Interview with Ugochi Daniels, UNFPA - Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit 2017
disaster-relief.aidforum.org | 6-7 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.
Interview with Ugochi Daniels, Chief of Humanitarian Response, The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
At the 2017 Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit in Washington, D.C., Ugochi Daniels spoke to the Aid and International Development Forum about the UNFPA’s recent initiatives and her perspective on the issues facing the disaster relief and development sector. The UNFPA has been bringing obstetric health to areas affected by disaster to ensure quality of life. Ms. Daniels stated that the lack of collaboration – particularly fragmented funding – within disaster relief and development is preventing projects from being as effective as possible.
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.
For more information about the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2018, please visit: http://disaster-relief.aidforum.org