The Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 took place between February 2-3, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with over 250 representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies, in attendance.
The inaugural forum was an opportunity for stakeholders to look at how technological innovations and best practices can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.
Its agenda was developed in consultation with key organisations, such as World Food Programme (WFP), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IRFC), World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children, UN Habitat, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FHI360, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity International and International Relief and Development (IRD).
The following are some of the highlights:
- A 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.
- It included case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable sessions.
- Combined high level strategic information with multiple specialist topic tracks and structured networking and peer-to peer round table discussions.
- Exhibitions from 23 companies showcasing cutting-edge products and services
The concluding panel at the AIDF Africa Summit focused on Building & Strengthening Strategic Partnerships, best practice in building effective and sustainable partnerships that meet set goals and common challenges, particularly around multi-sector partnerships.