‘No Time To Retreat’ Report by UN OCHA

The reinforcement, rather than replacement, of local and national crisis management systems by international actors was the most reported area of progress by the participating stakeholders, according to ‘No Time To Retreat’ by UN OCHA, the first annual synthesis report on progress since the World Humanitarian Summit.  The Agenda for Humanity outlines a plan to meet humanitarian... 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

Reaching SDGs through Private Sector Partnerships

Presently, over half of partnerships with the UN involve only one private sector partner. Additionally, 79% of UN partnerships last less than five years. These factors have led to a lack of scalability with partnerships and the inability for scaling up to increase positive impacts. There are also multiple issues... Read More

Top 100 Twitter Accounts to Follow in African Aid & Development

In advance of the Aid and Development Africa Summit, AIDF has created a list of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts to follow in African aid and development. The list is comprised of 50 humanitarian leaders and 50 organisations all working to advance Sustainable Development Goals in the region.  The accounts were chosen based on... 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

Indigenous Africans Face Barriers in this Developing Continent

August 9th marks the annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There are approximately 370 million indigenous people around the world. Indigenous people face more barriers than their non-indigenous counterparts. They make up 15% of those impoverished around the world, despite being only 5% of the global population. There... Read More

ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century

The continent of Africa is currently at a development impasse.  As global aid patterns shift and African economies weaken from the drop in commodity prices, Africa’s development becomes stagnate. According to the ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century, Africa’s population has increased by 14% since 2012, but... Read More

United Nations Report on Sustainable Development Goals

Commenting on the recently published UN report on the progress of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarked that the “rate of progress in many areas is far slower than needed to meet the targets by 2030”. This is highlighted by the rising death rates attributable to... Read More

Responding to Climate Change with Climate Science in Kenya

Kenya, like many other climate vulnerable countries around the world, has experienced natural disasters and extreme weather at an alarming rate and immense intensity. The impacts of climate vulnerability and natural disasters disproportionately affect the infrastructure and resilience of a country like Kenya. As rainfall during the rainy season remains... Read More

$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 them where they need to go? What is the social value of having reliable cold chains maintaining the strict temperature ranges demanded by vaccines, even in the harshest of climates? B Medical Systems has found that... Read More

What Did the United Nations Buy Last Year?

According to a recent report released by the UN, last year the United Nations increased its overall volume of procurement as compared to that of 2015 by 0.8 percent.  In US dollars, this translates to a $137.2 million change from roughly $17.6 billion to $17.7 billion.  While many organizations saw... Read More

100 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts in Disaster Relief & Development

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a list of leading Twitter accounts in disaster response and development. Inspired by the 9th annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit, AIDF’s 100 Must-Follow Twitter List includes influencers, NGOs, UN agencies, foundations, charities and media with highest levels of engagement,... Read More

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