DAY 1 – 6 September 2017





Registration & exhibition opens











Opening Keynote Address

Christopher Smith, Director of Individual Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Department of Homeland Security




Procurement Strategy






Panel: Update on Emergency Procurement Strategy


-   Best practice and guidelines for procuring goods and 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 emergency affected area

-   Addressing considerations around reusability, sustainability, and scalability

-   Discussing specific challenges of procuring ICT solutions

-   How to improve supplier relationship management and long-term partnerships


Moderator: Carlos Carrazana, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Save the Children

Kenny Cheung, Chief of Procurement, World Bank

Bobby McCane, Head of Contracting, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Miguel Alvarez, Officer in Charge, Field Supply Team, Procurement Division, United Nations







 Innovation Pitch





 Refreshment Break



Humanitarian Logistics


Field Operations



Panel: Best Practice in Logistics and Supplier Management

- Addressing challenges

- Compliance and fraud prevention in INGO supply chains
- How to improve supplier relationship management and long-term partnerships


Dominic Grace, Director, Sourcing, and Operations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


John Service, STA Humanitarian Operations, HRD, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Anna Spindler, Head of Supply Chain Management Logistics Service, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Speaker tbc, Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA)

Panel: Disasters and Climate Change: Managing Risks & Crises Differently (insurance, financing)

- Building a culture of resilience and risk awareness
- Trends in public and private financing of new projects and initiatives
- Enhancing research support for 
large-scale investment programmes
- Discussing how short-term financing helps boost the productivity and income of rural families

Akshat Vishal Chaturvedi, Senior Advisor, Disaster Risk Management, World Bank



Discussion: Challenges in Storage and Last Mile Logistics

- Addressing the challenges of last mile logistics: How access has changed in some regions
- Better engaging with local partners and communities
- The role of technological innovations

Moderator: Dr. Hlekiwe Kachali, Project Director, Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute

Guy Luzitu, Chief Air Transport Officer, United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, World Food Programme (tbc)

Alex Greene, Senior Manager, Logistics, RTI International


Discussion: Field Supplies and Improving Community Livelihoods

- Discussing new technologies to better reach and engage communities
- Establishing successful public-private partnerships
- Increasing cross-industry collaboration and coordination of new initiatives
- Enhancing research support for large-scale investment
- Discussing integrated community-based initiatives

Moderator: Jacqueline Bass, Director Livelihoods, Social and Economic Development (SED), FHI360

George Sullivan, Regional Director, CPRS, American Red Cross






Networking lunch


Panel: Training and Safety of Aid Workers and Goods

- Aid delivery in territories with reduced infrastructure
- Keeping staff and goods safe in conflict zones and areas controlled by terrorist groups

- Sharing the risk and building partnerships for security and safety in complex emergencies

- Addressing different risk considerations for development and humanitarian aid

Emmett Fitzgerald, Director, CBR Project for Humanitarian Relief Workers

Amaury Cooper, Director, Global Safety and Security, Education Development Center (EDC)



Panel: Shelter Assistance and Post-Disaster Settlement Planning

- Enhancing disaster preparedness and strengthening disaster management capacities
- Improving preparedness and proactive mitigation: risk management and community management
- Discussing practices and policies for the advancement of disaster prevention and reduction
- Building back better: discussing initiatives for ensuring better recovery and post-disaster settlement

Moderator: David Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Global

Dr Joe Leitmann, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Team Leader, Resilient Recovery and Urban Resilience, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank Group

Charles Setchell, Senior, Settlements, and Hazard Mitigation Advisor, USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

Richard Walden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Operation USA


Innovation Pitch

Carlos Glatt Russek, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glatt Stove

Innovation Pitch

Susane Warner, Head of Sales, Tentnology 




Roundtable Discussions

  - Understanding the Humanitarian ICT Data Ecosystem with Anahi Ayala Lacucci, Senior Director, Humanitarian Programs, Internews





Refreshment Break





Debate: Alternative Means of Financing Aid and Development 

- Discussing the future of humanitarian funding
- Nationalizing and localizing humanitarian response
- Ensuring different funding through diversity
- Looking at alternative financial models such as crowdsourcing
- Addressing inefficiencies and strengthening needs-based funding in the humanitarian systems

Moderator: Paolo Sison, Director, Innovative Finance, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Peter George, Director, Investment, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice President for Countries, International Development Finance, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (tbc)





Keynote Address



17.30– 19.00



Networking Drinks Reception



DAY 2 – 7 September 





Registration & Exhibition Opens










Opening Keynote Address




Health Resilience





Panel: Innovations and Technologies to Support Health SDGs and Response

- Exploring latest trends and innovations in global health initiatives and technologies and their practical implications for improving community health
- Addressing the key stages for collaborative global health through the use of mobile solutions
- How to coordinate support and health-promoting activities
- Capacity building to better support at-risk groups

 Moderator: Ticia Gerber, P4 Technical Officer, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations

Kristen Finne, Programme Manager, emPOWER Initiative, Senior Policy Analyst, Division of Healthcare System Policy, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Ciro R. Ugarte, Director, Health Emergencies,  World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Donna Medeiros, Director, Data and Analytics, International Rescue Committee (IRC)





 Presentation/ Innovation Pitch




Refreshment Break





Conference Room 2

Health & WASH Innovations



Conference Room 5 

Technology & Data Strategy





Panel: Improving Maternal And Child Health


- Establishing robust emergency medical systems, especially for children and women
- Every Woman Every Child: Overcoming challenges of child and maternal health in emergency situations
- Addressing sexual and reproductive health
- Exploring medical innovations and future outlook
- Nutrition innovations and 
programmes to fight malnutrition


Moderator: Michael O'Brien, Health Technical Lead, Relief International

Alfonso Rosales, Senior Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, World Vision USA

Ugochi Daniels, Chief of Humanitarian Response, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  (tbc)


Panel: Emergency Communication, Connectivity, and Social Networks


- Update on latest innovations in communication technology, social networks for relief agencies
- Discussing latest trends and innovations for communication with affected communities
- How to best connect emerging  with existing technologies
- Improving the communication and coordination between disaster response actors
- Lessons learned from previous emergencies

Moderator: Kareem Elbayar, Technology Partnerships Adviser, Office of the Director, Corporate Programmes Division, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Joseph Burton, Counselor for Technology and Security Policy, U.S. Department of State

Isaac Kwamy, Director, Global Programs, Humanitarian Disaster Management, NETHOPE

Speaker tbc, Marlink

Hani Shannak, Chief, Operations, and Services, Division of ICT, United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)



Innovation Pitch

Valerie Rowlands, Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Industry Expert, Envirotainer AB


Innovation Pitch






Panel: Innovations and Best Practice to Tackle Communicable Diseases

- Disease prevention and control: vaccinations, testing, monitoring
- How to maximize the benefits of health 
programmes and collaborations
- Update on rapid testing solutions
- Improving access to HIV/AIDS prevention and counseling
- Scaling up treatment and care

Dr Jordan Tappero, Senior Advisor, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cynthia Mwase-Kasanda, Head of Africa and Middle East Department, Grant and Management Division, The Global Fund (tbc)


Panel: Payment Applications as Tools for Delivering Financial Relief and Inclusion


- Growth of mobile money and what it means for the development sector
- Driving digital and financial inclusion: Coordinating and enabling policies promoting financial inclusion
- Use of cash transfers in the emergency context  vs development 
- Partnerships and collaborations for electronic payment applications

Henri Dommel, Director, Inclusive Finance, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Carlos Monteverde, Project and Community Manager, Inclusive Finance, World Economic Forum (tbc)

Speaker tbc, Save the Children USA




Lunch break





Panel: Best Practice and Innovation in WASH


- Ensuring access to water and sanitation for crisis-affected population
- Discussing quality requirements and guidelines for drinking water in the field
- Examining solutions for water treatment
- Exchanging best practice for improving hygiene awareness

Moderator: Luca Palazzotto, Global WASH Technical Lead, Relief International

Keith Norris, Director, Water, and Sanitation, World Hope International

Gemma Bulos, Director, Global Women's Water Initiative



 Panel: How to better use ICT and data strategy to Support SDGs


- How can satellite connectivity enable successful delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Update on the Crisis Connectivity Charter and its practical implications
- Examples and guidelines on successful collaboration and partnership
- Overcoming regulatory challenges and technical obstacles around interoperability and coordination  

Moderator: Mikel Maron, Board Member, Chair of Voting Members, Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (HOT)

Stephen Hellen, Director, ICT4D & GIS, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Vince Onuigbo, Senior Director, Global Services, Hughes Network Systems

Adefela Adelekan, Senior Manager, Disaster Response Programme, GSMA




 Innovation Pitch






Refreshment Break


Planet of the Apps





Roundtable Discussions

- Connectivity and Emergency Communications with Lisa de Cerchio, Proposal Manager, Global Eagle  





Effective Partnerships for Aid & Development Programmes


- Exploring the opportunities for sustainable collaboration with the humanitarian supply chain
- Maximizing social and economic benefits by choosing the right partner and 
- Monitoring and measuring effective collaborations
- Evolution of partnerships in the humanitarian and development space: new actors, crowdsourcing, and new trends


Moderator: Tyler Rundel, Global Analyst, Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network (IARAN), Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Richard Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Food Program USA

Brian Kelly, Head of Community Stabilization Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Keith Kall, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, World Vision USA






Closing Remarks & End of Summit