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Washington D.C. | Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

4-5th September 2019

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Accelerating the SDG’s through Digital Innovations

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.

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4 Thematic Areas

IT & ICT
IT & ICT
WASH & Healthcare
WASH & Healthcare
Energy
Energy
Field Management
Field Management
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By attending the AIDF Global Summit 2019, you will get insight into latest trends in data and technology to support disaster response and resilience, examine disaster response activities to recent global emergencies, discover innovations and practical solutions first-hand from humanitarian leaders and industry experts. Take advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities with over 300 high-level participants to exchange ideas, establish partnerships and benefit from prospective business opportunities. Influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and development, join the summit now!

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2018 Speakers

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Alexis Bonnell

Chief Innovation Officer & Director of the Office of Engagement and Communication

Alexis Bonnell is the Division Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID. Alexis has delivered humanitarian and development programming in over 25 countries, in almost every sector from education to stabilization. Her more than 20 years of experience in management and communications has provided her incredible opportunities to work on/with: Wall Street, “Dot.coms”, Middle East Peace Plan, Afghan and Iraq Elections, global emergency response coordination  and major logistics operations. Her focus is how to leverage science, technology, innovation, and partnership for greater impact. Alexis founded the Global Innovation Exchange, and has been lucky enough to see USAID invest in more than 1,000 social innovators and entrepreneurs, changing millions of lives around the world.

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Brent Anderson

Officer-in-Charge of Washington D.C. Office

Brent D. Anderson has worked in the global procurement market for over 30 years serving in various capacities at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the United Nations.  He currently heads the United Nations Development Business office in Washington, DC and works closely with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) with a specific focus on the World Bank and the IADB.  He oversees publication of procurement announcements and the World Bank and IADB Monthly Operational Summaries.

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Joscha Kremers

Chief Logistics & Transportation Section

Joscha Kremers is Chief of the Logistics and Transportation Section at the United Nations Procurement Division in New York (UNHQ), overseeing the UN Secretariat’s acquisition of air, sea and land transportation requirements. After working in various administrative functions, particularly logistics in the private sector in Germany, he joined the United Nations in 2006. Mr. Kremers has worked in several areas of Procurement, including Engineering, Field Supply items, Logistics and Aviation, providing the worldwide peacekeeping operations, with essential infrastructure. His Section has been driving the reform in the area of long term air charter, attracting more air operators to UN business opportunities. A posting at the Regional Procurement Office in Uganda complement his UN experience.

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Joseph Burton

Counselor for Technology and Security Policy

As Counselor for Technology and Security Policy at the U.S. Department of State, Joseph  Burton works to promote U.S. national policies concerning the continuity and protection of information and communications technology (ICT) services across cable, satellite and cyber networks, while ensuring that evolving technologies are considered during the development of national technology policies.   Mr. Burton also serves as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.  Previously, Mr. Burton was with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration where he held positions as a Senior Telecommunications Industry Analyst, and as an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service.  As an International Trade Specialist, he counseled U.S. companies on international market entry and promotion strategies and was selected for temporary assignments as head of the Commercial sections at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Malaysia as a Commercial Officer.

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Kathryn C. Kaufman

Managing Director for Global Women's Issues

Kathryn C. Kaufman has built a career serving both the public and private sectors, with a focus on pursuing how governments can support private industry to spur economic growth and stability. She currently serves as Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues. Ms. Kaufman is responsible for leading OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, a top priority for the Administration.

Before joining OPIC, Ms. Kaufman was a founding Partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV), a venture capital and project development firm in Washington, DC, where she oversaw the development of the company’s largest portfolio project, Texas Central Railway. Prior to joining NMV, Ms. Kaufman was a defense policymaker in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as a Country Director for China and Taiwan on the Asia Pacific desk in the Secretary’s policy office. She also served in the United States Embassy Beijing, both in the Foreign Commercial Service Office and also in the Ambassador’s office as control officer for the Presidential Delegation to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

With an educational background in national security policy, Ms. Kaufman has worked on Capitol Hill and in the White House in the office of Political Affairs. She is an active board member for College Bound and the American Institute Foreign Study board. ​​​​​​​

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Matthew Campbell

National Coordinator Community Planning and Capacity Building Recovery Support Function

Matt Campbell is the National Coordinator for the Community Planning and Capacity Building Recovery Support Function within FEMA’s Field Operations Directorate.   Matt has over 19 years of FEMA experience in various capacities helping communities recover from disasters, building hazard mitigation capability and integrating natural and cultural resource considerations into disaster management.  He has held titles as the Flood Grants Program lead and Senior Hazard Mitigation Specialist in the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, and as the Deputy Environmental Officer in FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation.  He was most recently the Emergency Support Function #14 Long Term Community Recovery National Coordinator for 5 years.   He has also served as the co-lead for the White House Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group’s focus group on State and Local Capacity, Planning and Technical Assistance.  He has contributed to significant agency initiatives including development of National Disaster Recovery Framework, Hazard Mitigation Planning “How-to” publications and APA’s 1998 Pre-disaster Planning for Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction” report.  He has served in a mitigation and recovery leadership capacity in many disaster events, such as the 1993 Midwest Floods, Hurricanes Marilyn, Floyd and Ike, and the long term recovery planning for Greensburg, Kansas, the 2008 Iowa Floods, the 2009 Tennessee floods, and CPCB RSF deployments for Hurricane Sandy.   He represented the CPCB RSF on the Sandy Recovery Task Force.   Matt has a Masters in Community Planning and a Bachelor’s in Geography.

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Simon Butt

Senior Security Advisor

Simon Butt has been a Chief Security Advisor in the United Nations since 2003 serving for 11 years in the field in Yemen, Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Indonesia and as the UN Regional Chief of Security for the Middle East. For the last 5 years he has been the Senior Security Advisor for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; while also leading the development and deployment of the new UN Security Risk Management system and the decision making framework and tools to allow UN humanitarian operations to stay and delivery at an acceptable level of risk in complex security environments globally. Through the Saving Lives Together Framework OCHA security advisors work to lead and encourage effective security collaboration with implementing and operational partners.

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Tanya Accone

Senior Adviser on Innovation and Deputy

Tanya Accone leads UNICEF’s work to scale up proven innovations in multiple countries around the world. Her team has supported 85 countries to adopt and adapt new technologies and approaches. These initiatives in youth empowerment and engagement, digital health, human-centred design, real-time information and access to information have positively affected the lives of 115 million people.

Accone’s career has focused on helping international public and private sector organizations understand how to amplify their impact through the convergence of innovation, communication and technology. She has nurtured various innovation and technology for development initiatives, established and led UNICEF’s global human capital futures and analytics portfolio, spearheaded the development of Internet businesses and content portals throughout the African continent, and was part of the inaugural team that launched the Washington Post online. Accone is a futurist and journalist by training.

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Innovator of the Year Award 2019

AIDF Global Summit is proud to announce that nominations for our Innovator of the Year Award are officially open!Last year’s winner, Venuste Kubwimana, Secretary General, International Transformation Foundation, was chosen as the award winner because of his work in providing school children in Kenya with safe and clean drinking water, thereby preventing school drop-outs.

Do you know someone who has inspired innovation, proven their impact, and are built upon their successes? They may be this year’s winner!

Make your nomination

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