September 10, 2015 — September 11, 2015 | Washington, DC, USA
The Aid and International Development Forum (ADIF) held its annual Global Relief Summit on September 10-11, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre, in Washington, DC.
The summit strove to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. AIDF developed the agenda in consultation with key organisations such as UNOCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, Red Cross, the World Bank, and CIPS. This year’s programme focused on best practice in logistics and transport, procurement and supply chain management, partnerships and financing, security and logistical challenges in the Middle East, and emergency communications and operations.
Attendees heard the latest trends in relief and crisis management, discovered new innovations
and practical solutions, compared approaches, and benefited from the first-hand insight of peers and partners. AIDF helps participants to build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations. The Summit enabled the discovery of new business opportunities, exchange of ideas, and influenced the global debate on improving disaster relief and recovery.
Throughout the two day summit, there were numerous opportunities for attendees to engage and discuss important topics in more detail, beyond the limits of the conference rooms. AIDF invited participants to participate in a series of engaging and interactive round table discussions as well as practical workshops.
Last year’s event brought together humanitarian experts from NGOs, the United Nations, government, the military, and the private sector for two days of thought-provoking discussions on how to improve disaster response. This year, AIDF welcomed 400 delegates representing NGOs, UN agencies, government, donors, the military, and humanitarian agencies.