, supply management, logistics, transport, shipping, resources
-Water, WASH, Hygiene, Sanitation, Health, Disease Control/ Prevention, Medical, Emergency Food/ Nutrition
- Partnerships, Third Party Management
- Payment, fund raising, finance
- IT, ICT, technology, strategy, communication, marketing, information
- Safety, security, human resources, personnel, staff, training

Academia

We accept requests only from:
- Directors
- Professors
- Head of Departments

Unfortunately we cannot accept any requests from students and graduates.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- Cancellation by delegate (you):

Should you be unable to attend you may nominate a substitute to attend in your place. You must contact us in advance of the conference to substitute as on-the-day changes will not be accepted. If you do not wish to nominate a substitute we will give you a full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 days before the conference date. After this date we will give no refunds. Delegate places are for the named delegate only and cannot be transferred on the day of the conference. Please refer to our conference entry terms and conditions. All cancellations must be received in writing (email or post) and will be replied to. We do not accept cancellations orally. If you do not receive a reply to your cancellation request please contact us immediately on +44 (0)20 7871 0123.

- Cancellation by us:

If we are obliged to cancel a conference for whatever reason then we will give you a full refund of all delegate fees already paid. If we are obliged to postpone a conference we will offer you the opportunity to rebook for the new conference date at the same rate or to cancel with no penalty. Aid & Trade is not liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by you or your company if a conference is cancelled or postponed. Your travel insurance may cover cancellation costs.

Filming and Photography

All unauthorised photography and the recording of transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information are expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the summit as a delegate and you consent to the use by AIDF to any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

Private sector

Technology and service provider participation is strictly limited in order to guarantee the most valuable networking at the summit. Sponsors are receiving preferential treatment for private sector places. Should you be interested in exhibiting, speaking or branding at this event please contact Patrick Graeme-Baker, Commercial Director on pbaker@aidforum.org.

Please note: This ticket entitles you only to attend the conference and exhibition space run alongside, business promotion and distribution of any marketing collateral or products is strictly prohibited and will lead to exclusion of the event. Should you be interested in exhibiting, speaking or branding at this event please contact Patrick Graeme-Baker, Commercial Director on pbaker@aidforum.org.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

We have strict eligibility criteria for registering for this event. We recommend not to make any travel arrangements until we have officially confirmed your eligibility. All eligibility details are stated in the category description. We reserve the right to cancel any registrations which do not meet our registration criteria.

Cancellation Policy

- Cancellation by delegate (you):

Should you be unable to attend you may nominate a substitute to attend in your place. You must contact us in advance of the conference to substitute as on-the-day changes will not be accepted. If you do not wish to nominate a substitute we will give you a full refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing 40 days before the conference date. After this date we will give no refunds. Delegate places are for the named delegate only and cannot be transferred on the day of the conference. Please refer to our conference entry terms and conditions. All cancellations must be received in writing (email or post) and will be replied to. We do not accept cancellations orally. If you do not receive a reply to your cancellation request please contact us immediately on +44 (0)20 7871 0123.

- Cancellation by us:

If we are obliged to cancel a conference for whatever reason then we will give you a full refund of all delegate fees already paid. If we are obliged to postpone a conference we will offer you the opportunity to rebook for the new conference date at the same rate or to cancel with no penalty. Aid & Trade is not liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by you or your company if a conference is cancelled or postponed. Your travel insurance may cover cancellation costs.

Filming and Photography

All unauthorised photography and the recording of transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information are expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the summit as a delegate and you consent to the use by AIDF to any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.

Programme

Circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of a speaker and/or programme topic. The Organiser reserves the right to alter the programme wherever necessary without penalty or liability. Any alterations will be updated on the web page of the Organiser without unreasonable delay.

Funding for attendees

Please note that Aid & Trade does not offer any funding or support to NGOs to attend this event. If you register to this event we will not be able to help you with any expenses.

Visa

We will offer invitation letters only to the confirmed attendees. To ensure your place we recommend to register using your business address (do not use yahoo/ gmail/ iclouds emails).

Data Protection

By registering for this event you will be automatically signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will be safeguarded by the Aid & Trade, whose subsidiaries may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services.

Speakers

2016 AIDF Africa Summit Speakers

Be one of our speakers

If you have a compelling case study to research, one that will inspire and inform other senior development leaders and decision makers, one that goes to the heart of how the world is changing, then we have an exclusive audience eager to hear from you.

Find out more

 

Contact details

For speaking opportunities please contact Event Director, Sonja Ruetzel on sruetzel@aidforum.org.

Confirmed Participants

 

Job Title Company Country  
Snr Value Chain Specialist ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia  
Head of Programmes ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia  
Country Representative Ethiopia ACF Ethiopia  
WASH Technical Advisor ACF Ethiopia Mission Ethiopia  
Program Manager ACORD Ethiopia  
Data Technology Chief ACS, UNECA    
Africa Region Rep. ACT Alliance Switzerland  
Prgm Dev. & Quality Assurance Head Action Aid Ethiopia  
WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator ActionAid Ethiopia  
Regional Partnerships Coordinator  ActionAid International Ethiopia  
Program Officer ActionAid International Ethiopia  
COO Aero-Pioneer Group United States  
CTO Aero-Pioneer Group United States  
Commissioner-General Africa Care Foundation South Africa  
Correspondent Africafrique Magazine Ethiopia  
Consultant, Results Initiative African Development Bank Kenya  
Chairperson  African Union Commission    
Managing Director AFRIpads Uganda  
Senior Broker Air Charter Service South Africa  
Managing Director Air Serv Ltd Uganda  
Managing Director Angereb PLC Luxemburg  
CEO ARPA EMC Spain  
Operation, Program Director ASHNA Nigeria  
Founder Asia Pacific Young Leaders Partnership China  
Sales Director Biometric Projects Atea A/S Denmark  
Key Accounts Manager Atea A/S Denmark  
Sales Director Atea A/S Denmark  
Director, Social Affairs AU Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia  
Snr Prgm. Mgr. and Policy Analyst Australian Embassy Ethiopia  
Snr Program Manager Australian Embassy, Addis Ababa Ethiopia  
Area Sales Manager  Autoredo Belgium  
CEO B Medical Systems Luxemburg  
Regional Mgr. for Africa B Medical Systems Luxemburg  
Consultant B Medical Systems United Kingdom  
Director BAY ROYAL International ltd    
CEO  Belcash Technology Solutions    
Health Dev. Leader Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Ethiopia  
Director Public Health Dept. biomerieux France  
Marketing Manager, EMEA Bio-Rad Laboratories Denmark  
CDG Channel Partners Sales Mgr Bio-Rad Laboratories Dubai  
Chairperson BISP Pakistan  
Beneficiary Outreach Specialist BISP Pakistan  
Orthopaedic Surgeon Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa University Ethiopia  
Product Director Bullitt Group South Africa  
NGOs' Project Coordinator Bureau of finance and economic Dev. Ethiopia  
Monitoring& Evaluation Coordinator CAFOD-NCA-Sudan Ethiopia  
National Coordinator Campaign for National Unity Sierra Leone  
Country Rep. Canadian Executive Service Organization Ethiopia  
Ethiopia Program Officer  Canadian Feed The Children Ethiopia  
Grants, Contracts & Budget Specialist CARE Ethiopia  
Financial Inclusion CARE    
Grant, Contracts and Budget Specialist CARE Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Pastoral Community Dev. Specialist CARE Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Executive VP Sales & Marketing Cargolux Airlines International S.A. Luxemburg  
Regional Director Africa Cargolux Airlines International S.A. Luxemburg  
Manager Charter Services Cargolux Airlines International S.A. Luxemburg  
Professor of Social Work Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Austria  
Field Office Coordinator Caritas Czech Republic Zimbabwe  
Managing Director Castell Satcom Radio (Kenya) Denmark  
Regional Technical Advisor Catholic Relief Services    
Staff Development & Training Coordinator CDC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Coordinator CDC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Procurement Supervisor CDC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Program Manager ChildsLife International Kenya  
Regional Director, East Africa ChildsLife International Kenya  
Country Manager Christian Aid Ethiopia  
Country Representative Christian Blind Mission Ethiopia  
Country Director, Ethiopia Christian Children's Fund of Canada    
Program Coordinator CIDI, OFDA,USAID    
Regional Coordinator Clinton Health Access Initiative Ethiopia  
Promotion and Brand Officer Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Director Concern Worldwide Ethiopia  
Customer Consultant Conrico United Kingdom  
Regional Sales Manager Conrico United Kingdom  
Consultant Consopia    
Program Support Officer Coopi Ethiopia  
Head of Mission Coopi Ethiopia  
Regional DRM Program Coordinator Cordaid Ethiopia  
Country Director Cordaid Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Country Community Liaison Director COSHUP Ethiopia  
Country Representative COSHUP Ethiopia  
Humanitarian Director COSHUP Ethiopia  
Chief of Party CRS Somalia  
Snr VP Global Accounts Danimex Communications Kenya  
Sales Area Manager Danoffice Denmark  
Disaster Mngt. Head Dept. COGTA, Gauteng South Africa  
Contract Manager Dept. of Infrastructure & Envir. Nepal  
Head of Office Dept. of International Dev. UK Aid Ethiopia  
Country Director Dorcas Aid International Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Project Officer ECDD Ethiopia  
Director ECHO East Africa Ethiopia  
Head of Mission Economic Dev. Commission Swaziland  
Business Dev. Earth Observation Effigis Canada  
Snr Director, Earth Observation Effigis Canada  
President, CEO EGPAF United States  
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning EMA, USAID Grantee Ethiopia  
2nd Counsellor Embassy of France in Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Israel to Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Senior Reporter ERTA/AU Ethiopia  
Snr Resident Correspondent Ethiopian Broadcasting Service Ethiopia  
Junior Project Expert Ethiopian Competitiveness Facility Ethiopia  
Snr Monitoring & Protection Expert Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Ethiopia  
Public Health Officer Ethiopian Public Health Inst. Ethiopia  
Deputy Director Ethiopian Women's Association Ethiopia  
Network Support Administrator Ethiotelecom Ethiopia  
VP, Institutional Key Accounts  Eutelsat  France  
ESOA Emergency Response  Eutelsat  France  
Chief Technical Advisor FAO Kenya  
Project manager FAO United States  
Program Manager Farm Africa Ethiopia  
Programme Quality Advisor  Farm Africa Ethiopia  
Resource Mobilization Director Federal Ministry of Health Ethiopia Ethiopia  
National Technical Manager FEWS Network  Ethiopia  
Country Director Ethiopia FHI 360 Ethiopia  
Country Director  Food for the Hungry  Ethiopia   
Judge FTC & Consumers Protection Authority Ethiopia  
Director Gaia Association Ethiopia  
Carbon Finance Consultant Gaia Association Ethiopia  
Program Mgr, Primary & Referral Care GE Healthcare Ethiopia  
Market Dev. Mgr, Primary & Referral Care  GE Healthcare Kenya  
Project Coordinator GIZ Ethiopia  
Health and Youth Empowerment Project GIZ    
Health and Youth Empowerment Project GIZ    
Executive Director Global Action for Community Development Ethiopia  
President Global Rural Development Foundation Madagascar  
Country Director GOAL Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Snr Procurement Manager GOAL Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Procurement Officer GOAL Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Nutrition Progr. Coordinator GOAL Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Logistics Advisor GOAL International Ethiopia  
Budget Manager Government Accountability Office united States  
Prgm Community Coordinator Ground for Health Ethiopia  
Dir. Global Partnerships Grundfos LIFELINK A/S Denmark  
National Director Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia  
Dir. Alliance Development  HemoCue Sweden  
Regional Sales Mgr HemoCue  Germany  
Regional Sales Mgr HemoCue South Africa South Africa  
Head of Programmes Hold the Child South Sudan  
Business Dev. Mgr Hologic Ethiopia  
Legislative Aide House of Representatives, Abuja Nigeria  
Head of Department Human Bridge Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Regional Director IAAN United States  
Executive Director IAAN United States  
IAWG Coordinator IAWG -East & Central Africa Kenya  
Watsan Delegate IFRC Guinea  
Reg. Disaster Risk Mangt. IFRC Kenya  
Head of  Logistics Unit IFRC    
Business Dev. Mgr, Blood Transfusion ILEX South Africa Ethiopia  
Program Manager Initiative Africa Ethiopia  
Director, Aid & Development Inmarsat United Arab Emirates  
Digital Communications Specialist Institute for Peace and Security Studies Ethiopia  
Executive Director Institute for Policy and Development Malawi  
Clinical Director for East & Central Africa InterHealth Kenya  
Deputy Country Director International Lifeline Fund Uganda  
Country Director International Medical Corps South Sudan  
Nutrition coordinator (NUTCO) International Medical corps Ethiopia  
Country Director International Medical Corps Ethiopia  
Program Operations Coordinator International Medical Corps Ethiopia  
CEO International Shadow Peace Force     
Reg. Dir. for Africa Programs Internews    
Country Representative IOCC Ethiopia  
Prg. Coordinator, EPC IOM    
Project Specialist IPA United States  
Project Specialist IPA United States  
Resident Rep. IPPF Ethiopia  
Research Mgr, Community Wellbeing IRC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
HR/Admin Officer IRC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Country Director IRC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Senior HR/Admin Officer IRC Ethiopia Ethiopia  
‎Executive Director EMEA & Russia Iridium  Communications United States  
President & CEO Iris ID Systems, Inc United States  
VP, Global Sales & Business Dev. Iris ID Systems, Inc United States  
Regional Director for Africa ITU    
Country Director Jesuit Refugee Service Ethiopia  
Country Director, Ethiopia JICA    
Director for Agriculture & Education JICA Ethiopia  
HR Officer JRS Ethiopia  
Senior Sales Africa, Asia/Pacific, UN Kärcher Futuretech GmbH Germany  
Exec. Head of Technical Sales Kärcher Futuretech GmbH Germany  
CEO, Founding Director Kenya Healthcare Federation Kenya  
Manager KOICA Ethiopia  
Manager KOICA Ethiopia  
Manager KOICA Ethiopia  
Business Development Kratos Modular Systems Division United States  
Présidente la RRC et Action Humanity Congo  
Medical Doctor Lagos University Teaching Hospital Nigeria  
Managing Director Last Mile4D United States  
Learning & Dev Collaboration Dir. LINGOs United States  
President Links Media LLC United States  
Consultant LMI United States  
Senior Consultant LMI United States  
Local Representative LTA Auto Denmark  
General Manager LTA Auto Denmark  
Country Director LVIA Ethiopia  
W&D Manager Management Sciences for Health Ethiopia  
Deputy Country Dir. Management Sciences for Health Ethiopia  
Committee Member Mandera County Government Kenya  
Head of Special Programs Mandera County Government Kenya  
Associate Researcher Mechara Agricultural Research Center Ethiopia  
Investment Fund Mgr Mercy Corps    
Snr Economic Technical Advisor Mercy Corps    
Country Director Mercy Corps     
Chief of Party, PRIME project Mercy Corps/ USAID    
Prgm Procurement Dir. Millennium Challenge Corporation United States  
Minister Ministry of Agriculture Somalia  
Minister  Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Dev. South Sudan  
Chief Specialist Ministry of Economic Dev. & Trade Tajikistan  
Chief of service Ministry of Economy and Planning Cameroon  
Snr Environmental Expert Ministry of Envir. Forest & Climate Change Ethiopia  
Division Chief Ministry of Envir. Water & Forestry Ghana  
Economist Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Dev. Malawi  
General Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Somalia  
International Organisations Dir. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia  
Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia  
Public Health officer Ministry of Health Kenya  
Director General Ministry of Health South Sudan  
Gender & HIV Mainstreaming Expert Ministry of Mines Ethiopia  
Division Chief Ministry of Social Affairs Congo  
Dircetor Ministry of Social Affairs Ethiopia  
Finance Officer / SDP SL Ministry of Sports Sierra Leone  
Sports Dep. Dir.  Ministry of Sports Sierra Leone  
Special Advisor Ministry of Water Resources  Somalia  
Sport Facility Manager Ministry of Youth & Sport Ethiopia  
ICT Director Ministry of Youth & Sports Ethiopia  
Head of Mission MSF Ethiopia  
Country Representative MSF Operational Center Barcelona Ethiopia  
ICT Development Mgr. MSF Spain Kenya  
Logistics Coordinator MSF Spain Ethiopia  
National Economic Council Head National Economic Council Afghanistan   
Executive Secretary National NGOs in Central African Republic Ethiopia  
Senior Partner Navis Capital Partners Malaysia  
Social worker Nepal friendship Society  Nepal  
  New approach    
Exec. Director New Millennium Hope Dev.  Ethiopia  
Project Manager NFDHR Yemen  
General Manager Ngena Foundation Zambia  
Reg. Director North Star Alliance      
General Secretary NOSF Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Business Dev. & Sales Mgr NRS International    
Business Dev. & Sales Exec NRS International UAE  
CEO Nunnovation Africa Foundation South Africa  
Financial Inclusion Prgm Advisor Nuru International United States  
Snr Legal Advisor Office of the President Ethiopia  
CEO Operation USA     
MEL Officer Oxfam America Ethiopia  
Deputy Regional Director Oxfam America Ethiopia  
Roving Public Health Engineer Oxfam Great Britain Ethiopia  
Managing Director PANHARD Global Logistics Kenya  
Global Partnerships Dir Partnership for Supply Chain Mgmnt United States  
IT Manager Plan International Ethiopia  
Early Survival & Children Dev. Plan International Ethiopia  
Country Director, Ethiopia Plan International    
ICT Coordinator Plan International Ethiopia  
Emergency Response Manager Plan International Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Private Enterprise Program Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Chief of Party, REVIVE Project Concern International Ethiopia  
Editor in chief / reporter Rapporteur Africa Magazine Botswana  
Photographer Rapporteur Africa Magazine Botswana  
Executive Director READO Somalia  
CEO  Real Medicine Foundation     
Quality Assurance and Learning Head Red Cross, Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Project Coordinator Red Cross, Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Partner Support Coordinator Red een Kind (Help A Child) Kenya  
Program Manager Red een Kind (Help A Child) Netherlands  
Partner Support Coordinator Red een Kind (Help A Child) Kenya  
Expert en état civil Regional Government Burkina Faso  
Editorial assistant ReliefWeb Kenya  
Editor ReliefWeb Kenya  
CEO Renewit Solar     
Consultant Renewit Solar     
Volunteer Co-ordinator Richbone Initiative Foundation Ghana  
Executive Director Richbone Initiative Foundation Ghana  
Executive Director Richbone Initiative Foundation Ghana  
Accountant Richbone Initiative Foundation Ghana  
Volunteer Co-ordinator Richbone Initiative Foundation Ghana  
Managing Director Africa Rockfeller Foundation Ethiopia  
CEO                                                         Salama Fikira International Kenya  
Market Development Africa        Salama Fikira International Kenya  
Head of Operations Salama Fikira International Mauritius  
VP EMEA Dep. Head of Gbl. Gov. Relations SAP France  
Head of IT Unit Save the Children Ethiopia  
Country Director Save the Children    
Deputy Country Director Save the Children Ethiopia  
Child Protection Coordinator Save the Children Ethiopia  
Maternal & Child Survival Chief Save the Children Ethiopia  
Programs Operations Manager Save the Children International Ethiopia  
Sr. Value Chain Advisor SNV Ethiopia  
Private sector Advisor SNV Ethiopia  
Senior Advisor SNV Ethiopia  
Horticulture Value chain advisor SNV  Ethiopia  
Founder Somali AID Organization Somalia  
Program Advisor Somali Peace and Dev. Initiatives Kenya  
Project Director Sopact Consultancy international Ethiopia  
Programme Director SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia  
Social Center Head SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia  
Executive Director SOS Sahel Ethiopia Ethiopia  
Coordinator South Sudan NGO Forum    
Births and Deaths Statistician Statistics South Africa South Africa  
International Aid Officer Sudan Federal Ministry of Health South Sudan  
Firs Secretarty Swiss Embassy (SDC) Ethiopia  
Country Coordinator Swiss Red Cross Ethiopia  
Director of Essential Healthcare Sysmex Corporation Germany

Sponsor Opportunities

The AIDF Africa Summit will be of benefit for technology and service providers from the following sectors:

ICT, Telecoms, Communication Telecoms, satellite, communication software, data management, fraud detection software, secure instant messaging etc.
Data collection, mapping Big data analytics software, cloud solutions, CRM, Information security.
Early Warning systems Food prevention & response technologies, flood management, water security, geographic information systems (GIS).
Finance Investment banks, mobile financing solutions, mobile banking.
Electronic payment technology Mobile payment platforms, security & authentication, fraud prevention, smart cards, NFC and POS technologies, mobile phone providers
Insurance, Risk Management Micro insurance, reinsurance, Financial Services/ Advice, Leasing services
Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Delivery services, shipping air charter, track & trace technology.
Transport Vehicles for aid & disaster relief, helicopters, IVMS (In Vehicle Monitoring System).
Shelter (emergency, transitional, purpose build) Supplier of materials (plastic tarpaulins and sheeting)
Field supplies Portable/ remote energy supply, field kitchens, portable cook stoves, waste management, lighting, emergency kits, mosquito nets, etc
Medical – m-health Medical devices, electronic medical kits, emergency response technology, hazard detection, mobile health analysis, distant diagnostic tools, mobile medical units.
Water supply Purification technology, Pumps, Sanitation solutions, Waste water management
Security & safety Risk management, biometric technologies, medical scanners.
Law firms, consulting

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  • 19 January 2016

    Where there is light, there is hope - how solar power can provide improved healthcare

    Where there is light, there is hope - how solar power can provide improved healthcare

    At the AIDF Africa Summit 2016, NRS International will be participating in a conference panel session on Improving the Lives of Displaced People (3 February, 2.20pm). In this article we explore how solar power can provide IDPs and people living off-the-grid safe access to energy and light, and improved healthcare.

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  • 19 January 2016

    [INFOGRAPHIC] WASH in Sub-Saharan East Africa

    [INFOGRAPHIC] WASH in Sub-Saharan East Africa

    The AIDF infographic shows that 66% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to water and only 30% have access to sanitation. Poor sanitation leads to diarrheal diseases, which are responsible for 17% of all deaths of children under five. The Uganda country study showed that over 75% of the population lack a safe place to go to the toilet and 20% don’t have access to safe water. Furthermore, every year over 8,000 children die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Conference Venue

UN Economic Commission for Africa

United Nations Conference Center (UNCC)

P.O.Box: 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Getting Here

By Car

By Car

Blue and white line mini busses "blue donkey" are the main form of public transport in the Ethopian capital, Addis Ababa and yellow taxis ‘Adika Taxi’ principally for tourists and so well acquainted with the locations of hotels and restaurants. Adika Taxi number: Short Line 8210. Phones: +251 1 1557 2545 or +251 1 1557 2999.

Air Travel

Air Travel

Visitors should make their own flight transportation arrangements to the Airport and to their respective hotels. UNCC just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Travel Notes

Travel Notes

Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also known as the capital city of Africa, the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC-AA) combines architectural elegance with the very latest technology and sheer practicality to offer the ideal venue for all your meetings and conferences.

ACCOMMODATION

Participants are encouraged to make their own accommodation arrangements with the recommended hotels as soon as possible, as the discounted room rates are limited and subject to availability.

Tizeze Hotel - 4*

11 min drive from UNCC
Promotional Rate: $90 per night inc tax
Ring Rd, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
t. +251 91 173 5964/ 251 116392000
info@tizezehotel.com
www.tizezehotel.com

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Harmony Hotel - 4*

10 min drive from UNCC
Promotional Rate: $132 per night inc tax (TBC)
Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
t. +251 11 618 3100
reservation@harmonyhotelethiopia.com
www.harmonyhotelethiopia.com

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Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel - 4*

8 min walk from UNCC
Promotional Rate: $165 per night inc tax (TBC)
Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa 1164, Ethiopia
t. + 251 11 517 0000
reservations.addisababa@hilton.com
www.hilton.com/Addis-Ababa

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Jupiter International Hotel Cazanchis - 4*

4 min walk from UNCC
Promotional Rate: $130 per night inc tax
Tito St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
t. +251 11 552 7333
info@jupiterinternationalhotel.com
www.jupiterinternationalhotel.com

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Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa – 5*

$325 + VAT 15%
available from 1st Feb 2016 only 4 min walk from UNCC
Kazanchis Business District
Kirkos Subcity 17/18.
P.O. Box 2555, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
t. +251 11 515 7600 or 251 11 517 0400
reservations.addisababa@radisonblu.com
www.radissonblu.com/Addis_Ababa‎

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For more information regarding partnership, speaking opportunities and media enquiries, please contact a member of our team.

Contact info

Katie Giorgadze

Registrations & Communications

Email: katieg@aidforum.org

Alina O’Keeffe

Marketing Manager

Email: aokeeffe@aidforum.org

Sonja Ruetzel

Event Director

Email: sruetzel@aidforum.org

Patrick Graeme-Baker

Commercial Director

Email: pbaker@aidforum.org

 

 

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