Invitation to AIDF Asia Summit, 21-22 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Complimentary participation to ResearchSEA readers! AIDF Asia Summit is fast approaching and you are invited to learn about current initiatives and latest trends around aid delivery and development in the South East Asia region.

By attending, you will have an opportunity to discuss best practice, guidelines and policy that support technological innovations and learn about donor strategy.

The summit gathers an excellent speaker panel from NGOs, research institutes, UN agencies, investors, regional governments and the private sector will addresses the following topics:

- Mobile Innovations for Humanitarian and Development Work
- Innovations, Partnerships, Technologies for Effective Communications with Communities
- New Financing and Electronic Payment Models
- Humanitarian Logistics – Addressing Bribery & Corruption
- Emergency Reponses Communication & Collaboration
- Post-Disaster Management & Building Resilience
- Update on Health Programmes for Disease Prevention and Control
- Health & WASH Innovations to Support Sustainable Development Goals
- Big Data: Knowledge Management and Sharing

Meet and network with 250+ senior representatives from regional governments in South East Asia, UN and intergovernmental organizations, investors, academic and technical institutions, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Government Organisations, community leaders and media. To register, click the link below.

As a reader of the Research SEA, you are entitled to complimentary participation.
Please use code AIDF-SEA upon registration or email [email protected] with your full name, job title, organisation and phone number.

The aim of the AIDF Asia Summit is to demonstrate best practice approaches and latest initiatives, offer trans-disciplinary discussions with senior participants including policy makers, purchasing, operations and programme directors, health and development programme leaders.

Key speakers at the AIDF Asia Summit include:

From civil societies:
• Mona Laczo, Country Director, Nepal, BBC Media Action
• Jessica Lomelin, Regional Communications Specialist, Asia, Plan International
• Anne Signe Hørstad, Project Coordinator, Transparency International Norway
• Marko Kasic, Founder, FundLife International
• Adesh Tripathee, Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Specialist in Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International
• Dr Nyunt Naing Thein, Chief of Party, International Rescue Committee
• Brabim Kumar, President, Association of Youth Organizations Nepal
• Sebastien Latouille, Delegate for Asia-Pacific, Telecoms Sans Frontieres
• Anna Hrybyk, Program Coordinator for Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Programs, Catholic Relief Services
• Sreenivas Narayanan, Group Managing Director, Asian NGO / ASSIST
• Josh Woodard, Regional ICT & Digital Finance Advisor, FHI 360

From UN agencies:
• Jonathan Wong, Science, Tech & Innovation Adviser, UNESCAP
• Sammy Njoe, Regional Chief of ICT, East Asia & Pacific, UNICEF
• Meg Sattler, Communications with Communities Advisor, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), UN World Food Programme
• Anna Law, Programme & Policy Officer, UN World Food Programme
• Nick O'Regan, Head of Project Management and Infrastructure Centre of Excellence, UNOPS
• Margarita Guerrero, Director, Statistics Division, UN ESCAP

From the private sector:
• Luc Provost, CEO,B Medical Systems
• Tom Cornell, Managing Director - South East Asia, JCB
• Martina Aureli, Business Development & Sales Executive, NRS International
• Nada El Marji, Director, NGO Business, Inmarsat
• Alan Kuresevic, Vice President, Engineering Director, SATMED

From government & donors:
• Dr Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, Director of Bureau of Public Health Emergency Response, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
• Steve Rynecki, Regional Innovation Advisor, Economic Growth Officer, USAID
• Hans van Rijn, Principal Evaluation Specialist, Asian Development Bank
• Junichi Hirano, Deputy Director, Secretariat of Japan Disaster Relief Team, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
• Dr Bella Monse, Adviser for Research & International Relations and the Principal Adviser of GIZ FIT ARMM, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

For an up-to-date speaker panel, please visit
In order to ensure meaningful discussions and valuable networking opportunities, space is strictly limited.

The AIDF team is looking forward to welcoming you to the AIDF Asia Summit in Bangkok in June 2016!

Published: 23 May 2016


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