Ethiopia will host the Aid and Development Forum Africa Summit next year, focusing on technological innovations and best practices to improve aid delivery in East Africa. The February 2-3 summit to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre will bring together more than 250 senior officials from diverse backgrounds including government, the civil society organisations and
private sector. Key speakers include the UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya Nardos Bekele –Thomas; Dr Chukwudozie Ezigbalike of the Economic Commission of Africa, Dr Sharad Sapra of Unicef, Christopher Hoffman of the World Vision and Rishi Ramrakha of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The delegates will at the Summit will review case studies and also hold panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable
sessions. ‘AIDF Africa Summit 2016 will provide 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’ a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) states in
part.

According to the release, for 13 years the AIDF has, among others, partnered with several humanitarian and development organisations including the WFP, IFRC, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF Save the Children and the World Bank to carry on its mandate. Other partnering organisations include Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360 and the IRD.

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