Improving aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa

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17 December 2015: Over 250 representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies are gathering in February 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Aid & Development Africa Summit.

The Summit focuses on how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. 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 and will include case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable sessions.

AIDF Africa Summit 2016 will provide comprehensive overview of the latest trends around humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development, financing, communication with communities and among aid agencies.

Amongst the key note speakers are H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Representative, UNDP Kenya, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Kenya, Dr Chukwudozie Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology Section at the Africa Centre for Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Dr Sharad Sapra, Director of Global Innovation Centre, UNICEF, Christopher Hoffman, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director (RHEAD), World Vision (Kenya), Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Zone Logistics Unit, Africa, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Saurabh Sinha, Employment and Social Protection, UN Economic Commission for Africa,

The unique event format combines high level strategic information with multiple specialist topic tracks and structured networking as well as peer-to peer round table discussions enabling full and frank sharing of views, experience and vital feedback within the community.

As an organisation AIDF aims to contribute by helping to build better networks and strong partnerships for cohesive and collective working relationships to build a better, safer future. For more information about the summit and registration option delegates can visit the event website: http://africa.aidforum.org