Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement & Humanitarian Aid

Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement & Humanitarian Aid

On 29th June 2017, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Advice & Trends in Emergency Procurement and Humanitarian Aid’.

Brian Corry, Acting Deputy Vice President, Contracts and Administration, Millennium Challenge Corporation offered first-hand insights and guidance on how to procure good and services during emergency scenarios. Kenny Cheung, the World Bank’s Chief of Procurement provided the audience with a brief overview of procurement for emergency and development projects.

Through a multi-channel marketing campaign carried out over a period of two weeks, AIDF delivered a successful webinar resulting in 543 sales leads and 30% attendance rate.

The webinar gathered 692 participants from 77 countries around the world. To view the webinar case study, please click here. Watch the webinar recording below.

Hear first-hand from Kenny Cheung, Chief of Procurement, World Bank at the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit in Washington D.C. this September.

Together with Bobby McCane, Head of Contracting, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Miguel Alvarez, Officer in Charge, Field Supply Team, Procurement Division, United Nations and Carlos Carrazana, Executive VP, COO, Save the Children, they form a panel "Update on Emergency Procurement Strategy" to discuss:

  • Best practice and guidelines for procuring goods/services during emergency scenarios
  • Value for money: monitoring and evaluating your procurement decisions
  • Debate benefits and risks of social sourcing in local markets near the affected area
  • Addressing considerations around re-usability, sustainability, and scalability
  • Discussing specific challenges of procuring ICT solutions
  • How to improve supplier relationship management and long-term partnerships

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