7-8 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.
Interview with Dr Patrick Meier, Co-Founder, WeRobotics, Digital Humanitarian Network; International Consultant, Facebook, Planet Labs, World Bank Group; Founder, Humanitarian UAV Network
Find out what Dr Meier spoke about at the Global Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C. as he summarises the key messages from his work within digital humanitarian space.
Learn how to address the challenges that digital humanitarians face, related to technology and beyond, as well as what are the main barriers in adaptation of artificial intelligence and robotics in aid and development sector.
Global Disaster Relief Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes.
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 strategy, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH and financing of disaster relief.
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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