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)

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



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



Case studies: 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


Case studies: 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






Networking lunch


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


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






Roundtable Discussions






Refreshment break





Debate: Alternative means of financing aid and development 

- Discussing the future of humanitarian funding
- Nationalising 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

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





Keynote Address



17.30– 19.00



Networking Drinks Reception



DAY 2 – 7 September 





Registration & Exhibition Opens










Opening Keynote Address





Health Resilience

- 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






Panel: Innovations and Technologies to Support Health SDGs and Response

 - 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






 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




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

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

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





Innovation Pitch


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



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 programmes
- Partnerships and collaborations for electronic payment applications





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 


 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)




 Innovation Pitch






Refreshment break /Planet of the Apps





Round tables//simulation with “Partnership for Quality Medical Donations” 







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 programme
- 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