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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

CIWM and WasteAid UK to produce guidance on low-cost reuse and recycling technologies

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is to fund the development of a guidance...

  •  November 22, 2016

Protecting the rights of every child

On the 20th of November, the UN and UNESCO mark Universal Children’s Day devoted to promoting...

  •  November 21, 2016

World Toilet Day: “toilets and jobs”

World Toilet Day, observed on 19 November, raises awareness and inspires efforts to reach the 2.4...

  •  November 18, 2016

The Open Data Revolution to Achieve Zero Hunger

In today’s evolving global landscape we face complex challenges. Populations are growing, climates are changing...

  •  November 15, 2016

Sustainable Development Goals one year on: Zero Hunger by 2030?

One year on from the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Aid...

  •  November 11, 2016

[infographic] Global Healthcare Funding

In 2014, total Development Health Assistance (DAH) amounted to $35.9 billion, a drop of 1.6%...

  •  November 09, 2016

Millions more children to be protected against disease thanks to UNICEF’s new vaccine deal

Millions more children in the world’s poorest countries will receive the pentavalent vaccination, preventing the...

  •  November 08, 2016

[infographic] Global Child Health and Available Healthcare in Sub-Saharan East Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, a number of adverse conditions have placed children at high risk, including...

  •  November 07, 2016

Aid & Development Africa Summit moves to Nairobi

The Aid & International Development Forum would like to announce that the 2nd annual Aid...

  •  November 04, 2016

New mobile app to drive action towards the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September the GSMA, in collaboration with the United Nations and Project Everyone, launched the...

  •  November 03, 2016

Morocco to raise $30bn for agriculture adaptation in Africa

A new initiative aims at mobilising US $30 billion to help the agriculture sector in...

  •  November 01, 2016

[infographic] Communicable Diseases in sub-Saharan East Africa

The recent AIDF infographic provides a snapshot of the current health situation in sub-Saharan East...

  •  November 01, 2016

The World Disasters Report 2016: the Ignition for Building Resilience

The world today is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. It has been estimated that...

  •  October 28, 2016

[infographic] WASH in sub-Saharan East Africa

The Aid & International Development Forum has released an infographic that explores health and WASH in sub-Saharan East...

  •  October 27, 2016

United Nations Day

United Nations Day is observed on the 24th October each year, 2016 marks the 71st...

  •  October 25, 2016

Polio Eradication Near Its Endgame

The World Polio Day is marked on 24th October with polio eradication partners celebrating the...

  •  October 24, 2016

Top 15 technology solutions transforming Africa

Join the 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit on 28 February-1 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya to discover game-changing...

  •  October 19, 2016

World Food Day

The right to food is a basic human right; however, some 795 million people in the world...

  •  October 17, 2016

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day, observed on the 15th October, is dedicated to spreading awareness and increasing...

  •  October 14, 2016

International Day for Disaster Reduction: “Live to Tell”

The 13th October marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction; the 2016 “Live to Tell”...

  •  October 12, 2016

Making data relevant – the biggest challenge for M4D and the SDGs?

While a great deal of work and energy is going into the achievement of the...

  •  October 06, 2016

Lessons learned from the recent drought response in Ethiopia

Drought, worsened by El Niño effects, is having a devastating impact on the lives and...

  •  October 04, 2016

[infographic] Using Virtual Reality for Disaster Response Training

Disasters can strike at any time, and we need to be prepared when they do....

  •  October 03, 2016

Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016: CHIP Takeaways

We were among the over 300 attendees convened in Washington, D.C. for the Aid & International...

  •  September 30, 2016

2016 Global NGO Online Technology Survey

The Aid & International Development Forum has partnered with Nonprofit Tech for Good on the 2016...

  •  September 30, 2016

Eight Principles for Digital Payments in Humanitarian Response

Since 2010, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has funded at least 80...

  •  September 30, 2016

Electronic transfers in humanitarian response: Good news, bad news and how-to

Digitizing the delivery of humanitarian aid has so much appeal. By taking cash out of...

  •  September 27, 2016

World Renowned Humanitarian Experts Gathered at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 was held in Washington D.C. on 7-8 September...

  •  September 22, 2016

Cash-based programming: choosing the right provider

While cash and vouchers currently account for around six percent of total humanitarian spending, according...

  •  September 21, 2016

Implications for Disaster Response Thanks to Pokemon Go

Since Pokemon Go was released a couple of months ago, the app has launched itself into...

  •  September 20, 2016

International Day of Peace - The SDGs: ‘Building Blocks for Peace’

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on...

  •  September 20, 2016

Planet of the Apps at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

The Planet of the Apps, as part of the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 on...

  •  September 16, 2016

World Panel to Address Energy Poverty at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

Access to energy is categorized by the UN as nothing less than a basic human...

  •  August 30, 2016

How satellite connectivity can enable successful delivery of the United Nations’ SDGs

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted 17...

  •  August 25, 2016

[infographic] Technology’s Role in Disaster Aid Relief

Thousands of people are killed every year in natural disasters. Rescue teams and aid agencies...

  •  August 23, 2016

The Aftermath of Louisiana: Improving Resilience to Flooding

Unprecedented rainfall in the U.S. State of Louisiana, more than four times the average amount...

  •  August 22, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: Uniting as ‘One Humanity’

With more than 130 million people around the world in need of humanitarian assistance to...

  •  August 19, 2016

Emergency Lighting Solution Improves Education

Speedtech Energy, the leading manufacturer of solar energy-saving lighting devices in emerging markets, has accumulated...

  •  August 15, 2016

NRS International launches interactive Virtual Disaster Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

NRS International and the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) will launch a Virtual Disaster...

  •  August 04, 2016

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

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

  •  August 04, 2016

UN report promotes the cross-benefits of farming and forestry to improve food security

On 18 July, for the start of World Forest Week, the UN Food and Agriculture...

  •  August 01, 2016

CDC at the Forefront of the Fight Against Zika Virus

The 2015-16 Zika epidemic has seen the virus spread throughout South America and into Central...

  •  July 28, 2016

Mobile for Development - Why the Back-Office Needs to Play Catch-Up

Few industries are growing faster than mobile technology. This has opened up boundless possibilities in...

  •  July 26, 2016

Disaster Relief - Approaches to Providing Emergency Shelter

Displacement has always been a complex and pressing issue. On one hand, UNHCR, the UN Refugee...

  •  July 20, 2016

Overcoming challenges in deploying ICT solutions for disaster response

ICT and communications solutions are vital to disaster response operations. The latest figures show that...

  •  July 15, 2016

Interview with Luc Provost, CEO B Medical Systems at AIDF AID & DEVELOPMENT ASIA SUMMIT 2016

Luc Provost is CEO of B Medical Systems (a former division of the Dometic group),...

  •  July 13, 2016

Disaster Relief and the Startup Phenomenon

The ‘startup’ business model is now a truly global phenomenon. As the world becomes more...

  •  July 11, 2016

Drone Technology Revolutionising Disaster Relief

Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are increasingly coming to the forefront of humanitarian technology...

  •  July 07, 2016

Call for Apps Supporting Worldwide Disaster Response

A new competition has been launched to find innovative apps that support worldwide disaster response activities.  Apply...

  •  July 07, 2016

New Solutions for Safe Vaccination from B Medical Systems

B Medical Systems, the leading manufacturer and distributor of cold chain equipment for large scale...

  •  July 06, 2016

Africa’s Mobile Money

The importance of digital communication and finance is becoming increasingly important in Africa’s strides towards...

  •  June 30, 2016

Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 Highlights Role of Innovation

The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22...

  •  June 30, 2016

[report] Operational Feasibility of Smallholder Innovations

This report, compiled by Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University, examines the operational feasibility of...

  •  June 10, 2016

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