2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit holds in Nairobi

A cross-section of participants at the 1st Aid and Development Africa Summit held in Addis Ababa, in 2016

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The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is set to hold its 2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, between February 28 and March 1 2017.

It would be recalled that the Inaugural Aid & International Development Africa Summit was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 2nd and 3rd of February 2016 and attracted more than 300 participants representing NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the private sector.

The 2017 Summit, which will take place at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel will bring together high level stakeholders in Africa’s aid and development sector including representatives of national governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, humanitarian organizations, development banks, regional and international NGOs  as well private sector representatives and investors.

The 2-day Summit will feature debates around lessons learned from the recent drought crisis in southern and Eastern Africa as well as discuss the latest trends in aid procurement, policy development as well as latest technological innovations in emergency response, financing of development and aid programming in the region.

Furthermore, the Summit will discuss best practices in the supplier management including addressing supply chain challenges, getting aid to areas of reduced infrastructure or conflict, the latest ICT developments and data strategy required to support health resilience and emergency communication as well as the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.

The 2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will also explore building a culture of resilience and strengthening disaster preparedness, including initiatives and partnerships to improve health, livelihoods and safety of displaced people as well as building long lasting partnerships through structured networking opportunities, knowledge exchange and debates that influence regional humanitarian and development goals.

Among those speaking at the Summit are David Clapp, Coordinator, Sub-Regional Platform for East and Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Prabhat Garg, Practice Lead & Senior Director in charge of  Program Procurements, Millennium Challenge Corporation and Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Other speakers are Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit (Africa) International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Barlin H. Ali, Program Coordinator, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), USAID  as well as Nenad Bojovic, Director, Network Operations Center, International Rescue Committee, among others.

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