Who we are
The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation in humanitarian and development sectors by bringing together governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, national and international NGOs, development banks, investors and the private sector.
Over the last 14 years, AIDF has hosted high-profile summits at the UN and government buildings in Asia, Africa and North America with an aim to provide a platform for independent debate, knowledge exchange and for establishing long-lasting partnerships to improve efficiency and effectiveness of aid and international development.
Through our events and daily content, we bring matters of sustainable development to the forefront of the global agenda in order to address increasing number of disasters, lack of access to health & Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), pressuring food insecurity and malnutrition, shortage of funding for aid and development programmes across the world. See events calendar or explore the latest insights.
AIDF brings together key humanitarian and development practitioners, influencers, investors, thought leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Our events and insights are based on comprehensive research and contributions from world leading experts including government ministers, FAO, UNESCAP, WFP, Asia Development Bank, UN OCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, GIZ, Red Cross, World Bank and many others. Some of the keynotes include:
Building on the tight-knit community of Summit attendees, AIDF has created an online audience of humanitarian and development practitioners across the world with an aim to improve coordination across the regions and foster cross-sector engagement between UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector. Find out more how you can get involved, check out our Media Pack.
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“I’m pleased to note that this Summit of international repute that has brought a wide area of experts and policy makers from around the world has been tailored to the needs of developing countries and I hope that the Summit will benefit Malaysia and the rest of Asia” -
Datuk Loo Took Gee, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia
”AIDF has allowed me to build a very diverse level of partnerships with big organisations who are interested in humanitarian affairs as well as small entrepreneurs” -
Rosa Malango, Chief of External Relationships & Partnerships, UN OCHA
‘‘One thing that strikes me more than anything is that this is a platform for practitioners to come together and exchange their information, just as much as at the formal seminars and discussions as well as meeting during breaks and exchanging cards. I seldom see this degree of interaction amongst participants and this will serve them well because different people, from different countries and different parts of the region are working on similar areas and … could be great investment. I’m very heartened by the emerging success of this event.’’ -
Vinod Thomas, Director General of Independent Evaluation, Asian Development Bank
‘‘I think it is a very interesting forum where academia, government representatives, private sector, international organisations and the development community all together to have a dialog and present different perspectives, because when different perspectives come together everybody learns and improves. So I think it is a great platform.’’ -
Dr. Sharad Sapra, Director of the Global Innovation Centre, UNICEF