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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17th is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year marks the 25th...

  •  October 17, 2017

Public-Private Partnerships in the Development Sector

A Devex report recently looked into five public-private partnerships between government development and aid agencies...

  •  October 13, 2017

International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13th is International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day to promote a global culture...

  •  October 11, 2017

East Africa Facing a Hunger Crisis

World Food Day raises awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger in order...

  •  October 06, 2017

Caribbean Disaster Response Communications by ITC Global

In the wake of the recent back-to-back hurricanes that have devastated the Caribbean, remote satellite...

  •  October 05, 2017

United Nations General Assembly 2017

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded on 25 September in New York City. Much...

  •  October 05, 2017

Indigenous Africans Face Barriers in this Developing Continent

August 9th marks the annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There are approximately...

  •  October 02, 2017

World Habitat Day

October 2nd is World Habitat Day, which is a day to reflect on the basic...

  •  October 02, 2017

Planet of the Apps at the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017

As part of the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017 that took place in Washington,...

  •  September 29, 2017

ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century

The continent of Africa is currently at a development impasse.  As global aid patterns shift...

  •  September 27, 2017

United Nations Report on Sustainable Development Goals

Commenting on the recently published UN report on the progress of achieving Sustainable Development Goals...

  •  September 25, 2017

Hurricane Season and the Dawn of the Technological Response

The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico have recently faced trial after trial with the...

  •  September 20, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Steps for Small Businesses

A disaster of any size can turn a small business upside-down. A single tropical storm...

  •  September 20, 2017

Responding to Climate Change with Climate Science in Kenya

Kenya, like many other climate vulnerable countries around the world, has experienced natural disasters and...

  •  September 19, 2017

The Path to Achieving Health SDGs

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a report estimating the amount of investment...

  •  August 24, 2017

Interview with Steve Birnbaum, Business Development Manager, Marlink

How is Marlink involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Marlink has a long history...

  •  August 21, 2017

[infographic] Disaster Preparedness and Prevention

Disaster preparedness methods and prevention infrastructure have been proven to mitigate the impacts of catastrophes...

  •  August 16, 2017

Interview with Christopher Smith, Director at FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

How is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) involved in the humanitarian aid and development...

  •  August 14, 2017

Early warning, early action: Emerging innovations in disaster response

In a disaster situation, the ability to detect developments and distribute information can save lives. Researchers...

  •  August 11, 2017

Interview with Gemma Bulos, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Global Women’s Water Initiative

How is the Global Women's Water Initiative involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Global...

  •  August 10, 2017

[Infographic] Economic & Agricultural Impact of Disasters

In 2016, the world suffered $175 billion USD in economic losses as a consequence of...

  •  August 03, 2017

AIDF To Host Global Debate On Improving Disaster Relief And Development

More than 300 decision-makers from leading NGOs, UN and disaster relief agencies, global aid and...

  •  August 02, 2017

Virtual reality also impacts cold-chain

Given that pharmaceutical companies are experiencing a significant transition, Envirotainer is working closely with its...

  •  July 31, 2017

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...

  •  July 28, 2017

$4.5 million of Social Cost Averted by One Cold Chain Unit

The miracle of vaccines is undeniable, but what about the delivery and storage mechanisms that get...

  •  July 26, 2017

Interview with Carlos Glatt Russek, CEO and Co-Founder of Glatt Stove

How is Glatt Stove involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Glatt Stove produces...

  •  July 25, 2017

Interview with Luca Palazzotto, WASH Technical Lead at Relief International

How is Relief International involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Relief International (RI)...

  •  July 24, 2017

Disasters & Climate Change: Impact & Exposure

In the nearly twenty years between 1996 and 2015, there were 7,056 disasters recorded worldwide,...

  •  July 24, 2017

Facilitating Local Innovation to Community Problems through 3D Printing Technology

Two years ago Colin Keogh and Dr Shane Keaveney began a charitable project with the...

  •  July 20, 2017

Interview with Hani Shannak, Senior ICT Advisor, Partnerships and Humanitarian Response at UNICEF

How is UNICEF involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector? The United Nations Children’s...

  •  July 18, 2017

Disasters & Climate Change: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million persons in 1997 to...

  •  July 17, 2017

Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement & Humanitarian Aid

On 29th June 2017, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Advice...

  •  July 13, 2017

Call for Apps Supporting Disaster Relief & Development

Following a fire in Fort McMurray, Canada which affected tens of thousands of residents, researchers...

  •  July 13, 2017

Natural Disasters and Income Inequality

While much of the discussion surrounding economic disparity and natural disasters pertains to the affluent/low-income...

  •  July 12, 2017

July 11: World Population Day

Today, July 11, the world observes annual World Population Day by bringing population-related issues towards...

  •  July 11, 2017

Disaster Response Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

As a world premiere on an international stage, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)...

  •  July 06, 2017

What Did the United Nations Buy Last Year?

According to a recent report released by the UN, last year the United Nations increased...

  •  June 29, 2017

How Big-Name Corporations Are Introducing Innovation To Disaster Response Efforts

This month, Facebook announced an innovative new program designed to make use of the prevalence...

  •  June 27, 2017

Takeaways from Aid & Development Asia Summit: Technology & Partnerships

The 3rd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit was held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 14-15...

  •  June 26, 2017

International Community Honours Refugees on World Refugee Day

On last Tuesday, June 20, the international community took a collective stand for the global...

  •  June 22, 2017

Humanitarian leaders to gather at Aid & Development Asia Summit next week

More than 250 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to...

  •  June 08, 2017

After Sale Service, a Key Ingredient in the Support of Health Programs

Early 1998 when Okkar Thiri started operation in Myanmar it was obvious that in spite...

  •  June 07, 2017

100 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts in Disaster Relief & Development

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a list of leading Twitter accounts...

  •  June 01, 2017

Engaging Consumers and Communities in Providing Clean Water

Per the World Health Organization (WHO)/ UNICEF, 663 million people lack access to an improved...

  •  May 30, 2017

Ambitious Tasks Await WHO’s New Director-General

As of July 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be curated by the new...

  •  May 30, 2017

17 Million People Worldwide Suffer From Food Insecurity

In 2016, 108 million people suffered “Emergency” levels of food insecurity, a 35 percent increase...

  •  May 25, 2017

[Infographics] Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar

Public spending on education has risen by 49% in Myanmar since 2012. However, only half...

  •  May 19, 2017

The Impact of Big Data on Development and Disaster Resilience

May 17th marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day bringing awareness and recognition to the impact...

  •  May 17, 2017

Promoting Accountability in Foreign Assistance through Biometrics

Biometrics in Assistance Biometrics – the use of physical characteristics to identify individuals – offer...

  •  May 11, 2017

Planet of the Apps at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

As part of the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 that took place in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  •  May 11, 2017

58% of Diarrhoeal Diseases Globally Are a Result of Unsafe Water Sources

2.4 billion people globally live without improved sanitation. Contaminated water can lead to numerous diseases...

  •  May 10, 2017

Procurement Trends & Advice for Southeast Asia’s Aid and Development Sector

On 26th April 2017, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on...

  •  May 08, 2017

[Infographic] Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is predominantly small-scale yet is a major source of livelihood. According...

  •  April 26, 2017

Role of immunisation in sustainable development and health resilience

Marked on 24-30 April 2017, World Immunisation Week raises awareness about the importance of vaccines...

  •  April 24, 2017

Democratising climate resilience and disaster response

More than $1.5 trillion in damage was caused as a result of natural disasters across...

  •  April 20, 2017

Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2017 Edition

Modern science and technology transformed how the humanitarian community addresses current and emerging challenges. Disaster...

  •  April 11, 2017

World Health Day

The World Health Day, marked on 7th April, highlights the importance of ensuring health and well-being...

  •  April 07, 2017

Humanitarian Response and Donor Funding in Myanmar

An estimated $150 million is required to meet the needs of half a million people...

  •  April 05, 2017

REFUNITE Brothers Awarded as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

Today, 29th March 2017, the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation awards the co-founders of...

  •  March 29, 2017

[Infographics] Disasters and Migration in Southeast Asia

The latest Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographics explores the causes and impact of...

  •  March 28, 2017

Importance of Cold Chains & Holistic Total Cost of Ownership

An unbroken and functioning cold chain is critical to ensuring that vaccines remain unspoilt and...

  •  March 28, 2017

World Tuberculosis Day - Education For Prevention

Between 2000-2014, 43 million cases of Tuberculosis (TB) had been diagnosed in an early stage...

  •  March 23, 2017

Putting users at the heart of emergency sanitation design

How can we increase the use of latrines in rapid-onset emergencies? How can we ensure...

  •  March 21, 2017

Access to energy to pave the way for Myanmar’s development

According to the recent AIDF infographic on infrastructure resilience and access to energy in Southeast...

  •  March 20, 2017

Putting innovation at the heart of the development efforts in sub-Saharan East Africa

Improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa was the theme of the...

  •  March 14, 2017

[Infographic] Infrastructure resilience & ICT development in Southeast Asia

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience...

  •  March 10, 2017

Focus on South East Asia: Myanmar

South East Asia is particularly prone to natural disasters: a situation which is compounded by...

  •  March 08, 2017

Report of ‘The ReMiND Project: Reducing Maternal and Newborn Death’

Catholic Relief Services recently released a report examining the impact and result of the ReMiND...

  •  February 22, 2017

Solar-powered ambulance to save lives in Bangladesh

The solar three-wheeled ambulance can run entirely on solar power and is perfect for Bangladesh’s...

  •  February 22, 2017

Mercy Corps Research Report on Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mercy Corps research report “Financing the Frontier: Inclusive Financial Sector Development in Fragility-Affected Africa” commissioned...

  •  February 16, 2017

Water: Vital to sustaining life

Water is a limited natural resource that impacts not only the existence but also the...

  •  February 16, 2017

The Role of Reliable Solar-powered Lighting in Modern Day Disaster Relief Efforts

What would you call basic human needs? Food, water and shelter? At least, that’s what...

  •  February 15, 2017

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...

  •  February 10, 2017

Interview with Danny Labin, Vice President of International Projects at Sesame Workshop

How is your organisation involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Sesame Street is...

  •  February 08, 2017

Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to...

  •  February 07, 2017

Supporting Peace-Keeping Operation in Africa

Driven by their vision to become the premier technology and acquisition service provider for the South...

  •  February 01, 2017

How International Development NGOs Use Online Technology

The Aid & International Development Forum has partnered with Nonprofit Tech for Good on the second...

  •  February 01, 2017

How NGOs and Aid Agencies Can Protect Themselves from Infrastructure Failure

Hybrid solutions are nothing new in the telecommunications industry. The need for redundancy and backup...

  •  January 31, 2017

Lifting Standards of the Cold Chain: Sure Chill Technology

An effective cold chain is essential to the safe delivery of vaccines. However many developing...

  •  January 26, 2017

Vaccination in DRC: solar fridges that save lives by B Medical Systems

In the remote south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo illness stricken areas suffer on a...

  •  January 26, 2017

Interview with Mark Irura, Project Manager and Technical Analyst, Development Gateway

How is your organisation involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector? Development Gateway (DG) is...

  •  January 26, 2017

Boosting the smallholder economy: Netafim Advancing UN SDGs

The recently published UNDP Human Development Report for 2015 identifies “sustainable work, which promotes human development while reducing...

  •  January 26, 2017

Air Partner and Envirotainer respond to the Ebola crisis

Air Partner and Envirotainer worked closely to implement a process to organize charter aircraft shipments...

  •  January 26, 2017

Technological Innovations Improving Livelihoods

This year’s Aid and Development Africa Summit is fast approaching! The Summit, which is due...

  •  January 23, 2017

Call for Apps Supporting Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

A new competition has been launched to showcase innovative apps that support humanitarian aid and...

  •  January 17, 2017

Kenya’s ICT secretary to give keynote address at Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi

With Aid & Development Africa Summit fast approaching, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is...

  •  January 16, 2017

From Intent to Action: Highlights for Asian Ministers

The world is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. With an estimated 98.5 million people...

  •  January 12, 2017

Strengthen African health systems to help achieve SDGs

Critical challenges in the coverage of key health services in Africa should be addressed to...

  •  January 03, 2017

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Education in sub-Saharan Africa

The recent Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic provides a snapshot of the current...

  •  December 21, 2016

Mobile money services are helping thousands of Kenyans escape poverty

A new study has revealed that access to mobile money services has lifted 194,000 Kenyan...

  •  December 20, 2016

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Disasters & Development Assistance in sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the world is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. A total of 574 disasters...

  •  December 19, 2016

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Migration in sub-Saharan Africa

To celebrate International Migrants Day, on the 18th December, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has...

  •  December 16, 2016

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience & Energy in sub-Saharan Africa

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access...

  •  December 14, 2016

The Global Humanitarian Overview 2017: Record funds for record need

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with humanitarian...

  •  December 09, 2016

Procurement Advice & Business Opportunities in the Aid and Development Sector

On 1st December 2016, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Procurement...

  •  December 07, 2016

The role of IT in sustainable development goals

How communications technology and connectivity are paramount to all stages of the work and energy...

  •  December 02, 2016

Testing begins on new HIV vaccine in time for World AIDS Day

Every year, on December 1st, World AIDS Day events take place across the world to...

  •  December 01, 2016

Myanmar’s Government must act to build an inclusive financial sector

Myanmar’s financial sector is undergoing a significant transition. Since 2012, it has witnessed a number...

  •  November 29, 2016

World’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has secured funding for the initial phase deployment of the...

  •  November 25, 2016

Ethiopian Government Aims to Mitigate Floods with New Dams

The Ethiopian Government is planning to construct two new dams to mitigate Ethiopia’s devastating and...

  •  November 23, 2016

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