We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season.
The Global Humanitarian Overview states that for 2017, humanitarian partners will require a record US$22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. With more than 65 million people having to flee for their lives as a result of violent conflicts and natural disasters, the world is facing an unprecedented displacement crisis.
Information and communication technology (ICT) is crucial to optimising the effectiveness and reach of disaster response. From open data transforming the way we interact, empowering citisens, improving access to healthcare and combating food insecurity to mobile money services lifting thousands of Kenyan households out of extreme poverty, ICT is the key driver for accelerating innovation, improving economic development and social development.
The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a series of infographics that explore infrastructure resilience & energy, migration, disasters & development assistance and education in sub-Saharan East Africa. These infographics were created in time for the 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. Discuss with 300+ leading humanitarian and development experts how to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan Africa and discover game-changing innovations in mobile technology, humanitarian logistics, health & WASH, communications, shelter and refugee camp management.
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