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Newsletter - January 2018

2018 is well underway, coming to the end of January with AIDF’s first event of the year only a few weeks away. Held in Nairobi, Kenya on February 27th-28th, 2018, our 3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will present our “Innovator of the Year Award” to one of the 20 finalists recently announced. Read the shortlist here to learn about some innovative and creative approaches to aid and development, and get inspired!

AIDF’s live webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’ last week received an overwhelming response! Our nearly 600 registrations, over 543 companies from 77 countries, was a testament to our incredible speakers, David Del Conte, Deputy Head of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Noelle O'Brien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) and Engida Mandefro, Deputy Secretary General for Disaster Risk Management for Red Cross Ethiopia. Hear their insights by watching the webinar recording here.

Head here to check out ADIF’s latest news updates. Notably, UNICEF provides extensive technical and financial support to North-East Africa, having treated over one million children for severe acute malnutrition. In collaboration with the Malala Fund, Apple is undertaking plans to support the education of underprivileged females. Meanwhile, the FAO is launching a new campaign to empower Indigenous women, arguing their heightened discrimination makes them highly vulnerable and heightens poverty and malnutrition.

AIDF invites you to join our next webinar on "Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Africa”. Taking place on Wednesday, 7th of February at 10.00 GMT / 13.00 EAT, the webinar will discuss strengthening health systems to respond to female priorities and improving access to basic health care through education and workforce preparation, as well as more! Register your participation now.

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Innovator of the Year Award: Finalists Announced!

AIDF is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalist for its "Innovator of the Year Award". We received a large number of nominations recognising inspiring leadership, creative problem solving and innovative approaches to aid and development. The winner of the award will be announced on 28 February 2018 at the 3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.

Improving Adoption Of Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies In Africa

On 17th January the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’. Aimed at senior representatives from ministries of agriculture, heads of key agri-related public institutions, UN agencies, agricultural firms, NGOs, farm associations...


Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa


  • Improving access to basic provision from clinic to community, including education and workforce preparation
  • Strengthening health systems to collect high-quality data in order to respond to the needs and priorities of women and girls
  • Promoting gender-sensitive health systems, policy and practices
  • Traversing the gap between communities, health systems and governments
Matthias Boyen, UNICEF

Treating Acute Malnutrition: UNICEF

UNICEF has treated over one million children for severe acute malnutrition, with 400,000 of them alone in Nigeria in 2017.

Bamidele Omotola, a senior nutrition specialist at UNICEF’s Nigeria country office, discusses malnutrition in children. Notably, he references ‘early childhood development’ and highlights the critical importance of providing proper nurturing and care in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.

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Who will Feed the Hungry?

Apple will partner with Malala Fund to provide education for underprivileged girls

Apple and Malala Fund have announced a new partnership that will see the technology giant offer technical expertise and resources to support Malala Fund’s aim of providing over 100,00 underprivileged girls with an education.

Malala Fund was founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafza and aims to provide girls across the world with at least 12 years of...

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Ending discrimination against indigenous women will end hunger

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for an end to discrimination against indigenous women, arguing that this will also end poverty.

Speaking at the recent Forum on Indigenous Women in Mexico City, Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva, said this group of women face discrimination from all quarters...

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