Interview with Matthias Boyen, Drone Focal Point, HIV/AIDS Project Officer, UNICEF

How is UNICEF involved in humanitarian and development sectors?  UNICEF has a long history of working in emergencies and humanitarian contexts, both natural and man-made. Originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the organisation was created to provide humanitarian assistance to children living in a world shattered by... Read More

Calling All Aid & Development Innovators in Africa

The Aid & International Development Forum is currently accepting nominations for the Innovator of the Year Award. This competition celebrates individuals, who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors in Africa over the past year. The aim... Read More

€106 Million in Aid for Sudan

Last week Monday the European Commission announced they would be providing Sudan with a €106 million aid package, €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development. The support comes after this year’s declaration of famine throughout parts of Sudan. The aid was announced as the EU Commissioner for... Read More

Public-Private Partnerships in the Development Sector

A Devex report recently looked into five public-private partnerships between government development and aid agencies and private sector companies to address development issues around the world. The report focused on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Deutsche Gesselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Germany, the United Kingdom Department... Read More

Interview with Christopher Ivory, VP Land Solutions at Global Eagle

How is Global Eagle involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Global Eagle acquired Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) in 2016. EMC has been an industry leader in providing critical communications for the humanitarian and development sectors for the past 16 years. We provide end to end satellites solutions for office applications... Read More

[Infographics] Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar

Public spending on education has risen by 49% in Myanmar since 2012. However, only half of school-age children complete their education. In the Philippines the percentage of children in primary education drops to 33%, according to the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic on education and infrastructure resilience in... Read More

Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2017 Edition

Modern science and technology transformed how the humanitarian community addresses current and emerging challenges. Disaster response and preparedness, emergency procurement, agricultural productivity as well as health & WASH practices are more effective thanks to innovative solutions aimed to support vulnerable populations and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.... Read More

[Infographic] Infrastructure resilience & ICT development in Southeast Asia

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar. The global infrastructure gap is a pressing issue. According to the Asian Development Bank report, $26 trillion is required by 2030 to resolve... Read More

Help Us Find Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development - 2017 Edition

For the past two years, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has published an online guide to cutting-edge solutions, products and technology used by NGOs, UN agencies, governments and Red Cross in humanitarian action across the globe. Last year’s 2016 edition, "Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development", portrayed a variety... Read More

How International Development NGOs Use Online Technology

The Aid & International Development Forum has partnered with Nonprofit Tech for Good on the second annual edition of the Global NGO Online Technology Report.  The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology... Read More

[infographic] Using Virtual Reality for Disaster Response Training

Disasters can strike at any time, and we need to be prepared when they do. Rapid response teams can minimize casualties if they get the right kind of training. Virtual reality is an advanced technology that may be used for this purpose. It provides users with artificial worlds that they... Read More

[report] AIDF Mobile for Development 2:Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology

INCLUSION, EXPANSION AND THE FUTURE OF MOBILE HEALTH The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has just released its second publication on the use of mobile technologies for development and humanitarian work with a focus on health. The AIDF Mobile for Development Report Part Two: Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology is part of... Read More

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