Interview with Partnership For Humanity: Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit 2017 | 6-7 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.

Interview with Partnership for Humanity founders - Alex Balint, Senior Manager for Social Partnerships, Emergency Unit, ADRA International; Kevin Peach, International Business Consultant, NRS International & Michael Rettig, Founder, CEO, VP, LIFT Non-Profit Logistics.

At the 2017 Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit in Washington, D.C., Alex Balint, Kevin Peach and Michael Rettig spoke to the Aid and International Development Forum about their recent initiatives and their views on the key parts of aid delivery. All three are members of a coalition called the Partnership for Humanity that brings together NGOs, government offices and private companies to work together in disaster relief efforts. They view logistics as one the key components of disaster relief efforts, and believe that logistics partners are equal partners in relief as their services are a necessity to streamlining and delivering aid.

The 9th Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector companies involved in aid and development.

The Summit agenda expanded its scope beyond disaster relief and looked into emerging global challenges, innovations and opportunities in international aid and development sector.

The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH, supply chain, partnerships and financing of aid programmes.

As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits.

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