Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016



With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 (2-3 February, UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) fast approaching, you are invited to hear from internationally recognised experts, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa, including:

  • E. Debretsion G. Michael, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Ethiopia and H.E. Kesetebirahn Admasu, Minister of Health, Ethiopia invited as keynote speakers of the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016
  • Opening Keynote Address by H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
  • Update on UN Procurement principles and process by Beng Teoh, Consultant, Procurement Unit, United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA)
  • An update on child and maternal health initiatives and innovations with John Graham, Country Director of Save the Children as panel moderator and Dr Martina Fuchs, Real Medicine Foundation, Brigitte Dacosta, bioMérieux and Lena Wahlhed, HemoCue as participating speakers
  • New Financing and Electronic Payment Models: applying mobile money as tool in humanitarian and development programmes and managing the transition towards digital payments with Lorenz Wild, Senior Economic Technical Advisor, PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion), Mercy Corps and Silvester O. Kobare, Financial Inclusion, CARE
  • Panel: Innovations, Partnerships, Technologies for Effective Emergency Communications – moderated by Gianluca Bruni, Chief of Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, UN World Food Programme (WFP) with participation of Andrew Rugege, Regional Director for Africa, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Matt Child, VP Global Government, Eutelsat


Amongst other topics covered at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016:

  • Data & Knowledge Management and Sharing
  • Safety and Training of Aid Workers
  • HIV and AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda​
  • Improving Livelihoods of Displaced People
  • Building & Strengthening Strategic Partnerships

There are only four weeks left and with over 250 participants already registered, book your place now to discover new innovations and benefit from dedicated networking opportunities.

To view complete speaker list and agenda, or to register your participation at the AIDF Africa Summit 2016, please visit

We look forward to welcoming you to the AIDF Africa Summit in February!

Press Release courtesy of AIDF Africa Summit