AIDF Asia Summit to focus on improving aid delivery and health resilience through mobile innovations

AIDF Asia Summit to focus on improving aid delivery and health resilience through mobile innovations

Following the success of last year’s event, the Aid & International Development Forum is pleased to announce the AIDF Asia Summit to take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 21-22 June 2016.

This is the fifth event hosted by the AIDF in the region, once again gathering senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, investors, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, military and defence, research institutes and the private sector in South East Asia.

The focus of the AIDF Asia Summit 2016 is on how technological innovations improve aid delivery and health resilience, especially with regards to enabling quicker and better disaster response, ensuring more effective aid delivery and community engagement, improving humanitarian operations and logistics, and innovations for regional health and WASH programmes.

Hear first-hand from 50+ expert speakers at the AIDF Asia Summit, including:

  • Dr Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, Director of Bureau of Public Health Emergency Response, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • Jonathan Wong, Science, Tech & Innovation Adviser, United Nations
  • Steve Rynecki, Economic Growth Officer, Regional Innovation Advisor for Asia, USAID 
  • Nick O'Regan, Director, Jerusalem Office; Head of Project Management and Infrastructure Centre of Excellence, UNOPS
  • Dr Nyunt Naing Thein, Chief of Party, Thailand, International Rescue Committee
  • Josh Woodard, Regional ICT & Digital Finance Advisor, FHI 360
  • Dr Kulwant Singh, Chief Technical Advisor, UN-HABITAT (United Nation Human Settlements Programme)
  • Sammy Njoe, Regional Chief ICT, UNICEF
  • Anne Signe Hørstad, Project Coordinator, Transparency International Norway
  • Juliette Torabian, Project Officer, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
  • Amir Jahangir, President, AGAHI, Chief Executive Officer, Mishal Pakistan (Partner Institute of Global Competitiveness & Benchmarking Network), Young Global Leader Alumni, World Economic Forum
  • Greg Duly, Regional Director, South-East & East Asia, Save the Children 

They join experts from UNESCAP, IRFC, IOM, WFP, Habitat for Humanity International, World Vision, ADPC, GIZ, and many more to share latest initiatives and offer trans-disciplinary discussions with participants from all relevant stakeholder groups.

AIDF aims to bring all actors together in one room to tackle these important issues on aid delivery, health resilience and disaster management.

To get a better idea of what to expect, please see the event review and testimonials from 2015 

To learn more about development issues in South East Asia and take action to make a difference, visit or email Alina O’Keeffe at for partnership opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you to the AIDF Asia Summit in Bangkok in June 2016! 

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