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6th annual

Disaster relief Summit 19-20 November 2014 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Washington D.C., USA |



Strategic Partners

Supporting Partners


Day 1: 19 November 2014 09.00 – 12.30

Trends and Innovations

12.30 – 13.15 Interactive Round Table Discussions 13.15 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 17.00 Parallel streams: Field Operations ICT Solutions

Welcome The Aid & International Development Forum is delighted to welcome you to the Disaster Relief Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building. The objective of this event is to help enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, safe and resource efficient way. More than 70 recognised experts from aid agencies, the government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, academia and the private sector are discussing best practice and innovations for disaster response globally.

Day 1: 20 November 2014 09.00 – 10.30


11.00 – 12.00

Parallel streams: Logistics & Transport Emergency Water Security

12.00 – 12.45 Interactive Round Table Discussions 12.45 – 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 – 17.00

Parallel streams: Logistics & Transport Emergency Water Security

-- S  elect debates and presentations aligned to your organisation’s needs from sessions on both days. -- J oin the interactive round table discussions and exchange your ideas and experiences. -- M  eet other humanitarian experts and start building long-lasting partnerships and collaborations. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to actively network and don’t be shy to ask questions – after the presentations, during the panel discussions or in the breaks. If you prefer to submit your questions anonymously, please send me an email at We thank you for joining us and wish you a productive and informative summit. Best wishes,

Sonja Ruetzel, Event Director and the AIDF team

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For all questions and enquires please visit the AIDF registration desk.

Please visit the event website for full speaker biographies as well as presentations after the event.



Agenda at a glance


DAY 1 – Wednesday 19 November 2014 08.00

Registration opens


Welcome: Sonja Ruetzel, Director, Aid & International Development Forum


Panel: Changing ICT Landscape for Disaster Relief -- T  he real impact of ICT innovations during crisis: streamline and simplify aid delivery with technology innovations -- How is the community working with technology? And what does this mean for relief work? -- Addressing cultural and gender-specific challenges for the use of ICT in disaster response `` Moderator: Nicholas Assad, Managing Partner, Connected Development Group `` Hani K. Shannak, Chief Operations & Services, Division of IT Solutions & Services, UNICEF `` Gianluca Bruni, Chief of IT Emergency Coordination Branch, UN World Food Programme `` David Jones, Chief Executive, Rescue Global


Panel: Effective Communication & Humanitarian Social Networks -- Strengthening resilience and early warning systems through information sharing -- Case study: integration of early warning into mobile applications in SE Asian countries -- A  pplying social media in disaster relief: how to make the most out of new technologies and social networks -- Communicating with and within affected communities and the role of social networks -- Data sharing through crowd sourcing and open source knowledge solutions -- Case study: Ebola response in Liberia `` Moderator: Gianluca Bruni, Chief of IT Emergency Coordination Branch, UN World Food Programme `` Thomas Sullivan, Chief of Staff, International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of State `` Richard Parker, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Project Concern International `` Widson Petit-Freres, AVP, Presales Engineering, PCCW Global `` Omar Abou-Samra, Senior Advisor Programs and Partnerships, Global Disaster Preparedness Center, American Red Cross


Refreshment Break


Panel: Safety of Field Personnel -- How ICT communications and tracking solutions can support safety and security of staff -- Discussing the interlink between safety and security -- Regulatory and organizational policies regarding security of field personnel -- Building partnerships for security and safety in complex emergencies `` Moderator: Kendra Davenport, Chief of Staff and Chief Development & Communications Officer, Africare `` Amaury Cooper, Deputy Director of Risk Management & Global Security, INSSA `` Drew Brandy, Vice President-Strategy & Development, Enterprise, Inmarsat `` Alastair Morrison OBE MC, Director, RW CHELSEA Group


Case Study: Care and Treatment When and Where Needed `` Paul Cropper, Global Lead, Military and NGO sector, Philips Healthcare


Roundtable Discussions Delegates are invited to participate in topic-specific interactive networking sessions to discuss the following topics in more detail and off-the-record: -- E  mergency communication: trends & best practice

-- Safety of field personnel -- W  omen and disaster relief: how can we better meet specific needs of women and families during disasters?

-- E  valuating technology for disaster relief: finding the right gadget or device for your mission

-- Preparedness and response for Ebola

-- L  egal aspects of surveillance and tracking: data protection and security issues

-- Emergency water supply and sanitation -- C  hildren in emergency situations: education, play zones, safety

-- E  ffective use of early warning systems and mapping -

-- E  ffective response to the fuel and energy needs of crisis-affected populations

-- C  ash transfers and mobile fundraising: how to set it up successfully?

-- R  egional capacity: working with regional groups and communities

-- S  atellite communication for faster and more efficient disaster relief

-- S  helter for emergency and post disaster reconstruction –

-- C  ultural and gender specific challenges: when using ICT for disaster risk reduction and relief -- Social media and networks


Networking Lunch

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`` Moderator: Chris Palusky, Sr Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision International

`` Moderator: Ben Barber, Journalist, Photographer, Consultant, Huffington Post, Legion Magazine, Blacksmith Institute

Presentation: 20th Anniversary of the White Helmets Initiative

Case Study: Using New Technologies to Build Resilience, Engage Communities & Reduce Risk

`` Ojea Andres Lucas Quintana, Member of the Polictical-Diplomatic Insertion Unit `` Agustina Maria Rato, Corporate Communications Coordinator, White Helmets, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic



Panel: Improving Product Standards to Protect Life and Livelihoods of Beneficiaries -- H  ow can safety be improved, looking at key areas such as shelter, energy, food and water supply? -- D  iscussion on implementing safety as standard across the board -- S  hifting the focus from temporary shelter to safe livelihoods and protection `` Farhaj Sawar, Managing Director, NRS International `` Mario Flores, Director, Disaster Response Field Operations, Habitat for Humanity International `` Katherine Arnold, Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves `` Martin Keitsch, FPM-H/Civil Protection, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Systems, Kaercher Futuretech

`` Emiliano Rodriguez Nuesch, Director, Pacifico

Panel: Best Practice in Data Collection and Analysis -- C  ase study: use of satellite imagery and mobile technology in Ethiopia -- E  xamining different solutions for data collection and mapping -- Identifying which solution at which time and for which scenario -- Lessons learned from military -- D  ata analysis for early-warning systems and disaster resilience `` Steve Birnbaum, Chairman of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Programs, Global VSAT Forum `` Sanja Celebic-Lukovac, Head of Project Development, IOM Iraq `` Charles Conley, CIO, iMMAP (tbc) `` Suman Biswas, CEO & Chief Software Architect, NiyamIT


Refreshment Break


Pitch Tank: Latest Product Inventions for Disaster Relief Onsite

Panel: Electronic Payment Applications as Tools for Delivering Financial Relief

Expert panel:

-- G  rowth of mobile money in developing countries and what this means for aid and development work

`` Moderator: Kendra Davenport, Chief of Staff, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Africare `` Johannes Slabbert, Logistics Procurement Specialist, Samaritan’s Purse `` Gabriel Pincus, Procurement Specialist, Chemonics International `` Juanita Rilling, Director, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Solar powered cooking unit `` Phil Langhorst, President, Sun-STAT -- Fire retardant shelter `` Farhaj Sawar, Managing Director, NRS International


-- What’s the reality of digital cash transfer? -- A  ddressing security concerns and acceptance -- Partnerships and collaborations `` Sara Murray, Electronic Payments Programme Manager, Mercy Corps `` Hamilton McNutt, Program Manager, Payment Innovations, NetHope `` Jeffrey Carre, Chief Technology Officer, Transversal

Case Studies: Emergency Response & Recovery Discussing lessons learned from: -- Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda `` Dr. Azadeh Hassani, Relief International (tbc) -- Ebola outbreak 2014 `` Dr. Joxel Garcia, MD, MBA, Director, District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH)

Panel: Utilizing Your Existing Technology More Efficiently -- H  ow can the humanitarian ICT community achieve more with less? -- M  ore efficient coordination of aid workers and supplies through digital networks and cloud solutions -- S  implifying and streamlining your IT assets to become more agile and effective `` Robert Cronin, Vice President, IREX `` Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager, American Red Cross


Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception YOUR FEEDBACK is invaluable as it allows us to further improve our service and future event programmes. We would be grateful if you could take a moment and fill out the feedback from you have received at the registration and hand it back to the AIDF staff. Thank you.




DAY 2 – Thursday 20 November 2014 08.00

Registration opens


Welcome: Sonja Ruetzel, Director, Aid & International Development Forum  hairman: Dominic Grace, Director, Procurement Support, United Nations Development C Programme (UNDP)


Presentation: Emergency Procurement `` Dmitri Dovgopoly, Director, UN Procurement Division


Panel: Innovative Financing Mechanism for Disaster Relief Projects `` Sergio Pombo, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation


Panel: Building Successful Public Private Partnerships and Collaborations -- Exploring the opportunities of sustainable collaboration within the humanitarian supply chain -- Maximizing social and economic benefits by choosing the right partner and project -- Monitoring and measuring the success of PPPs -- Identifying the added costs and risks to the agreement -- Growth and evolution of PPPs and CSR: what does the future hold? `` Courtenay Engelke, Senior Director, Finance, Investment, and Trade (FIT) Division, Millennium Challenge Corporation `` Robert Demeranville, OFDA Logistics Team Leader, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) `` Samuel Bendett, Assistant Research Fellow, TIDES (National Defence University) `` Bernardo Valenzuela, President, Terranova Global Trading Solutions (representing Navistar)


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Refreshment Break



Panel: Developing an Effective Procurement Plan

Panel: Providing Safe Drinking Water for Displaced People

-- C  omparing approaches for procurement decision modelling

-- Water quality: what is clean water?

-- L  atest trends and technologies to assist more accurate forecasting of supply requirements -- B  etter external engagement: ensure data flow for increased transparency and less supply chain risks -- Building effective purchasing partnerships `` Moderator: Bryan Richmond, Director, Supply Chain, Crown Agents USA `` Jin Leong, CPO, International Monetary Fund `` Dominic Grace, Director, Procurement Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) `` Robert Demeranville, OFDA Logistics Team Leader, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


-- R  esponsibilities for the quality in emergency situations -- Discussing technological minimum standards -- C  ollaboration and commitment to quality and accountability -- A  ccess to safe drinking water during emergencies -- C  hallenges of beneficiaries to accept purified water -- Ensuring safe use of the machinery on site `` Dr. John A Akudago, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technical Advisor, Samaritan’s Purse `` Dr. Dennis Warner, Senior Advisor, WASH and Environmental Health, Millennium Water Alliance `` Martin Keitsch, FPM-H/Civil Protection, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Systems, Kaercher Futuretech

Roundtable Discussions Delegates are invited to participate in topic-specific interactive networking sessions to discuss the following topics in more detail and off-the-record: -- Road safety and training -- T  hird party management: choosing and vetting suppliers -- O  vercoming distribution challenges: corruption & bribery -- T  ransporting supplies into areas of reduced infrastructure -- P  rocurement strategy: responsible and effective procurement practices -- Financing of disaster relief projects -- W  orking with the UN: how to write successful proposals and build strong relationships

-- F  ield meets engineering: comparing experiences and ideas -- D  iscussing water quality standards and goals -- F  inancing of water projects in disaster relief -- S  anitation and waste water management in camps -- Development water management -- E  xchange best practices for improving hygiene awareness and education -- C  apacity building and knowledge management

-- E  ngaging with local capacity to ensure better disaster operations


Networking Lunch






Panel: Achieving Operational Efficiency -- Improving early coordination in emergency situations

Panel: Sanitation and Waste Water Management -- Emergency WASH services

-- P  rofessionalizing logistics: ensuring agility and continuity

-- P  rovision of suitable sanitation systems in remote and populated areas

-- Eliminating programme waste and delays

-- D  iscussing adequate solutions for different disaster-relief scenarios

-- B  est practice for shipping supplies into areas of reduced infrastructure -- U  sing local capacity to increase efficiency in disaster settings `` Jaden McNeely, International Programs, Global Refuge International `` Helen Welch, Disaster Information Analyst, International Services, American Red Cross `` Wiley Knight, Humanitarian Logistics Solutions Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics `` Steven Smith, Executive Director, Airlink

-- R  apid and limited interventions in acute emergencies to comprehensive long-term interventions in complex emergencies -- S  pecial requirements of a wastewater treatment system for deployment during an emergency `` Moderator: Ugo Daniels, Chief of Humanitarian Response Branch, UNFPA `` Craig Ball, Director, Butyl Products Ltd `` Vanessa Tobin, Senior Technical Adviser, Water Supply, Sanitation & Water Resources Development, Program Quality & Support, Catholic Relief Services `` Dr. Ian Halsall, R&D Director, Worldwide Industries `` Jason Kass, President & Founder, Toilets for People


Panel: Best Practice in Fleet Management -- Fleet maintenance standards -- IVMS (In Vehicle Monitoring System) -- Procurement and financing of fleets -- R  isk and insurance: identifying, assessing and managing operational risks -- T  raining for fleet management and maintenance `` Martin Walsh, Programme Manager, Global Vehicle Leasing Programme (GVLP), UN World Food Programme `` Dante Disparte, US Managing Director, Clements Worldwide `` Kirk Born, Fleet Account Manager, Emerging Market Services, Ford Motor Company

Panel: Development Water Management: Ensuring Water Security for Vulnerable People -- E  mergency response systems vs development systems -- Comparing different solutions -- C  onsidering local social and technological customs -- Identifying the most vulnerable groups and strengthening community resilience -- V  ulnerability assessments of communities’ water supplies for possible disaster situations `` Moderator: Ugo Daniels, Chief of Humanitarian Response Branch, UNFPA `` Radwan Chowdhury, CEO, UDiON Foundation `` Lisa Schechtman, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Water Aid America `` David Darg, Vice President, International Operations, Operation Blessing International



Refreshment Break

Pitch Tank: Supply Chain Solutions for Transport and Shipping Expert panel: `` Moderator: Barry Kroon, Managing Director, International Procurement Agency

Identifying the right solution based on operational needs, costs, safety and ecological values Expert panel:

`` Johannes Slabbert, Logistics Procurement Specialist, Samaritan’s Purse

`` Moderator: Jennifer Schaus, Principal, Jennifer Schaus & Associates

`` Leonardo Acosta, Procurement & Supply Management, PRO/SE, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

`` Nathalie Rothschild, Senior Logistics Officer, Action Against Hunger

`` Martin Walsh, Programme Manager, Global Vehicle Leasing Programme (GVLP), UN World Food Programme Presentations: -- M  ulti-Purpose Vehicle for Agile and Effective Disaster Relief Operations `` Bernardo Valenzuela, President, Terranova Global Trading Solutions (representing Navistar) -- Humanitarian and Disaster Logistics Services


Pitch Tank: Water Security Solutions

`` Jim Lanning, Director of Acquisitions, International Relief and Development (IRD) `` Gabriel Pincus, Procurement Specialist, Chemonics International Presentations by: `` Gary Cruikshank, CEO, Aquamira Technologies Inc. `` Martin Keitsch, FPM-H/Civil Protection, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Systems, Kaercher Futuretech

`` Wiley Knight, Humanitarian Logistics Solutions Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

`` Dr. Ian Halsall, R&D Director, Worldwide Industries

Panel: Harness the Power of Training

Panel: Health Promotion Activities

-- Importance of training to improve safety and use of vehicles

-- Promotion of good hygiene behaviours and preventing infection spread, especially during emergencies

-- Road safety awareness campaigns `` Lauren D’Amore, Senior Analyst, Global Safety and Security, Save The Children -- S  ituational awareness in disaster preparation, response and recovery -- C  ommunication challenges in multi national / multi agency, complex emergency response `` David Jones, Chief Executive, Rescue Global

-- Capacity building and integration of WASH -- Engaging and consulting the community in planning WASH services to identify culturally and socially acceptable interventions `` John Sauer, Head of Communications & External Relations International Programs, Water for People `` Elynn Walter, Sustainability Director, WASH Advocates `` Jason Meisner, Asia Regional Program Associate, Relief International


End of Summit YOUR FEEDBACK is invaluable as it allows us to further improve our service and future event programmes. We would be grateful if you could take a moment and fill out the feedback from you have received at the registration and hand it back to the AIDF staff. Thank you.




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AIDF Disaster relief Summit 2014 Speakers Abou-Samra, Omar

Bendett, Samuel

Senior Advisor Programs and Partnerships, Global Disaster Preparedness Center American Red Cross

 ssistant Research Fellow for A Domestic Disaster Response, TIDES Project at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy National Defense University

Acosta, Leonardo Procurement & Supply Management, PRO/SE Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Akudago, Dr. John Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technical Advisor Samaritan’s Purse

Birnbaum, Steve Chairman of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Global VSAT Forum

Biswas, Suman CEO and Chief Software Architect NiyamIT

Annoni, Vincent Global Coordinator Impact Initiatives

Born, Kirk Fleet Account Manager, Emerging Market Services Ford Motor Company

Arnold, Katherine Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Brandy, Drew Vice President, Strategy & Development Inmarsat

Assad, Nicholas Managing Partner Connected Development Group

Bruni, Gianluca Chief of IT Emergency Coordination Branch UN World Food Programme

Ball, Craig Director Butyl Products Ltd

Carre, Jeffrey Chief Technology Officer Transversal

Barber, Ben Journalist, Photographer, Consultant Huffington Post, Legion Magazine, Blacksmith Institute


Celebic-Lukovac, Sanja Head of Project Development Department IOM Iraq

Davenport, Kendra

Founder & CEO UDiON Foundation

Chief of Staff, Chief Development & Communications Officer Africare

Conley, Charles

Demeranville, Robert


OFDA Logistics Team Leader U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Cooper, Amaury T.

Disparte, Dante

Deputy Director of Risk Management & Global Security International NGO Safety & Security Association (INSSA)

U.S. Managing Director Clements Worldwide

Dovgopoly, Dmitri Cruikshank, Gary CEO and Co-Founder Aquamira Technologies Inc

Director UN Procurement Division

Engelke, Courtenay Cronin, Rob Vice President IREX

Senior Director in the Finance, Investment, and Trade (FIT) Division Millennium Challenge Corporation

Flores, Mario Cropper, Paul Global Lead, Military and NGO Sector Philips Healthcare

Director, Disaster Response Field Operations Habitat for Humanity International

Garcia, Joxel, Dr. D’Amore, Lauren Senior Analyst Global Safety and Security Save the Children

MD, MBA, Director District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH)

Grace, Dominic Daniels, Ugo Chief of Humanitarian Response Branch UNFPA

Director, Procurement Support Office, Bureau of Management United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Halsall, Dr. Ian Darg, David Vice President, International

R & D Director Worldwide Industries

Operation Blessing International



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Hassani, Dr. Azadeh

Leong, Jin

Relief International

CPO International Monetary Fund

Jahangiri, Vahid Deputy Director International Lifeline Fun

McNeely, Jaden International Programs Global Refuge International (GRI)

Jones, David

McNutt, Hamilton

Chief Executive Rescue Global

Program Manager, Payment Innovations NetHope

Kass, Jason

Meisner, Jason

Founder and President Toilets for People

Asia Regional Program Associate Relief International

Keitsch, Martin

Morrison, Alistair, OBE, MC

FPM-H/Civil Protection, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Systems K채rcher Futuretech GmbH

Director RW CHELSEA Group

Knight, Wiley

Murray, Sara

Humanitarian Logistics Solutions Director Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Electonic Payments Programme Manager Mercy Corps

Kroon, Barry

Nuesch, Emiliano Rodriguez

Managing Director USA IPA (International Procurement Agency)

Director Pacifico

Langhorst, Phil

Palusky, Chris

President Sun-STAT

Senior Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) World Vision International

Lanning, James

Parker, Richard

Director of Acquisitions International Relief & Development (IRD)

Vice President for Marketing and Communications Project Concern International

Sarwar, Farhaj

AVP, Presales Engineering PCCW Global

Managing Director NRS International

Pincus, Gabriel

Sauer, John

Procurement Specialist Chemonics International

Head of Communications and External Relations, International Programs Water for People

Pombo, Sergio

Schaus, Jennifer

Investment Officer International Finance Corporation

Principal Jennifer Schaus & Associates

Quintana, Ojea Lucas

Schechtman, Lisa

Member of the PoliticalDiplomatic Insertion Unit Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic

Director, Policy & Advocacy WaterAid


Petit-Freres, Widson

Shannak, Hani K. Rato, Agustina Corporate Communications Coordinator Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic

Richmond, Bryan

Chief Operations & Services Division of IT Solutions & Services UNICEF

Slabbert, Johannes Logistics Procurement Specialist Samaritan’s Purse

Director, Supply Chain Services Crown Agents USA

Smith, Steven J. Rilling, Juanita

Executive Director Airlink

Director, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sullivan, Thomas

Robertory, Keith, MS, CEM Disaster Logistics Director American Red Cross

Chief of Staff U.S. Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of State

Tobin, Vanessa Rothschild, Nathalie Senior Logistics Officer Action Against Hunger

Senior Technical Adviser, Water Supply, Sanitation and Water Resources Development, Program Quality and Support Department (PQSD) Catholic Relief Services



Valenzuela, Bernardo

Warner, Dr. Dennis B.

President Terranova Global Trading Solutions

WASH and Environmental Health Millennium Water Alliance

Walsh, Martin

Welch, Helen

Programme Manager Global Vehicle Leasing Programme UN World Food Programme

Disaster Information Analyst International Services, American Red Cross

Walter, Elynn Sustainability Director WASH Advocates

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Strategic Partners Amzco

Amzco is a supplier of medical surgery equipment for emergency situations in Asia, Africa, and South America. Among Amzco main services and projects, worth mentioning are the assistance to UNFPA with no scalpel vasectomy instruments and several collaborations with USAID projects such as the supply of tents in Ethiopia, manufacturing of Norplant insertion for a Family Planning program and more.

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Aquamira Technologies Inc. has been developing water purification, filtration and storage solutions for personal and emergency use since 1999. As a proud sponsor of the AIDF summit, we will showcase our DIVVY Emergency Water System. The DIVVY system can be configured to deliver 2,500 - 6,000 gallons of quality drinking water without the need for fuel, electricity, special tools or technical expertise. The DIVVY system is ideal for low-resource environments and provides relief teams, disaster victims, field hospitals and communities with a technology designed to reduce the risks associated with widespread water contamination.


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Butyl Products

Butyl Products Limited have been working with Global Aid Agencies, International Relief Agencies and National Governments since 1965, responding to emergency/humanitarian aid situations and as part of planned infrastructure development projects. Butyl Products manufacture a range of supply, storage, treatment and water distribution systems plus kits especially manufactured for emergency aid use.


Argentinean chamber business representatives of producers of eggs, incubators, chicken producers, industry suppliers, refrigeration of chickens, broken eggs, exporters of eggs and egg products .


Clements Worldwide’s Partner Solutions leverages more than 65 years of insurance and risk management expertise in helping partners’ add value for their customers, enter new markets and innovate. Partner Solutions helps launch and manage affinity programs of global scope. Their work is informed by a rich consultative model “What can we do together that we cannot do on our own?” is addressing the challenge of worldwide rapid response capacity and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies by providing a solution to fill the communication gap in the first hours and days after a large-scale disaster. is a multi-layer platform consisting of satellite infrastructure and capacity, communication and coordination services and many more.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company has developed vehicles that customers desire and value for over a century. Consistent with our heritage, Ford is dedicated to the Aid and Development sector providing a full array of quality cars, trucks, vans and utility vehicles to support your transportation needs helping you “Go Further.”

Fundación Exportar

Fundación Exportar is the Commercial Promotion Agency dependent on the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. The institution comprises the public and private sectors, through an Administration Board which meets the most outstanding figures of the foreign trade, Fundación Exportar assists businesses in selling its competitive products effectively abroad in order to access, increase and diversify its exports.

Global Fleet Sales

Global Fleet Sales (GFS) is the authorized distributor of Ford Motor Company products to the Aid & Development community worldwide. As a large provider of critical vehicle sales and after-sales support in developing countries and postconflict markets, GFS have provided quality products for 25 years to organizations involved in global humanitarian aid from Afghanistan to South Sudan to Haiti.

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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Founded in 1871 as a family business, over the years Hellmann have grown into one of the world’s largest international logistics providers; with a network of over 440 offices represented in more than 157 countries. Hellmann offers individualized supply chain solutions integrating IT and purchase order/vendor management with customized and industry specific solutions.


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Kärcher is the world leading manufacturer of innovative cleaning products for both professional and private users. The product range includes high pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, window washers, steam cleaners, garbage and scrubbing machines, car washes and telehandlers for land conservation.


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NRS International

NRS International is a family-run humanitarian business offering innovative products that have social impact to those who need it the most. An industry leader in developing and manufacturing core relief items, long lasting insecticidal nets and solar products for the humanitarian aid- and public health sector.


NiyamIT is a fast growing technology solution provider for enterprise engineering services in federal and commercial sectors. Our solutions based on emerging technologies of Big Data Analytics, mobile enablement, GIS and diverse cloud topologies promise newer perspectives and capabilities to existing IT implementations in fields of Emergency Management, Grants Management, Healthcare and Business Process Management. Our disaster management solutions are FEMA’s technology backbone that estimate potential losses for first response, emergency, mitigation planning and catastrophe modeling for natural and man-made hazards. Crunching 220+ TB of GIS data residing in varied databases, our high performance search engine enables analytics for valuable insights for FEMA’s Risk Analysis Division.


Operation Blessing International (OBI) is one of the top-rated charities in America, providing humanitarian aid programs for safe water, disaster, medical and food security in 23 countries. OBI’s multifold approach to safe water includes filtration and disinfection strategies, rural community water systems, deep water wells and catchment systems.


Pacifico is a social innovation startup based in Mexico, Los Angeles, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Madrid. Pacifico develops innovation solutions to reduce risk in the face of natural disasters.

Parker Hannifin

Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13 billion, global company. Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies solves some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

PCCW Global

Covering more than 3000 cities and 130 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, international voice and VoIPX services.


Philips is dedicated to improving and saving lives through meaningful innovation. The company develops innovative medical technology solutions across the continuum of care in partnership with clinicians and for customers to expand access to care and improve outcomes, saving and improving more lives.


PYAM is a pharmaceutical company based in Argentina. Since 1991, it works in the elaboration of water biological purification tablets and powders for human use; and for general disinfections of hospitals and other areas. Institutions such as UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, PAHO, RED CROSS and others use our products to attend and prevent water diseases, especially in humanitarian emergencies and disasters.

Royal Roads University

At Royal Roads University learn to question everything, including you. Online and on-campus classes let you discover unique resolutions to current workplace challenges while developing the tools to achieve your ideal career. Perfect for working professionals, our cohort learning model of small group, on-campus residencies lets you examine the connection between personal growth and academic achievement.


SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 55 geostationary satellites. A provider of satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry.



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Imagine 100,000 gallons of clean water in the palm of your hand. The Sawyer MINI Hollow Fiber Membrane water filter offers the fastest, most cost efficient and easiest way to get potable water, anywhere in the world. Uses: Emergency preparedness, disaster response, humanitarian aid, military.


Sun-STAT is focused on providing solar pasteurized clean water and soar cooking for the developing world. Sun-STAT’s award wining solar collector weighs only 150lbs, ships compact, and expands to cover a large area. 41,000BTU/hr can be gathered to pasteurize 4,000 liters of water per day. Based in St. Louis USA.

The Chelsea Group

The Chelsea Group of companies operates across the world in land, sea, and air environments enabling businesses to grow, protecting people and generating power. The group combines security, power engineering, construction and specialist HR management in one group. Chelsea group comprises of CTG Global, Enigma Alliance, Erinys Iraq, Hart Security, Longport Aviation, Symbion Power, and NapCap. We employ over 8,000 people worldwide and are committed to training and empowering the communities with which we work; our socioeconomic policies are pioneering and a key element of our success.


Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities closer together. Offering innovative, flexible and dependable technology to overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations. Our global customers include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs.

Transversal Transversal is a leading Mobile Financial Services technology enabler with a significant presence with NGOs, Banks, Telecom Operators, intergovernmental organisations and their Service Providers with a special focus on Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Founded in 2005, Transversal develops and provides end-toend software solutions. Being a specialist company in m-Commerce technology, Transversal offers a full suite of m-Commerce platforms with feature rich, robust, high availability, scalable and flexible, high performance solutions for Mobile Payments, Cash Transfer, Voucher Management and Loan Management.

White Helmets

White Helmets is the body of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic in charge of designing and implementing international humanitarian assistance by means of a volunteer corps. White Helmets acts at the request of the affected State or within the framework of a call for international humanitarian assistance.

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W3T is brand new, patented technology which has been designed for cleanup of contaminated water for reuse. Our system can easily be set up and eliminates bacterial without the use of membranes, chemicals or disposable filters. It has a low power consumption which is ideal for remote areas, villages and small towns promoting sustainability of resources.


Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company. Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services.

Supporting Partners AsianNGO

AsianNGO is the pioneer media platform designed to empower NGOs and development professionals in Asia-Pacific, capacitating them with resources for sustainable growth.The main channel of AsianNGO is a web portal for users to track and apply for available grants, project partners and download learning assets for their better organisational management; and event updates for their relevant interests.


Design4Disaster connects designers, philanthropists, citizens and corporations in an effort to create a better and more sustainable world, one that will stand up to natural disaster and eradicate man-made disaster. Design4Disaster provides access to cutting edge solutions to disaster and ecological crisis, providing an open forum for the exchange of knowledge and resources by showcasing designs that develop sustainable infrastructure.

Diplomatic Courier

Diplomatic Courier publishes six print issues per year, as well as weekly online content and a daily blog, On Point. The Diplomatic Courier is an independent publication both in its voice and its organization. The Courier adheres to the ideals of freedom of expression, individualism, and fair and balanced journalism.


Disaster.Com is a comprehensive international disaster and crisis news and article portal with an active online community for victims, responders, fundraisers, and the curious. connects individuals and populace around the world, creating opportunities for people to both receive assistance or to offer it – whether it’s through education, action or community.

Global Impact

A leader in growing global philanthropy that builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help people in need.

Humanitarian Aid Foundation

Humanitarian Aid Foundation (HAF) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working to address critical issues facing impoverished and underprivileged communities in Ghana. Founded in 2010, HAF have been working with volunteers to provide and improve the quality of education, healthcare, nutrition and care for needy children while supporting the development of sustainable solutions for community growth.





Humanitarian News

Humanitarian News is the largest news aggregator, collecting the latest nonprofit news and blog posts from 1000+ hand selected sources.


An international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence.

Int Jobs

IntJobs is the International Affairs Jobsite, attracting candidates with experience in international policy, development, economics, communication and law. Most jobs are in international organisations, development agencies, consultancies, NGOs, and international associations. Candidates are skilled in areas such as human rights and democracy, legal and economic policy. IntJobs has around 18 000 visits a month.


ISOA is the international trade association of the stability operations industry, promoting ethics and standards worldwide and advocating for effective utilisation of private sector services. ISOA members are leaders in the industry and are supported by ISOA’s outreach, education and government affairs initiatives.

Jennifer Schaus & Associates

Jennifer Schaus & Associates is a Washington DC based consulting firm with over 20 years of government contracting experience. The firm helps companies that wish to sell products or services to the US Government. Services include proposal writing, federal sales and business development, GSA Schedules, government contractor training classes and more.


LogisticsMatter is an independent supply chain and logistics news aggregator and blog. Top news and background stories in the areas of 3PL, Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Shipping, Innovation, Sustainability and Social Media are tweeted through @LogisticsMatter, and we blog about topics of interest.


NetHope is a new-generation collaboration of the international community’s leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) representing over $40 billion (USD) of emergency relief, human development and conservation programs in more than 180 countries. Through member collaboration and by facilitating public-private partnerships with major technology companies, NetHope enables members to leverage their technology investments to better serve their end beneficiaries.


Founded in 1979, Operation USA helps communities alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid throughout the world. The LA based non-government organization offers material and financial assistance to community-based organizations that promote sustainable development, leadership and capacity building, income generating activities, education, health services, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people.




Founded in 1987, SANGONeT has developed into a dynamic civil society organization with a history closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. SANGONeT is still one of very few NGOs in Africa involved in the field of ICT and serves civil society with a wide range of products and services.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking.

Voice of America

Voice of America produces popular news, information and cultural programs in 45 languages and reaches more than 164 million people around the world every week on television, radio, web and mobile platforms.VOA is the largest of the BBG’s networks, and attracts 80 percent of the total U.S. international media audience.

World Bank Infoshop

World Bank Group InfoShop is a full-service bookstore, carrying all titles published by the World Bank and thousands of books from other IFIs, NGOs and commercial publishers. Offerings range from hardcore economics to international fiction.



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We design, develop, manufacture and deliver Water, Sanitation and Hygiene solutions to NGO’s and Humanitarian Aid agencies worldwide. Our exceptional customer support mechanism guarantees the exact support needed when timing is critical. Butyl Products Ltd. have been at the forefront of WASH innovation and design since 1965 and continue to invest time in listening and understanding our customers needs and future requirements. Flexigester—An anaerobic digestion system generating Biogas and Biofertiliser. A simple solution with great versatility.

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