Aid & International Development Forum - Asia Summit 2016

Delivering aid and improving health resilience through collaboration and technological innovation

Following the success of last year’s event, the AIDF Asia Summit 2016 once again will gather 250+ humanitarian and development professionals from all stakeholders, including regional governments, UN agencies, Red Cross, local and international NGOs, donors and investors and the private sector, to discuss how technological innovations improve aid and development work in South East Asia.

You are invited to join them on 21-22 June 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Register your participation here

The Summit will focus on enabling quicker and better disaster response, ensuring more effective aid delivery and community engagement, improving humanitarian operations and logistics, and innovations for regional health and WASH programmes. Amongst the topics:

- Health & WASH
• Overview of current health threats in Asia and update on regional health programmes
• Disease prevention and control and emergency health response
• Ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation
• WASH and health awareness and regional initiatives

- Humanitarian logistics
• Addressing challenges of last mile logistics
• Best practice for shipping supplies into areas of reduced infrastructure and difficult borders
• Restoring access to devastated areas
• Supplier management & partnerships

- Emergency response & communications
• Improving communication with communities
• Importance of social networks and data exchange
• Exchanging best practice and lessons learnt, especially from last year’s Nepal response

Registrations are now open! For more information, visit our website

We look forward to welcome you to the AIDF Asia Summit in Bangkok in June 2016!

Here’s what AIDF Asia 2015 participants say:

‘‘One thing that strikes me more than anything is that this is a platform for practitioners to come together and exchange their information, just as much as at the formal seminars and discussions as well as meeting during breaks and exchanging cards. I seldom see this degree of interaction amongst participants and this will serve them well because different people, from different countries and different parts of the region are working on similar and related areas and in exchange in dollar for dollar that could be great investment. So in that sense I’m very heartened by the emerging success of this event’’ - Vinod Thomas, Director General of Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank

‘‘I think AIDF summit is very good summit and has brought together very different stakeholders across government, UN agencies, private sector & NGO’s into one platform to discuss the frontier developments in addressing disaster reduction and other sustainable development agendas. Going forward UN will come with sustainable development and what we are discussing in the meeting that AIDF has organised is how especially the Asia Pacific region and South East Asia can prepare for achieving sustainable development goals that the UN will be bringing in September’’ - Dr. Shamika Sirimanne, Director of Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UN ESCAP

From 21 Jun 2016
Until 22 Jun 2016
United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
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