Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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Event Date Wed Sep 4 EDT - Thu Sep 5 EDT (about 2 years ago)
Location Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Region Americas

The AIDF Global Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crises and catastrophes by improving effectiveness, cost-efficiency and sustainability of aid operations.

This year’s programme will expand its scope beyond disaster relief and will look into emerging global challenges, innovations and opportunities in the international aid and development sector. It will continue to focus on best practice in humanitarian logistics, emergency communication, supply chain, procurement, partnerships and financing of aid programmes. The agenda is developed in consultation with World Bank, UN OCHA, Red Cross, USAID, World Vision and UNOPS.

Benefits of Attending?
• Discover specifically how digital innovations in Energy, ICT, Global healthcare & WASH are working towards acheiving the SDGs.
• This year’s agenda involves more practically led sessions with round tables and disaster stimulation sessions.
• Hear from expert speakers on how agencies and the private sector are coordinating and responding to the needs of the sector through innovations.
• AIDF Global is a gathering of ‘Who’s who’ in the humanitarian aid and international development sectors.

Who will you meet?
The AIDF Global Summit attracts the world’s attention by forming an exclusive platform of global expertise and cross-sector engagement, including senior representatives from UN and government agencies, development banks, national and international NGOs, civil societies, research institutes, the private sector and media. Decision-makers and directors of operations, logistics, procurement, supplier management, IT and ICT as well as experts in water, sanitation, energy, infrastructure and field management will benefit from this multi-stream event.


2019 Speakers

Adam Szafran
Chief Information Officer, Team Rubicon Global

Adele Waugaman
Senior Advisor, Digital Health, USAID

Alain Leroy
Senior Manager, BDO Puerto Rico/USVI

Alexis Bonnell
Chief Innovation Officer & Director of the Office of Engagement and Communication, USAID

Andrew Lustig
President/Founder, Global Outreach Doctors

Andrew Schroeder
Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief

Belete T. Mazengia
Senior Technical Advisor, Cash and Market Based Programming, World Vision International

Benjamin Phillips
Director, Emergency Management Unit, ChildFund International

Bob Ottenhoff
President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Brent D. Anderson
Liaison Office at World Bank Headquarters, United Nations Development Business

Christian Malota
Child Protection Coordinator in Emergency, Save The Children International

Daniela Giardina
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Advisor, Oxfam

David Hartshorn
CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers

David Meltzer
Secretary General, Global VSAT

Dina Simon
Chief Executive Officer, US Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force

Dinese Hannewald
Managing Director, Grace Impact

Donna Mederios
Health Information Systems Head for International Development, Asian Development Bank

Elizabeth Ashbourne
Executive Director, PQMD

Goulda Downer
Associate Professor, Howard University, College of Medicine

Holly W. Radice
Cash and Markets Technical Advisor, CARE USA

Imani Daniels
Executive Director, St. Thomas Long Term Recovery Group

Jennifer Poidatz
Director of Humanitarian Response Department, Catholic Relief Services

Jessica Camburn
CEO, Elrha

Jessie Clyde
Director of Grantmaking and International Partnerships, International Women's Health Coalition

John Robins
Director of Business Development UN, Codan Communications

Joseph Burton
Counselor for Technology and Security Policy, U.S. Department of State

Kathleen Callaghy
Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian, Clean Cooking Alliance

Kimberly L. Fogg
Founder, Global Sustainable Partnerships

Laura Walker McDonald
Senior Director of Insights and Impact, Digital Impact Alliance

Liz Bloomfield
Humanitarian Programs Director, Airlink

Lydia Nylander
Senior Risk Management Advisor / Director, 1kwomen project, USAID / Social Impact

Mahnaz M. Harrison
President CEO and Co-founder, Last Mile4D

Michael Mylrea
Senior Advisor, Cyber Security | Blockchain Lead (PI) | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mike OBrien
Global Director for Health and Nutrition, Relief International

Ray Short
Director, Institutional Partnerships, NetHope

Samson Williams
Professor, UNH School of Law

Sam Stephens
Chief Executive, Clean the World Foundation

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Radiant
• Yahsat

• Codan

• Atea
• Iris Guard
• Katadyn
• Orasure
• Sawyer Products
• SunDanzer

• AsianNGO
• Association for Community Awareness
• CDAC Network
• Global VSAT Forum
• Project Cargo Network

• Alliance Magazine
• Crisis Response Journal
• SupplyChainBrain
• Technology Networks