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July 22-23, 2010 | Washington D.C. USA

Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) The global event for humanitarian aid, disaster relief and development effectiveness


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Welcome to The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)

Opening Times: Thursday July 22: 9.00am-6.00pm Networking reception: 6.00-8.00pm Friday July 23: 9.00am-4.00pm Inmarsat Networking Breakfast: 8.00-10.30am Accuracy: All exhibitors and speaker profiles have been supplied by the organizations listed. While great care has been taken to ensure the details are correct, the organizers do not accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or claims made in the guide or at the event. Event Rules: Canvassing by any unauthorized person is strictly prohibited and in any such case the right of exclusion will be exercised. The distribution or display of printed materials, flyers, circulars or any other articles except by exhibitors is prohibited. Trans-World House 100 City Road London EC1Y 2BP Tel: +44 (0) 207 871 0188 Email:

Within this guide you will find all the information that you need regarding the exhibition, workshop sessions, side events and experiential zones. If you have visited our previous events, you will find that the focus is broader this year and looks at long term development alongside humanitarian relief. We are delighted to have participation from the UN, NGO, governmental, business and academic sectors. The workshop sessions are based on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will be reviewed this September at the MDG Summit, and on effectiveness in the delivery of aid and humanitarian relief. This has been a significant year in the field. As I write, the aid community seeks, according to UN OCHA, $1,441,547,920 billion for some three million people affected by the devastating Haiti earthquake and 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among those in dire need of humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The effects of climate change are becoming increasing visible as scientists warn of more extreme climate events to come. It is predicted that 53 million more people will be living in extreme poverty by 2015 as a direct result of the global economic and financial collapse. AIDF is an opportunity for the aid, relief and development sectors to come together to network and build partnerships in order to cohesively address these global humanitarian and development challenges. AIDF is more than a talk shop. It is a showcase of goods and services at the forefront of delivery. We encourage you to see all the exhibits and to build relationships with as many individuals and organizations as possible. Within the workshop sessions, you will find expert speakers not only discussing the challenges they face, solutions they have encountered and the future. Two workshops look at Haiti, both retrospectively and with hope. There are sessions promoting better pre-planning and the importance of building local capacity – whether in the development and dissemination of empowering technology, the provision of water, sanitation and shelter, or ensuring relief efforts are focused on long term sustainability. Workshops on security, climate change, finance, healthcare, nutrition and sanitation, to name but a few, promise to be interesting and stimulating. There is also the opportunity for companies to speak to procurement managers in the Procurement Network and for procurement managers to feedback to companies about their approaches in a “Pitch Tank”.

Project Director: Sula Bruce Operations: Alex Halpin, Lisa Pike Sales: Andrew Matthewson Shantal Chapman, Nikki Boxrup Victor Solis Marketing & Production: Diva Rodriguez, Angela Williams Stevi-Ann Crowley, Rachael Bristow Tina Davidian Design: Andy Crisp

New for this year is the Experiential Zone providing you with the unique opportunity to experience elements of relief and development – technologies, services and approaches available for use in the field that can have crucial effect. The zone will demonstrate solutions in three scenarios based on real life crises – the earthquakes in Haiti and Pakistan and ongoing development issues in Africa. How would you address the challenges? How would you prioritize? Which methods, systems, solutions, goods and services would you use? Companies, NGOs and government agencies come together to discuss the options with you during three tours each day. You can register for the sessions at the entrance to the experiential zone.

Image Credits: Haiti earthquake image courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme Kashmir earthquake image reproduced with the kind permission of T/Sgt Mike Buytas 051019-F-9085B-154

Sula Bruce

The AIDF team is available to assist you and to ensure you have a successful event. We hope that you share learning, gain experience and build valuable relationships with colleagues within the sector.

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Exhibitor Profiles

29 MDGs in 2010: charting the way forward Professor Jeffrey D Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University 31 Putting health workers at the heart of health development Fiona Campbell, Head of Policy, Merlin 34 Philanthrocapitalism: finding new ways to tackle development challenges Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief of The Economist, and Michael Green, Writer and Former Senior Official in the British Government 38 Rising to the challenge of Education for All Katie Malouf, Advocacy and Campaigns Associate, Oxfam International 43 Hope, innovation, results and impact – around the world Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria 48 Workshop Agenda 51 Workshop Sessions in Detail 68 The Shelter Alliance: a team of ‘like-minded’ partners delivering habitat solutions to support the MDGs Tracy A. Badcock, Founding Member and President, The Shelter Alliance (TSA) Organization 71 Aligning mission with meaning – Public Private Partnerships Erin Mote, Director of Resource Development, CHF International 75 Speaker Profiles 96 Exhibitor List and Floorplan

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s the international community prepares to gather for the six-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, this year’s heavy rains and hurricanes will likely cause more damage than usual, since hundreds of thousands of Haitians remain in temporary tent camps with rudimentary sewage systems. Downpours can destroy shelters, trigger mudslides and result in a massive increase in communicable diseases. How do we begin to address challenges such as these? Together. While international aid organizations provide valuable technical expertise, resources, and support to the communities with which we work, our work should also be guided by our local partners around the world. In the face of disaster or conflict, we can also draw inspiration from the close relationships and new alliances that are formed. Successful partnerships are based on creatively leveraging, facilitating, building on and accepting guidance from existing local capacities, skills, experience, and ideas. Because in the end, as committed as we are in the countries where we work, we are often just visitors. We are in their house, so to speak, and must seek first to be helpful and respectful guests. IRD Director of Relief Adam Koons distributes solar-powered At International Relief and flashlights, provided by SunNight Solar, in Haiti. Development (IRD), we have been working in Leogane, a city of about 150,000, 18 miles west of the capital city of Port au Prince. After spending time with Leogane and Haitian leaders, we found it clear that the international and Haitian community will have to continue to embrace a disciplined partnership strategy to help Haiti build back better. That means partners committed to demonstrating their efforts and effectiveness in building local capacity. Partners who foresee an end point to aid dependency. Partners focused on not just improving the circumstances of the people in every country where we work, but on working with the people to change the conditions that led to those circumstances.

We look forward to engaging interested partners in these efforts. CONTACT Adam Koons Director of Relief

Jim Lanning Director of Acquisitions and Logistics

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Exhibitor Profiles

Exhibitor List A4id T14 A4ID brings together the legal and development professions to gain maximum impact in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It does this both by facilitating free legal support for those working to end poverty and by raising awareness of how the law and lawyers can play a role in social and economic development.

A/S Vestfrost Stand 601 Vestfrost Solutions focus their operation on providing refrigeration and freezing solutions. With well over 15 million units sold worldwide, Vestfrost Solutions is a very experienced manufacturer of refrigerators and freezers. Vestfrost Solutions is proud to introduce the Vaccine Refrigerator powered by nature – the SolarChill. A new technology where the appliance is solely driven by the sun, directly from solar panels without use of inconvenient and expensive lead batteries for energy storage. The icelined Vaccine Refrigerators and Vaccine/Icepack Freezers from Vestfrost Solutions are all approved by WHO/Unicef.

Active Water Services

Market Place Active Water Sciences (AWS) provides breakthrough new portable wastewater treatment systems for decentralized and remote applications. Smart, self-sustaining and portable, the AWS patented wastewater treatment system offers a more reliable and cost-effective solution for treating municipal wastewater in remote locations that possess little or no infrastructure, making it ideal for disaster relief, military and remote municipal deployments. These systems can be packaged in ISO shipping containers or palletized modules for easy transport anywhere in the world via land, sea or air. They are currently being used in the Middle East and along the Gulf Coast.

Adapco Stand 339 ADAPCO’s mission is to distribute mosquito control products and equipment worldwide to help prevent against vector borne diseases. They represent over 25 of the largest most reputable manufacturers in the mosquito control industry. ADAPCO also develops and manufactures its own line of aerial and ground equipment and monitoring systems.

Advance Aid Stand 133 Advance Aid’s vision is to change the model of humanitarian relief provision in Africa to make its delivery more timely, cost-effective and environmentally and economically sustainable. They do this through working with African manufacturers to help them get into the market for the supply of the high quality non-food items needed in an emergency. This creates or sustains jobs, so building local wealth and resilience. Currently, the provision of non-food humanitarian assistance in Africa is undertaken with little or no regard for its development impact on the Continent with the vast majority of the goods supplied being shipped in from outside Africa. Advance Aid aims to change this.

Adventure Medical Kits Stand 524 Adventure Medical Kits (AMK) is a leader in developing innovative first aid, survival, and skin care products. Whether you have a need to outfit your employees with medical kits, survival gear and insect repellents or are putting together first aid kits and survival shelter for disaster relief, AMK can provide you with high quality, well thought out solutions. Over its 20 year history, AMK has supplied a range of products for a number of NGOs, including AmeriCares, MercyCorps and the UN. AMK is also the exclusive distributor of leading DEET and DEET-free insect repellents marketed under the Ben’s® and Natrapel® eight hour brands.

AED T11 AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to create enduring solutions to critical problems in health, education, social and economic development. Collaborating with partners throughout the world, AED develops and implements ideas that change lives through more than 300 programs in all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.



Exhibitor Profiles Agility Defence & Government Services Stand 321 Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 37,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.

AHEAD T10 AHEAD Energy is a US-based not-for-profit company that assists schools and medical facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out their missions by helping them to access high-end energy in an economically sustainable, environmentally conscientious manner. By harnessing local resources and identifying appropriate technologies, AHEAD has helped to save and enhance lives for over 20 years.

Aidmatrix Foundation T13 The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. Their solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. 38,000 leading corporate, non-profit and government partners leverage Aidmatrix solutions to mobilize $1.5 billion in global aid annually. The donated goods, money and services have impacted the lives of over 65 million people to date. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 non profit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Germany and India.

Aid Training & Operations Ltd

Stand 235 Aid Training & Operations Ltd is a World leader in Operational Safety, Security & First Aid Training (OSSFAT). It helps your personnel deal with the real threat of hostile/ volatile environments and your organization meet its duty of care responsibilities. With over a decade of experience Aid Training & Operations Ltd deliver training worldwide.


Exhibitor Profiles Air Serv International T6 Air Serv International is a not-for-profit provider of “last mile” air transportation and related aviation services in support of humanitarian programs and disaster response operations worldwide. The organization’s current flight programs are in Chad, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and, until recently, Haiti, Mozambique, and Iraq. Air Serv designs ‘turn key’ small aircraft transportation solutions for NGOs on an on-off, program, and long term dedicated fleet basis.

AirCell Structures Ltd Stand 259 Aircell Structures design and manufacture humanitarian aid field equipment in the sectors of SHELTER – sealed inflatable tent systems, SANITATION – lightweight latrines and showerstalls, squat and showerplates and HYGIENE – hands-free foot pumped handwashers. The TTents™, CCubicles™, PPitStops™ and WWashPots™ are unique products made for one purpose – they are ‘designed to work – designed to help’.

Ajay Industrial Corporation Limited Stand 460 48 years old, ISO 9001-2000 organization in India, specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing of all kinds of hand pumps. AICL is not only an assembling unit, but is the only unit in India, which manufactures complete hand pumps under single roof. Our association with UNICEF and other NGOs supports our reputation. Besides manufacturing hand pumps, we also produce water purification systems, irrigation equipment, drip irrigation systems, uPVC column pipes, CPVC pipes and fittings, uPVC casing and screen pipes and have just entered into emergency relief items. Strict adherence to the international standards and timely delivery schedules makes us one of the most reliable companies of this segment.

Alibra Ingredientes Ltda

Stand 612 Alibra Ingredientes is a manufacturer of dairy products and food mixes, such as powdered milk, dairy blends, sweet and partially demineralized whey powder, whey protein concentrates, dairy cream, and fat powder.

Al Senidi Far East Trading Stand 243 Al Senidi Corp started as a small establishment in 1962. Now it is the biggest company in the Middle East dealing with tents, tarpaulins, canvas, upholstery fabrics, camping items and relief supplies for humanitarian oganizations. Al Senidi Corp. is one of the largest suppliers of camping items of the Middle East Market, and has domestic supply of its goods within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at its own grand stores and warehouses in commercial cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madina, Gassim, Najran and international branches in China, Dubai and Kuwait. Al Senidi Far East Trading have more than 200 distributors in the Middle East.

Aquabox Stand 530 Aquabox is a UK rotary “box” charity supplying drinking water and humanitarian aid to victims of disasters. Aquabox has been jointly developing the AquaFilter “Community” and “Family” water purifying units with The Safe Water Trust Ltd. They are based on the well-proven micropore technology and will replace its chlorine based system. These units are designed to support schools, clinics, and small communities as well as individual families. They are very portable and lightweight; the Aquafilter Community at 17kgs, including water container/shipping box, and the stand alone Aquafilter Family at 3kgs. This means that they can be sent out for the front line disaster support teams.

Aspen Medical

Stand 300 Aspen Medical is a solutions-based company able to provide healthcare services to remote areas or regions of high demand, taking the best of global innovation and delivering it in a world-class approach. Aspen Medical has a presence in Australia, the Pacific region, South East Asia, America, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

AudienceScapes T12 Successful communication is central to successful development. That’s why InterMedia developed AudienceScapes, an online resource for in-depth analysis of media use, information flows and communication habits in Africa and other developing regions. AudienceScapes helps development practitioners communicate effectively and efficiently at the grassroots level and the policy level. The product builds on the media and communications research expertise of InterMedia, which carries out roughly 300 projects annually in more than 70 developing and transitional countries.



Exhibitor Profiles Cartay Productos de Acogida, S.L. Stand 500 Cartay, a Spanish company based in Madrid, with a good geographical location to assist the African continent as well as the logistics and warehousing, is able to deliver aid 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Certified in Quality ISO 9001, Environment ISO 14001, EMAS and signatories of the UN Global Compact. Providing solutions for people in emergency situations with kits including resources such as: essential personal hygiene items, clothing, household items for long period stays, from adults to infants and designed exclusively for aid and relief. Working with governments, NGO´s and institutions worldwide, gaining international recognition since obtaining a LTA with UNICEF, Cartay is one of the premier providers in humanitarian aid kits. Casals & Associates Dyncorp International Stand 414 DynCorp International (DI) delivers support solutions for development, diplomacy and defense, offering major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, training and mentoring. Casals & Associates (Casals), the most recent member of the DI team, work globally addressing post conflict countries and countries in transition, democracy and governance, rule of law, local governance, and other urgent issues facing societies today. With more than six decades of experience in supporting governments and multilateral organizations, DI’s diverse international expertise and seasoned culture of compliance, accountability and performance, are the foundation of the unique solutions brought to every task.

Cerâmica Stéfani

Stand 612 Cerâmica Stéfani is a Brazilian manufacturer of gravity and pressure water filters and accessories, such as taps, float valves and cartridges.

CHBITM Group LLC Stand 202 CHB expedite emergency and disaster equipment and technologies. They provide water, power, shelter/housing, field feeding, lighting and field hospitals/command centers. Products will be Featured from Global Water, Specops INC, 84 Lumber, Base-X Shelters and Solar-Stik: * Portable water purification/wastewater treatment systems * Deployable operation centers/ display systems/communications systems * Field feeding equipment/kitchens * Base camps, tents, flooring, HVAC, lighting * Medical facilities/command centers * Building materials-tarps, roofing * Toilet/shower/sink units, portable refrigeration * Affordable housing * Generators * Emergency transportation logistics/charter aviation, security services

CHF International T16 CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. CHF partners with communities around the world to help them to improve and direct their lives and livelihoods. CHF believe that the people best suited to decide what a community needs are the people of the community itself. CHF is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Clarke Mosquito Stand 220 With six international offices and serving 43 countries, Clarke has been providing mosquito control products that primarily focus on dengue and malaria control, including Natular™, a new larvicide with a naturally derived active ingredient and a new mode of action to fight resistance. In addition, Clarke is the only U.S. company that makes WHOPES approved mosquito bed nets. The DuraNet™ is a long lasting insecticidal net that when measured in years of protection for the user, DuraNet is the most economic solution in combating disease.

Clements International Stand 218 Clements International’s range of insurance services include worldwide coverage for vehicles, property, healthcare, personal accident, political risk and kidnap for ransom. For six decades, Clements has worked closely with relief and development organizations around the world to build exceptional programs with sensitivity to what really matters – people. As your advocate, Clements International locates and secures the most competitive and comprehensive coverage available.

COSMO Containers Stand 201 COSMO Containers provide disaster relief agencies with a lightweight, rugged and multi-purpose emergency equipment container and temporary living-space solution. The patent-pending collapsible design allows a greater number of empty containers to be moved quickly to where they are needed most, by either air, sea or over land. Hand assembled in the field in less than five minutes, the COSMO Container requires no hand tools. It provides 250 cubic feet of cargo or living space and over 8000 lbs of cargo capacity, when not stacked.


Exhibitor Profiles Cteq Ltd Market Place Cteq Ltd is recognized as one of the UK’s leading providers of procurement and sourcing solutions, working with large corporations and SME’s, with a particular focus on the African continent. Cteq source and supply a wide range of engineering products and equipment, healthcare, laboratory equipment, information technology, telecommunications, electrical and power generation and also dedicated to specialist procurement.

Damco Stand 231 Damco is the new, combined brand of the A.P. Møller – Maersk Group’s logistics activities. Damco offers a broad range of supply chain management and freight forwarding services to customers all over the world, and has 10,500 employees in over 280 owned offices across 90 countries with representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. In 2009, the company had a net turnover of over $2 billion, managed more than 2.3 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 60,000 tons.

Development Gateway

T18 Development Gateway is an international nonprofit organization with dual expertise in information solutions and international development. To contribute to increased transparency and better governance, they design and provide information management solutions to manage aid more effectively, facilitate the interactive exchange of information and good practice, and improve tendering. Development Gateway’s global team of experts creates cost-effective webbased information systems to enhance decision-making at the local, national, and international level. Development Gateway’s custom-designed aid management systems and services have been deployed worldwide, creating sustainable solutions by enhancing local capacity and leveraging a strong user network.

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Stand 101b New Age Housing is a division of DHS Technologies LLC, a global provider of quick erect/ strike mobile infrastructure systems and a ccompanying support equipment for military, medical, government and civilian organizations around the world. DHS Technologies currently employs approximately 400 people worldwide. Based on DHS’ Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH®) system, New Age Housing is one of the newest products offered by the company and provides ‘turnkey’ permanent sheltering solutions for both disaster relief efforts and emerging economies. New Age Housing units may be constructed in less than a day, using local labor and simple tools.

DQE Stand 609 DQE manufactures and distributes emergency disaster equipment and supplies for first responders, hospitals, and industrial emergency response. Products include mass casualty victim supplies and medical surge products; mass fatality coffins; response equipment including emergency lighting; and storage trailers. Customized products and packaging available. DQE proudly celebrates 19 years of service.

DRS Power Solutions Stand 621 DRS Power Solutions is the combined capabilities of DRS Pivotal Power, DRS Fermont and DRS Universal Power Systems. DRS Power Solutions is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high reliability power generation and power conversion equipment in the 100W to 200kW range. DRS Power Solutions are committed to building a strong customer relationship by understanding and meeting your power creation or conversion needs. DRS Power Solutions has created a “Center of Excellence” addressing Naval, Army and Aerospace power conversion requirements. DRS Power Solutions has built an Engineering Team that includes skilled professional electronics, software and mechanical engineers, technologists and draftspersons.

Duke University Education and Training for International Development Professionals *Master of International Development Policy Degree *Executive Education *International Advising *Integrative Leadership Programs for Managers

Economist Intelligence Unit Stand 611 The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the world’s foremost provider of country, industry, and risk analysis and forecasting. With 650 researchers worldwide, EIU is able to provide regular, detailed reporting on 203 countries alongside country and industry databases suitable for research at any level.




Exhibitor Profiles Edesia LLC Stand 446 Edesia LLC is a U.S. based non-profit company dedicated to producing high quality readyto-use food (RUF) products – including Plumpy’nut® – in compliance with Title II to fulfil the programmatic needs of humanitarian agencies in treating and preventing malnutrition in the developing world. Bringing Nutriset’s nutritional expertise into a non-profit framework, Edesia engages in research and is at the forefront of innovations for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition as well as supporting local producers of RUFs.

Eurasian Foods Corporation JSC Stand 429 Eurasian Foods Corporation JSC produces bottled sunflower, corn and cottonseed oil, margarine, mayonnaise, butter, vegetable butter, ketchups, sauces and mustards. The company has its own sales deport, branch offices and distributors in 22 cites in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. EverSafe Stand 101d EverSafe is a civilian version of the highly functional and sought after MRE. It is a shelf stable meal solution that tastes great and is designed specifically for emergency situations. EverSafe has been used in relief efforts to feed displaced residents, emergency responders and volunteers and was most recently sent to aid during Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike and Haiti.

ExportaMinas Center

Stand 612 ExportaMinas Center is a public-private sector alliance, led by the State Government, for the foreign trade development of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The trade intelligence and promotion teams provide free matchmaking services to local companies and to UN procurement officials. ExportaMinas also manages development projects and organizes business meetings and trade missions.


Exhibitor Profiles Extremosul Rice Cooperative

Stand 612 Extremosul is a reliable supplier with 44 years in the market, planting, producing, and processing long fine white and parboiled rice, 5% to 100% broken. It also produces short grain (japonico/sushi) and special rice for pets.


Stand 612 Fanem is a leading manufacturer of neonatology equipments in Brazil. The company product line includes: infant incubators, infant warmers, transport incubators, LED phototherapy, automatic resuscitators, CPAP, bassinets, among others.

Fleet Management Solutions Inc. Stand 511 Enhance security against armed hijacking and theft of vehicles with real-time alerts and location tracking in case of emergency. Fleet Management Solutions develops, delivers and supports complete GPS fleet tracking systems with two-way Iridium satellite communications for 100 percent coverage in remote and rugged areas around the globe.

Freytech Inc. Stand 535 Freytech Inc. provides solar powered water purification systems, water pumping stations and electric power generators. These solar systems are turnkey and trailer mounted for easy deployment and are ready to pump, purify and desalinate contaminated water from wells, lakes, rivers and oceans. Drinking water flow rates range from 567 to over 231,667 liters per day.

FTL Solar

Stand: 222 FTL Solar’s unique patent-pending products are the first and only pre-fabricated, mass produced photovoltaic (PV) tensile structures in the world. FTL Solar structures integrate thin film PV with super strength fabric to create architecturally refined solar canopies, arrays and enclosures that turn sunlight into electricity. FTL Solar’s PowerMods and PowerFolds provide shelter while powering construction tools, lights, fans, water purifiers, medical equipment, pumps, refrigeration units and communication centers with radios, cell phones and computers. In remote regions, renewable energy achieved through FTL Solar products can eliminate the need to transport and operate generators, burn kerosene or other fossil fuels – all of which pose health risks to people and damage to their environment.

Galaxy 1 Stand 320 Galaxy 1 is an Inmarsat Service Provider, specialized in integrating mobile satcom services, the terrestrial infrastructure, online firewalls, satcom equipment and the IP applications being used over the satellite network. Galaxy 1 has offices in the US (Fort Lauderdale) and Europe (Amsterdam) and is an official distributor for Hughes and Thrane & Thrane.

Guarany Indústria e Comércio

Stand 612 Guarany is a Brazilian manufacturer of equipments and accessories for agrochemical applications. The company product line includes: high-pressure, compression, symmetrical knapsack and electrical sprayers.

General Partnership “Abzal and Co” Stand 429 Kazakhstan rice production company, General Partnership “Abzal and Co”, was established in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1994. The company has successfully become one of the leaders in Kazakhstan’s rice cultivation and production industry. Today the company exports rice to CIS countries, particularly the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The company traders and functional specialists use personal interaction to build long-term relationships with customers to make sure customer expectations are consistently exceeded. The company’s rice is famous locally and in the CIS market under the brand name “ELITA” which conforms to CIS and Halal standards. Gichner Mobile Systems

Stand 460d Gichner Mobile Systems is the premiere provider of containerized shelter solutions for disaster relief and emergency preparedness. Gichner’s multi-purpose units are designed for rapid mobility and easy deployment. Gichner bring over 41 years of experience building durable shelters, with expertise founded in military construction, to customers throughout the world.




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Exhibitor Profiles Global Fleet Sales Stand 501 RMA Automotive is a division of RMA Group, a major global supplier. RMA Group provides more than 50 development and post-conflict markets with general trading and service operations including automotive and other infrastructure solutions. Over the last 30 years Global Fleet Sales have become experts in fulfilling the needs of our customers, including governments, NGOs and aid organizations, as well as commercial business operators in industries such as power generation, telecoms, mining, construction, engineering and oil and gas.

Global Sanitation Solutions, Inc. Market Place We provide basic personal sanitation solutions that are lightweight, compact and portable to contain and dispose of human waste in disastrous situations. It is done in a way that protects the environment and helps to maintain the dignity of the individual. Green Horizon Manufacturing, Inc.

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GVF Sat Forum Stand 215 GVF serves as the unified voice of the global satellite communications industry. Headquartered in London and with a regional office in Washington, D.C., GVF is a nonprofit association comprised of more than 200 companies from 100 countries, which represent every major region of the world and all sectors of the satellite communications industry. GVF promotes discussion between members and their user communities through workshops, symposiums, publications and e-media and offers interactive, animated on-line, industry recognized satellite communications courses, including a global VSAT Installer Certification program.

H. Nizam Din & Sons (PVT) LTD. Stand 409 Nizam is a leading stockist and manufacturer of emergency non-food item humanitarian supplies for disaster relief. Its wide product range and fast deliveries all around the world have made Nizam a trustworthy partner to global NGOs in times of need. Nizam’s products are: tents and shelters, PE sheets and tarpaulins, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and education kits, sleeping mats, buckets and jerry cans, building materials and mosquito nets.

HABITAFLEX CONCEPT INC Stand 118 Canadian manufacturer of the folding and transportable quick building solution. An innovative factory-built, 40-inch, self-contained, ship-ready module concept that expands into a 770sqft (72m²) of habitable space. Economical, exportable, relocatable. Quick and easy to install. Operational in a few hours only. No need for construction.

IAP Worldwide Services Stand 629 IAP Worldwide Services specializes in global operations and logistics, base operations support services (infrastructure/facilities) and professional and technical services. The company’s roots stretch back more than 50 years, giving IAP Worldwide Services the honed expertise needed to partner with our customers in providing cost-effective, high-quality and innovative solutions for today’s challenging global environment.

Imres Stand 515 IMRES is a Netherlands-based supplier of high quality, low cost pharmaceuticals and medical items. IMRES have served exclusively in the global relief community for almost 30 years, which has led to a world top-3 position in this field. Flexibility, service-orientation, responsiveness, quality control and reliability have been keywords in this development. Imres look forward extending our services to visitors of the Aid & International Development Forum, making a difference in the health conditions of people all over the developing world.

Inmarsat Stand 320 Inmarsat is the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite communications. The Broadband Global Area Network service (BGAN) offers aid agencies a compelling combination: an all-inone, voice and broadband data solution using compact, lightweight terminals that are quick to set-up and easy to use. BGAN enables field workers to access the internet and to use the same applications they use back at base, in areas where terrestrial communications are poor or non-existent. In disaster situations, BGAN saves lives through instant restoration of vital communications needed to coordinate relief efforts.



Exhibitor Profiles Inside NGO Stand T17 InsideNGO is a membership community for international NGO operations staff. It provides members with the tools, information and support to build successful infrastructures, within their own organizations, to help fulfill their missions. Inside NGO works to achieve this through training, networking, shared resources and good practice. Operational practice areas include finance, grants and contracts, human resources, information technology and legal.

Intec Products Inc Stand 521 InTec, partner of IVD Experts, is committed to providing a wide range of quality products and services to the diagnostics and biotechnology world. InTec specializes in the R&D, manufacturing and distribution of medical diagnostic devices. The range of products covers fertility, drugs-of-abuse, infectious disease and cancer markers.


Stand 129 & 137 InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S. based international NGOs focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. At InterAction, it is recognized that global challenges are interconnected and that it is impossible to tackle any of them without addressing all of them. That’s why InterAction has created a forum for leading NGOs, global thought leaders and policymakers to address challenges collectively.

International Health Partners

T8 International Health Partners (IHP) became operational in January 2005, sending its first shipment to Afghanistan. Since then IHP has developed four programs of activity, supporting over 150 medical projects in 49 countries with donated medicines, vaccines and medical supplies. In our first three years of operations IHP has sent over 4.5 million treatments, with a value of $50 million. The development of IHP is based on a Canadian model that has been operating successfully for nearly 20 years (and on 50 years of best practice in the USA).


Exhibitor Profiles INTL Global Currencies Stand 602 For the past 25 years, INTL Global Currencies Ltd (IGC) has been working in partnership with the international aid and development community as a single intermediary solution for its local currency needs. Contracting with IGC, as an alternative to funding local programs in USD, enables you to obtain the utmost value for your dollars spent. In addition, our online execution platform helps you to further streamline the funding process, thereby increasing your overall savings.

Jet Inc Stand 510 Jet Inc. has provided dependable residential and commercial wastewater treatment systems since 1955, leading the industry with innovative design, value, and service. Field proven in thousands of global installations for hospitals, housing subdivisions, food processing plants, factories, apartments and embassies, Jet Inc.’s plants successfully transform wastewater into clean, clear, odorless effluent.

JSC “AKTUBROENTGEN” Stand 429 The JSC “AKTUBROENTGEN” is one of the oldest X-ray equipment manufacturers in the CIS, with more than 60 years of experience. Integration of local companies in Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Byelorussia and Kyrgyzstan gives JSC “AKTUBROENTGEN” wide opportunities for promotion and the development of its products. The reliability of its production, its simplicity in operation and high serviceability won deserved fame and respect in medical institutions. The JSC “AKTUBROENTGEN” is ISO 9001:2000 certified and some of our products also have CE Certificate. Among the most popular products of the company are portable X-ray diagnostic apparatus 12L7 and a mobile digital fluorography system CRF 112.

Juldyz Kenan Co., LTD Stand 429 Juldyz Kenan Co LTD is a domestic manufacturer of disposable medical devices made of polymer.

KAZNEX, Corporation for Export Stand 429 Development and Promotion The “National Export & Investment Agency “KAZNEX INVEST” JSC under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was established to support the Kazakhstan businessmen and render them export support services. KAZNEX INVEST JSC is paying much attention to development of an enterprise ability to manufacture such products, which can be competitive both on internal, and external markets. In particular, it refers to an independent diagnosis of export readiness, which will make it possible to reveal what actions the enterprise will have to undertake in order to enhance competitiveness of its products. Key Travel Stand 131 Key Travel has been managing travel exclusively for the NGO and not for profit sector for nearly 30 years. Key Travel’s client base includes many major NGOs, including Save the Children, Oxfam, Transparency International and Plan, which they serve from their offices in the UK, Belgium and the US. As the travel partner for AIDF, Key Travel will be offering attendees and exhibitors exclusive travel and accommodation arrangements, to suit all budgets and requirements. In addition to this, Key Travel will be offering stand visitors a complementary ‘Risk Management Health Check’ and discounts on its Risk Manager service, which it will be demonstrating at the event.

Kitchen Essentials

Stand 230 Kitchen Essentials™ started in 1995, with a prime focus on providing quality stainless steel kitchenware, houseware, cookware and hotelware products. At Kitchen Essentials, products are designed and manufactured with a full understanding of the product’s use. The designing process involves highly skilled and experienced technicians to design products that are durable, elegant and easy to use as well. Kitchen Essentials’ products are manufactured from a variety of Stainless Steel Grades – 200 Series, 201, 202, 304, 430 grade, depending upon the application and end use.



Exhibitor Profiles Kolumbija Ltd Stand 143 The company LSEZ SIA “Kolumbija Ltd” is one of the most advanced and largest fish processing factories in the Baltic States. It is located in Latvia, on the coast of Baltic Sea. The company produces a wide range of canned seafood products – the present assortment offered by the company includes more than 160 types of lake and oceanic fish. Kolumija Ltd’s top product is smoked sprat in oil, available in a variation of can sizes, from 100 to 240 grams, with or without easy opening lids. Kolumbija Ltd’s produce is made under the trademark “Libava” and products are being exported to more than 25 countries.

Kublei Ltd Stand 429 Founded in 1992 Kublei Ltd is a meat processing production enterprise. The company advanced with the development of the country through Kazakhstan’s economic growth and increasing customer demand. Kublei’s product secret lies in its fully integrated production process; beginning from the purchase of fresh raw material and use of advanced technology. The company’s main trade is within the Republic of Kazakhstan, where its tinned food is sold almost every city!

Kuehne+Nagel Stand 331 Kuehne+Nagel is one of the world’s leading logistics companies, providing seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics, transportation management, including emergency and relief logistics. Kuehne+Nagel supports the humanitarian efforts of governmental, non-governmental and charitable organizations dealing with a wide range of emergencies. Kuehne+Nagel has the ability to arrange transport, whether via sea, air or overland, partial or full charter. Kuehne+Nagel has strategically located storage and warehousing globally, allowing immediate dispatch of emergency medical items, water purification kits, food and housing materials.

Kyoto Energy Stand 545 Kyoto Energy is working to make solar energy the most cost effective form of energy, as it is already by far the most benign and plentiful. Demand for fuel, wood, coal and oil can be lowered by switching to something which is of lower cost, cleaner and more convenient. These devices must be simple and robust, allowing local manufacture, installation and service. This energy switch can be financed using modern financial tools like carbon credits and micro finance.


Stand 612 Labtest is a Brazilian company operating in the in vitro diagnostic market. Labtest develops, produces and sells more than a million reagent kits every year. Its product line also includes equipment for clinical laboratories.

Leica Microsystems Stand 119 Visit the Leica Microsystems booth to see the Leica DM500 microscope with ‘plug&play’ capability. The Leica M220 F12 surgical microscope features high-quality optics, a motorized 5-step APOchromatic magnification changer and focus, and LED-illumination for direct, instant Red Reflex during ophthalmic procedures. The Leica RM2125 RT microtome provides effortless manual sectioning.

Life+Gear Stand 623 Life+Gear is a manufacturer globally recognized for high quality and innovative emergency and disaster preparedness and relief products. With the support of influential worldwide partners in relief organizations and retail stores, Life+Gear has provided over 10 million people on six continents with products that are designed to provide practical and effective survival and tactical solutions for emergency managers, relief organizations and individuals.

Lifetime Products Stand 221 Lifetime Products Inc. has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology to create affordable and durable lifestyle products, including outdoor storage sheds, basketball systems, playground equipment and trailers. As the world’s leading manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, Lifetime is excited to bring new offerings in ECO housing to the humanitarian front.


Stand 429 LLC “ KORONA “ is the largest exporter from Kazakhstan. The company is the exclusive exporter of wheat flour of all grades, and pasta under the trademark “KORONA”. Modern Italian equipment is used and products are exported to Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Moldova and Russia.

Logenix International

Stand 508 Logenix International is a multifaceted logistics company that specializes in the global planning, implementation and forwarding services for the US Government, its contractors and the world’s most admired humanitarian organizations.


ON THE SPOT SECURITY Our SM-EOD devices destroy almost all mines and duds in a safe, simple and effective way, also under difficult conditions. Armies and NGOs world-wide use our products daily. Our small SM-EODs are nonmagnetic to avoid dangerous and disturbing fragment. The

possibility to air transport (Class 1.4 S) as well as low or high-order detonation are further advantages of these systems. Heavy-duty SM-EODs are designed to be effective to a soil depth of 4.5m. “SM” is a Trade Mark of SBDS Ltd

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Exhibitor Profiles Losberger Stand 101 Losberger RDS, a member of the worldwide acting Losberger Group, provides inflatable tents in a wide range of sizes and constructions and also tent halls with metal supports for rescue services and emergency purposes. These space solutions range from a one-man tent to hangars and entire field camps covering several thousand square metres. Losberger RDS has economical and highly functional solutions to deal with every requirement.

MADDEL International

Stand 401 MADDEL International aims to provide easy-to-use technology to empower displaced families affected by conflict, disasters and poverty with solutions in temporary shelter, transformable to permanent housing, sanitation and potable water for disease control. MADDEL International works through its credo and its passion: Making A Difference Daily Enhances Lives

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MMC) Stand 139 The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States Government corporation designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world. Established in January 2004, MCC is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people. MCC’s mission is to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth. Medical Export Group

Stand 541 The Medical Export Group is the key supplier of a wide variety of medical and laboratory products to many UN organizations, NGOs and health authorities. Medical Export Group’s main objective is to improve healthcare access in development countries. Medical Export Group’s customers can count on 30 years of expertise, a proven dedicated and personal approach, quality awareness and high delivery performance.

Meeco AG

Stand 130 At AIDF 2010, Meeco AG will present its Oursun™ off-grid solar energy solutions, which provides 24/7 electricity to businesses and communities dependent on unreliable, expensive or difficultto-maintain power sources. By providing “power without borders”, these solutions support humanitarian and emergency efforts along side the economic and social development of communities all over the world. Oursun™ hybrid solutions are custom-designed, incorporating the most cost-effective power generation and storage technologies to meet local needs. Sun2go™ portable solutions provide small-scale, stand-alone, 24/7 electricity wherever it’s needed. These solutions are fully-integrated, off-the-shelf, easy to operate and virtually maintenance-free.

Missionpharma Stand 433 With over 35 years of experience, Missionpharma is one of the leading suppliers of generic pharmaceuticals and medical devices to developing countries worldwide. Its main objective is to ensure our customers a consistent product quality while at the same time offering a wide range of flexible and innovative solutions at affordable prices. Among other services, Missionpharma has specialised in delivering medical kits designed and packed for easy treatment on-site and also in challenging environments. Missionpharma fulfils the highest European guidelines regarding handling, distribution and warehousing of pharmaceutical products and is GDP and ISO-certified by the Danish Medicines Agency and Bureau Veritas.

Mortuary Response Solutions Stand 519 Mortuary Response Solutions are the leading manufacturer of mass fatality response equipment. Product lines include the patented MERC® human remains cooling system, cadaver transport products, complete portable morgue facilities, identification and processing equipment, cadaver tracking technology and mass fatality and disaster response trailers.

Motech Stand 315 Solar Energy System Design Motech Power, a subdivision of Motech Industries Inc. custom designs solar power systems to suit the unique characteristics of each property. Its access to reliable products from Motech Solar and key partners allow it to provide high quality and reliable solar energy system solutions. Service Platform: 1. Consulting and Engineering 2. Education and Training 3. Search and Development.

MTN Government Services

Stand 219 MTN Government Services (MTNGS) offers expanded integration services and ‘one stop’ turnkey solutions, across multiple satellite technologies, to meet the critical requirements of government agencies and NGOs. With extensive experience and commitment to providing innovative services, MTNGS provides the most advanced SATCOM technology available today.


Exhibitor Profiles National Tent House Stand 529 National Tent House is the first company in Pakistan to be the registered supplier of tents and tarpaulins to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The company has focused on different markets and has become well known for its wide range and flexibility to be able to deliver in large quantities, in a short period of time, with competitive prices. National Tent House is also registered with Red Cross organizations and other NGOs worldwide.

NetHope T15 NetHope Inc., which started in 2001, is a new-generation collaboration of the international community’s leading NGOs, representing over $33 billion of emergency relief, human development and conservation programs in more than 150 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.

NRS International

Stand 421 NRS/HSNDS is the world’s leading company in the aid and relief industry supplying NFIs to most renowned worldwide NGOs such as UNICEF, UNHCR, DFID, MSF and OXFAM. With a Head Office in Dubai, NRS/HSNDS also holds commercial offices in Switzerland, Kenya and Pakistan, with manufacturing facilities in Pakistan, India and China. They also have warehouses in Dubai, India, Kenya, Pakistan and Panama, with emergency stockpiles ready for immediate shipment. NRS/HSNDS core products are tents, tarpaulins, shelter kits, dura nets, blankets and other NFIs.

NSSL Stand 320 NSSL is a UK-based Inmarsat Distribution Partner, with over 40 years experience. Through its network of Service Providers, NSSL delivers Satellite based services on a worldwide basis. Solutions range from handheld, to portable, to vehicular and fixed and cater for Voice, ISDN and Broadband Data. Florida based Galaxy-1 represent NSSL in the US.

Oodalink Stand 232 OODAlink offers satellite communication products and consulting services to keep people connected in remote areas and during emergencies. Their communication survival kits – OODAkits – deliver phone service, internet access, and power, including solar, when other networks fail or does not exist. OODAlink provides that critical communications link so people can quickly Observe a situation, Orient themselves to unfolding events, Decide what to do and Act upon those decisions.

Overseas Lease Group Stand 418 A valuable and cost effective project leasing solution for NGOs and IGOs. The Overseas Lease Group, Inc. (OLG) is a vehicle, equipment, shelter and Disaster/Refugee Camp leasing business that specializes in providing customized solutions. The focus of the company is in providing leasing, with the support of securing financing for our clients’ projects. OLG specialize in serving clients operating in disaster-inflicted regions and areas of conflict, as well as post-conflict environments worldwide. OLG assists with Disaster Preparedness Packages that may include: vehicles and transport, mobile hospitals and permanent hospital solutions, recovery camp kits, tents and transitional shelters, water purification devices and other leasable assets that maybe needed.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Stand 135 The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve the health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the InterAmerican System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the UN system.

Paramount Tarpaulin Industries Stand 214 Paramount Tarpaulin Industries is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of tents, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, home textiles, blankets, cooking sets, high visibility vests and dozens of other relief items. Its repututation is determined through collaboration, commitment and its approach towards quality, which has earned great compliments from its judicious clients across in various countries.



Exhibitor Profiles Pastifício Selmi

Stand 612 Pastifício Selmi is a Brazilian manufacturer of food products, including durum wheat, whole wheat, semolina, egg pasta, instant pasta, sweet biscuit, salt biscuit, sandwich biscuits, wafers, cookies, cakes and cake mixtures, coffee, and olive oil. The company exports its products to more than 31 countries.

Planson International T29 Planson International, a woman-owned small business, has supplied technology to the aid and development community since 1989. Our core products are IT and office equipment, communications, security and test and measurement equipment. Our customers comprise UN agencies and organizations, NGOs, USAID, World Bank and government projects in more than 80 developing countries. Two decades of operations have given Planson International a solid understanding of our end users’ needs, their procurement processes and how we can best assist. With offices in the USA and Europe, and local partners in over 40 countries across the globe, Planson International are a service-focused and cost-efficient supplier.

Priyanka India Stand 322 Priyanka India provide a one stop humanitarian aid and development solution for International Organizations such as the UN, the Red Cross societies and other NGOs. Long term agreements to supply tents and kitchen sets with various UN and Red Cross Organizations is a testimony of faith reposed on the organization. Priyanka India not only specializes in the manufacturing of kitchen sets and tents (Kay Tent Industries) but also maintain strict delivery schedules and quality standards as per ISO 9001:2008. Strict adherence to the global standards by combining skills and commitment makes PIPL one of the most reliable companies in humanitarian aid and relief.


Exhibitor Profiles Racor VMT Stand 605 Racor VMT is a designer and manufacturer of self-contained, reverse osmosis, desalination systems who offer customized and innovative solutions for converting seawater or brackish water to potable drinking water, at up to 200,000 gallons per day. VMT is a part of Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies.

Rastelli Global Stand 210 Rastelli Global is the export division of Rastelli Foods. The subsidiary handles all overseas and large-scale domestic shipments for hotel chains, retail store chains, food manufacturers and distributors, as well as many international government agencies. Global is made up of a team of highly trained and skilled specialists, with their goal being total customer satisfaction no matter where you are in the world.

Redr Redr is an international charity that provides training and recruitment services for the humanitarian sector, improving emergency response worldwide. For the past 30 years Redr have been helping rebuild the lives of those affected by disaster. By improving the skills of relief workers, and ensuring that the right people are available and responding to emergencies, Redr is able to help more people rebuild their lives following disasters.

Relief Pod Stand 528 Relief Pod International designs emergency preparedness products that are strategically organized, color-coded and compact to quickly provide the basic elements of survival when a disaster occurs. Relief Pod’s mission is to “Aid Emergency Preparedness & Relief Efforts” by offering each person self-sufficiency and guidance during any type of disaster.

Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland

Stand 430 The company, jointly owned by Saab Bofors Dynamics in Sweden and RUAG in Switzerland, was formed in 2007. Saab took over RUAG specialized warhead design and manufacturing capabilities. This included technologies and equipment to perform as a world-leader in research, development and manufacturing of advanced warheads, high performance mortar rounds, explosive penetrators and safe EOD products. The company, whose partners have specialized in ammunition technology for more than 150 years, is located in Thun, the heart of the Swiss Alps. This area contains one of the biggest Swiss Army training facilities. Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland strives to be the trustworthy partner for development and manufacturing of the most advanced energetic solutions.

Safe Harbors Travel Group

T19 Safe Harbors Travel Group offers the perfect blend for your travel needs. They are a global travel management company who provide the corporate travel services, reporting, and technology you need while combining expertise and special contracts from our humanitarian and ministry travel divisions. Savings, service, satisfaction – travel management made perfect.

Scan Global Logistics Stand 420 Scan Global Logistics, a modern freight forwarding and logistics company, with more than 30 years experience in transporting relief cargo, offers a broad spectrum of service expertise in all facets of the humanitarian logistics sector. From straight-forward transport to sophisticated, tailor-made IT based products, warehousing and distribution services and complete logistics partnerships, Scan Global Logistics provides cost-effective solutions that meet your needs.

Seaman Corporation Market Place For over 60 years, Seaman Corporation has been the leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance coated fabrics for industrial applications, including:* Shelter-Rite® fabrics for architectural structures, tents, tarps and temporary shelters * XR-5ÒPW and XR-3ÒPW Geomembrane Technology for Potable Water Applications and * FiberTite® Roofing Systems.

Seattle Tarp Stand 525 Seattle Tarp Inc. and Blue Future Filters Inc. are pleased to present the R/E Flex: Remote/ Emergency Water Treatment. This approved SSF bio-filtration unit in a shippable 37-pound geofabric container produces 1800 gallons of clean water a day, requires no power and has a simple design allowing community installation and maintenance.




Exhibitor Profiles Skystone Ryan One of the nation’s leading fundraising consulting firms, Skystone Ryan works with organizations large and small throughout the world. Since the 1970s, we have helped hundreds of non-profits reach new levels in philanthropic support, organization and operations.


SkyWave Mobile Communications Stand 209 SkyWave Mobile Communications offers affordable satellite communication terminals and network services to track and monitor mobile and fixed assets, in various industries, for security, management and communications applications. Choose from satellite-only and satellite-cellular communication terminals – all designed to meet the specific tracking needs of your application. SolarWorld Stand 329 SolarWorld is the largest solar electric manufacturer in America since 1977. SolarWorld Sunmodules are independently proven to produce more kilowatt-hours of energy per rated watt than other panels. Together with a global network of distributors, SolarWorld provides offgrid solutions for water pumping, lighting, communications, domestic electricity and complete power systems for remote hospitals, clinics and other service centers.

Speedliner Mobility

T44 Speedliner is established as a leading manufacturer of high-end transport and load bikes for industry, trade and postal services. The modular Speedbike system meets all the requirements for an ergonomic and safe user-oriented bicycle or triliner (tricycle) for daily use. Speedliner Mobility offers individually tailored mobility concepts in response to the statutory C02 Emission laws. Our mobility concepts are geared towards owner-operated municipal businesses, industrial parks and large organizations. Besides considering the most cost effective use of the bikes, we also look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) in terms of types of materials used and recycling.

Speedtech Stand 311 Speedtech Energy specializes in the design and manufacture of solar/LED energy-saving lighting applications, bringing high quality energy-saving lighting all over the world.


T27 Spot LLC provides lifesaving communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The small, wearable SPOT messenger uses both the GPS satellite network and the SPOT network to determine a customer’s location and to transmit that information to your personnel or an emergency service call center. Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, SPOT offers people peace of mind by allowing users to notify others of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage.

Standard Bank Stand 426 Standard Bank is a global bank with African roots. It operates in 17 African countries and 16 others worldwide, with a bias towards the emerging markets. The Global Markets division provides a comprehensive range of foreign exchange, money markets, interest rates, credit, equity and commodity products, ranging from simple risk management tools to sophisticated investment structures. Standard Bank’s recently established International Development Group (IDG) facilitates its clients’ global developmental efforts, some of which include the fight against poverty, malaria, HIV/AIDs, along with agriculture and infrastructure development projects.

Star Tides Stand 202 The TIDES (Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support) research project promotes support to post-disaster, post-war and impoverished populations. It leverages publicprivate, ‘whole-of-government’ and transnational talent through the STAR-TIDES network. Besides gathering, sharing and evaluating information on operational capabilities, TIDES focuses on local populations, policies, training, education and related areas.


Stand 222 Headquartered in Blue Hill in Maine, USA, Hydro-Photon Inc. is a world leader in handheld, ultraviolet light water purifiers. The SteriPEN brand sets the standard for fast, light, easy and effective water purification. Hydro-Photon is privately held and information about the company, SteriPEN products, dealers, and independent lab test results can be found on our website.


Exhibitor Profiles SWSLoo Inc Stand 608 The ELOO® is the newest technology in human waste management systems. It needs no additives and no infrastructure. The ELOO® provides an environmentally friendly way to treat human waste using dehydration and evaporation. The ELOO® is particularly suited for locations that have limited water resources.


Stand 548 SWT Power USA provides generators and light sets for construction, farming, hospitals and government agencies. SWT also provide dewatering, bypass pumping and groundwater control. SWT has completed a $30 million contract for generators for the UN. Its generators are powered by Yanmar, Perkins/LOVOL Isuzu and Cummins engines. The generators range from a low 8 kVA to over 1,300 kVA.

Taiwan ICDF Stand 313 The TaiwanICDF’s goal is to strengthen international cooperation and enhance foreign relations by promoting economic development, social progress and the welfare of the people in partner nations around the world. The TaiwanICDF enthusiastically cooperates with other international development organizations, as well as foreign governments, NGOs and corporate bodies. The TaiwanICDF’s core competencies include technical assistance, investment and lending operations, education, training and humanitarian assistance.

Techno Relief Stand 333 The Techno Relief Group has established itself today as a global supplier for emergency relief, shelter, rehabilitation and developmental projects. With offices located in Kenya (Nairobi), India (Mumbai), Uganda (Kampala) and South Sudan (Juba) it has an extensive logistical network enabling it to service various aid and relief agencies worldwide and provide prompt deliveries. Techno Relief’s core supplies include shelter and IDP/NFI Kits, water and sanitation items, equipment for agriculture and fishing and kitchen, hygiene and educational items.

TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd Stand 618 TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd. have been providing international insurance solutions to companies, businesses, individual expatriates and aid organizations around the world for many years. TFG Global has provided insurance to aid organizations operating in high-risk environments, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Such plans have included coverage for war and terrorism risks. As an independent insurance brokerage, TFG Global has been able to source individual and group insurance plans to cover health, dental, evacuation, life and disability insurance for expatriate and even local national employees and contract workers.

Trade and Investment Office Brazilian Embassy

Stand 612 A select group of Brazilian companies will showcase their products and services during the show. These include: a rice cooperative, manufacturers of neonatology, laboratory and biosafety products, producers of dairy blends and milk drinks and representatives from the export promotion agency, ExportaMinas Center, from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, among others. The Brazilian Embassy will also be featuring one of Latin America’s most comprehensive trade information networks – BrazilTradeNet – which provides free information on Brazilian products, services, companies, trade-related publications and events, as well as an interactive showroom of Brazilian products and services.

The International Peace Operations Association

Stand 416 The International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) is a trade association whose mission is to promote high operational and ethical standards for firms active in the Peace and Stability Industry, to engage in a constructive dialogue with policy-makers about the growing and positive contribution of these firms to the enhancement of international peace, development and human security and to inform the concerned public about the activities and role of the industry. IPOA is committed to raising the standards of the Peace and Stability Industry to ensure sound and ethical professionalism and transparency in the conduct of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction activities.



Exhibitor Profiles The World Bank Stand 127 The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance for developing countries around the world. Its mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism, for lasting results, and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.


Stand 238 Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the world’s leading mobile satellite handset operator, offers cost effective satellite based solutions in over 140 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. Its products are used by a wide variety of vertical industry sectors from governments and NGOs, oil and gas, mining, maritime, the media, aeronautical and leisure industries.


Stand 236 ToughStuff is a social enterprise, which provides very affordable solar-powered products for low-income people, replacing expensive and environmentally damaging alternatives. Benefits include a reduction of poverty, a significant decrease in CO2 emissions, the removal of the environmental damage of discarded batteries, an improvement to health and an increase in micro enterprise employment. Its vision is to lift millions of people out of poverty through enterprise. Its mission is to sell products to low-income consumers in the developing world that bring social, economic and environmental benefits.

Toyop Relief Stand 241 Toyop Relief is a relief supplier based in Mumbai and Nairobi. They presently hold long-term contracts for various relief items with various NGOs in the South East Asia and African region. Toyop Relief can offer long term warehousing and the fast dispatch of cargo from Mumbai to worldwide destinations, with excellent logistics support.

Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Stand 308 TGS are Toyota Motor Corporations official suppliers of four-wheel drive ex-stock Toyota vehicles and spare parts to aid and humanitarian agencies working in rapid relief, emergency and development projects worldwide.

Trade Without Borders T5 Trade Without Borders is a global social enterprise whose mission is to leverage our core competencies in product procurement, product development and supply chain management to enable sustainable social and economic development. Through the provision of global trading services in seven targeted sectors – water and sanitation; food, agriculture and fisheries; health care; housing; education; the environment; and general merchandise – it aims to support the product and supply chain management needs of other Social Enterprises, Microfinance Institutions, NGOs, Government Agencies and International Development Organizations.

Transcon Steel Stand 604 Transcon Steel manufactures transitional and long-term rapid response building systems that are custom designed to meet local design influence. The buildings are value engineered for seismic, hurricane and flood resistance. The lightweight thermal envelop delivers a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for inhabitants. The product is pre-fabricated and container flat packed for shelters, schools, clinics, orphanages, and offices. Assembly can be achieved with low-skill labor meaning total population involvement.

Tsesna - Astyk Group Stand 429 Tsesna Astyk Group is famous for its products, quality and concern for people. Its main enterprises include 3 mill complexes, a bread-making plant and a macaroni factory. Today Tsesna Astyk gets together with affiliates to represent an integrated holding, with technologically interfaced production and distribution chains, that ensure continuous operation of manufacturing facilities of all enterprises. The company has a commitment to the international certification of products and the enterprise as a whole. The company has an ISO 9001-2001, a quality management certificate given to the Group in 2005.





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Exhibitor Profiles V.K.A Polymers Stand 600 V.K.A. Polymers Pvt Ltd specializes in the development and manufacture of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). MAGNet™ is a long lasting insecticidal net manufactured by V.K.A. incorporating alpha-cypermethrin, a World Health Organisation (WHO) approved insecticide, into Polyethylene (PE) monofilaments. MAGNet™ uses controlled release technology to provide long lasting protection against malaria and other diseases caused by insect vectors. The insecticidal property of MAGNet™ lasts longer than five years and withstands more than twenty washes.

Vestergaard Frandsen

Stand 202 Vestergaard Frandsen is a 50 year old European company that creates life-saving products for the developing world. It operates under its own unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model. This “profit for a purpose” approach has turned corporate social responsibility into Vestergaard Frandsen’s core business.

WaterBrick International

Stand 245 WaterBrick is a compact 3.5-gallon (13L) industrial strength container for shipping and/ or storing water, food and other life essentials as its primary use. What sets it apart from any other product in the market is simple. After using it for its primary use, it can be repurposed for: 1. Building transitional and/or basic shelter to house those displaced; 2. Those displaced can also use it to collect water to bring back to their family in need; and 3. They can cross stack filled WaterBricks up to 14 units seven feet in height to maximize storage space.

Webster Marketing International Stand 520 Webster Marketing International carries a full line of safety products, emergency lighting, solar powered bags and backpacks, non toxic mosquito patches, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Some of our safety products include ‘Glow In The Dark’ safety helmets, tapes and signage. They also carry solar powered backpacks and bags that can charge cell phones, PDAs and flashlights. Webster Marketing International’s line of fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals are of the highest quality in the industry. Yahsat

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MDGs in 2010: charting the way forward © flickr/World Economic Forum

Professor Jeffrey D Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Millennium Development Goals – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008.

he Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have triggered the largest cooperative effort in world history to fight poverty, hunger, and disease. They have become a rallying cry in poor and rich countries alike, and a standard for non-governmental organizations and corporations as well. Nearly ten years after they were adopted, they are alive and stronger than ever. They have inspired breakthroughs all over the globe. The world wants them to work.


One of the challenges of the MDGs is to combine MDG financing with proven interventions, supported by rigorous public-private management systems to ensure that the money gets to the right place, at the right time, and for the right use.

Global funding experience One of our key insights, which we’ve learned from the practical successes of many global funds – including the World Food Programme, UNICEF, the UN Population Fund, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) – is that such funds tend to combine several core strengths: sCountry design and ownership of national plans; sPractical and measurable results; sLow overhead and strong management; sStrong audits; AID & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM

sTechnical reviews and expertise; sStakeholder governance. Unfortunately, for several MDGs, we know what works but we don’t yet have a funding mechanism to connect the proven interventions, the necessary financing, and the strong management needed for implementation. A first major gap is in smallholder agriculture. The new Global Agriculture and Food Security Plan (GAFSP), headquartered at the World Bank, will help impoverished farmers take the step to successful commercial agriculture. The new fund has got under way, but is still undercapitalized. We need to continue actively to mobilize all of the $22 billion over three years promised for smallholder farming at the G8 L’Aquila Summit in 2009. The second major gap is in education. Many world leaders have suggested a new Global Fund for Education to help close the financing gap in primary education. This would upgrade and capitalize the current FTI/EFA (Fast Track Initiative on Education for All) funding mechanism. A major priority should include helping girls to continue from primary to secondary school, in line with MDG 3, which calls for gender equality at all levels of education. A third major gap is in water and sanitation. While there are many, perhaps countless, global initiatives on water and sanitation, and the beginnings of systematic financing, there is still a need for some kind of overarching multilateral funding mechanism. A fourth major gap is in health, linking MDGs 4, 5, and 6. There are many recent success stories in public health,


MDGs including major recent reductions of the disease burden and deaths from malaria, polio, AIDS, measles, and other killers. Yet there are also major opportunities for public health and disease control not yet achieved because of the absence of appropriate management and funding streams. These include maternal survival through emergency obstetrical care, neonatal (first 28-day) survival, parasitic disease control, and control of major childhood killers including diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia. Success in these areas can be summarized as building a Primary Health System, which ensures training and staffing of community health workers, construction and maintenance of local facilities, emergency obstetrical care, ambulance services, and logistics for key commodities. Many governments have rightly called for new health systems financing. The best approach would be to merge GAVI and GFATM into a new single Global Health Fund with added responsibilities for health systems. The fifth need is for climate financing, for example a Global Climate Fund as proposed by the Government of Mexico. There are two major commitments on climate financing coming out of Copenhagen: US$10 billion per year during 2010-2012, and a rising trajectory to $100 billion per year by 2020. A new Global Climate Fund or comparable mechanism or mechanisms would ensure systematic international financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation, perhaps through an assessment based on each country’s carbon emissions. A sixth unmet objective is support for empowering girls and women, through legal changes and through practical investments in micro-finance, smallholder farming (where most of the farmers are women), and other means to empower poor women in poor communities. The UN’s new Women’s Agency will be tapped for leadership of MDG 3. A seventh unmet need involves infrastructure: roads, power, rail, and broadband connectivity. The world has long recognized that infrastructure, typically financed in part by the public sector, is a key input to economic development, and indeed is vital for a healthy and productive private sector economy. Yet it remains the case that we lack a consistent framework for truly largescale and sustainable infrastructure in low-income countries. Financing remains somewhat haphazard and unpredictable. For example, an estimated 1.6 billion people still lack access to electricity. Africa’s roads and rail networks urgently need upgrading and expanding. The World Bank and the Regional Development Banks should create a new and expanded platform for financing sustainable infrastructure. The eighth unmet need is to help countries integrate the various strategies and goals at the local level, by creating networks of MDG teams in villages and districts throughout their countries. The Millennium Villages Project has powerfully demonstrated the advantages of a strong MDG team at the village level, able to capture the synergies of integrated investments in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure, and business development. These integrated efforts introduce powerful systems of delivery, community participation, women’s empowerment, and accountability. A global funding stream to enable countries to launch integrated rural development programs along the lines of


the Millennium Village Project would greatly accelerate success at the local level in the world’s poorest regions.

A chance to make progress The MDG Summit in September this year gives us the opportunity to scale up the best thinking and experience. The world has the crucial opportunity to innovate, by creating new institutions and new ways of doing things, in both the public and private spheres. The MDGs are more than technical targets. They hold the world’s hopes and dreams for a global end of extreme poverty, hunger, and disease. We have many inspiring successes and many setbacks. Some countries have been plunged into conflict – the very opposite of development. Some despots have ignored the pleas of their own citizens. And too many wealthy countries have yet to live up to large words and deep hopes. Working together, we can help the world to fulfil its profoundest aspirations for shared peace and prosperity.

“Working together, we can help the world to fulfil its profoundest aspirations for shared peace and prosperity.” We still have time to reach many of the MDGs throughout the world, but have already lost time to reach others. This is not a reason, however, to slow down, or lose heart, but to speed up, and take new confidence in our purpose and our ever-improving tools. The world leaders should therefore arrive at the MDG Summit this September with the agreed plans, partnerships, and financing to accelerate our progress. And let us commit, as President Obama bid us to do this year at the UN General Assembly, to look beyond success of the MDGs to the end of extreme poverty in our time.

About the Author Professor Jeffrey D Sachs is Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the MDGs.

About the Organization The Earth Institute’s overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of earth as one integrated system.

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Putting health workers at the heart of health development Fiona Campbell, Head of Policy, Merlin

Without enough trained health workers, interventions to reduce child mortality simply aren’t sustainable (Panjkot, Pakistan).

rogress on the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in maternal, newborn and child health, requires equitable access to quality, essential services. Nowhere is this more evident than in fragile contexts, where levels of morbidity and mortality are highest and where progress on the MDGs is most off-track (DFID, 2010). This is a huge challenge, but one that must be met if we are to reach the millennium targets and realize the right to health for all. Ensuring a motivated health workforce is critical to this.


The global health worker crisis Globally, over two million more doctors, nurses and midwives (four million if managers and other public health workers are included) are needed. This figure, however, masks particular shortages, both between and within countries. Fifty-seven countries currently fall below the World Health Organization (WHO) target of 2.3 health workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) per 1000 population, the minimum health worker density needed to deliver essential healthcare. For many sub-Saharan African countries and some parts of Asia, the distribution is less than 1.15/1000. Some of the lowest health worker/population ratios are found in countries such as Pakistan, with only 0.8/1000; Kenya, at 0.1/1000, and Sierra Leone, registering <0.1/1000 (World Health Statistics, 2009).


Why have we reached this critical point? The global lack of health workers and their uneven distribution has a number of causes. One is the changing patterns of morbidity and mortality, and the fact that the investment in human resources has not always followed suit. Another major factor is the financing of health services in many contexts. On average, countries devote just over 40 percent of total government health expenditure to paying for the health workforce. The amount available is obviously dependent on the overall allocation to the sector. This is often well below target. For instance, despite African countries signing up to the Abuja declaration, only six out of 53 African Union member states have so far met their commitment to allocate 15 percent of their budget to health. Furthermore, the funding from donors has often supported capital costs rather the recurrent costs such as health worker salaries. These challenges are often exacerbated in fragile contexts where conflict and chronic underinvestment in the health sector have had a devastating impact. For example, before the conflict in Liberia there were an estimated 237 doctors; following the peace agreement, a study found this number had reduced to just 23 (Interagency Health Evaluation, Liberia, 2005).

Global migration and the health workforce There is also growing pressure encouraging movement of health workers in search of better professional and economic opportunities, often from the countries where they are needed


Healthcare most. Though the situation is complex, in many cases migration is a symptom of a deteriorating health system characterized by low wages, poor working conditions, few incentives, as well as a lack of technology and facilities to carry out their roles effectively. The active recruitment of staff from countries with acute health worker shortages is also a cause for concern within the international community, and has led to the development of the Code of Practice for the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. This is a voluntary set of principles that all member states are encouraged to adopt. The Code was presented at the 63rd World Health Assembly in May 2010 and was accepted by unanimous vote, which is a significant step forward.

Retaining existing staff is vital Ensuring staff receive adequate remuneration for their work is key for retention. However, it is not just salary that is important: in many contexts, the low number of trained health workers in rural or remote areas is due to the lack of supporting infrastructure and opportunities for staff and their families. Factors that have been identified in Merlin’s research in fragile contexts relate to living conditions, safety and security in the workplace and access to continuous professional development. Health workers need to feel valued and supported to work efficiently. Staff in the government system experience severe problems with the low wages and frequently have to resort to supplementing salaries with other sources from private clinic work or charging for drugs. Merlin’s support to government staff is therefore vital for ensuring available, affordable and quality health services.

Tackling the crisis and campaigning for change Ensuring access to health services must go hand in hand with a plan for human resources. This has recently been illustrated in countries attempting to (re)introduce a policy to remove user fees, such as the recent example of Sierra Leone. In April 2010 Sierra Leone launched its ‘free at point of access’ policy to support improved access to maternal and child health services. The preceding strike by health staff, which ended when the government agreed to increase salaries substantially, highlighted the need to ensure the necessary funding to support the implementation of the new policy. Health workers were unhappy at their low salaries and the expected rise in duties as more people accessed services. The introduction of free at point of access services is an ambitious one and addressing the payment of health workers is clearly critical for its successful launch and continued effectiveness.

Hands Up for Health Workers Through Merlin’s campaign, Hands Up For Health Workers, the organization is calling for action on key areas, especially in fragile contexts, to realise the opportunities that exist to increase the numbers of health workers and ensure they remain in the places where they are most needed. Planning for change. Firstly, Merlin is calling for the development and funding of national health workforce plans to support the longer-term vision and to promote coordination of efforts such as training opportunities for staff, both in-service and for new recruits. 32

These plans should be in place from the earliest opportunity in all contexts and need the commitment of national governments and the support of international donors. More emphasis needs to be placed in-country on how much revenue is devoted to the health system, as well as from external sources, to improve both the quantity and quality of the allocation to the health sector. Merlin is therefore calling on both governments and donors to put the support for health staff high on their funding priorities. Supporting health workers. Once staff are trained, Merlin is calling for appropriate support covering salaries, good working conditions, performance management and professional development. Ensuring that health staff are adequately rewarded for their efforts such as receiving a living wage (i.e. wage commensurate with other professional cadres in the country and which will provide staff with the ability to undertake their duties without resorting to alternative income sources) as well as other benefits to motivate them in their roles, is critical. Stemming migration. Linked to supporting health workers in the system is managing the migration of trained staff. Efforts within the country need to be matched by international efforts. Merlin, together with a range of international agencies, has supported the adoption of the code of practice for international recruitment of health personnel, and encouraging member states to put in place action plans to take forward the principles in the code.

Health workers at the heart of better health For its own part, Merlin is continuing to provide practical solutions to health service provision in the countries in which the organization works, while also using its experience in programs to inspire better policies and practices for human resources in the future, both at national and international levels. Only if we work together as a global community will we be able to make progress on the global commitment to the MDGs. Ensuring that human resources for health is at the heart of these efforts is the key to their success.

About the Author Fiona Campbell is Merlin’s Head of Policy. With a background in nutrition, public heath and development, she has worked throughout Africa and South Asia, both for government and nongovernmental agencies. She is currently the driving advocacy force behind Merlin’s Hands Up For Health Workers campaign.

About the Organization Merlin is a UK aid agency, specializing in improving health in fragile states. All our work – from saving lives in times of crisis to supporting the long-term delivery of essential care – is geared towards building a health system that can cope with needs on the ground now and in the future. Training local health workers underpins every Merlin program, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. We also work to influence health policy and practice at local, national and international levels using evidence gained from our work on the ground.

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Philanthrocapitalism: finding new ways to tackle development challenges Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief of The Economist, and Michael Green, Writer and Former Senior Official in the British Government

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apitalism is practically a dirty word at the moment. The high priests of this economic system, the investment bankers and financial whizzkids of Wall Street, drove the global economy over a cliff in the autumn of 2008 and the rest of the world has paid the price. The World Bank reports that the resulting slowdown in economic growth has already thrown millions back into poverty. Worse, as the governments of rich countries dig themselves out from under the mountain of debt they built up as they prevented a complete meltdown, aid is going to be under pressure as politicians look for budget cuts that cost the fewest votes.


Does this mean that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are now unachieveable? Maybe not, if a new generation of private donors, led by Bill Gates, can live up to their potential as a source of new ideas, as well as funding, in the fight against poverty. We call these donors philanthrocapitalists because, as successful entrepreneurs, they unashamedly use the tools of business for doing good and pursue society’s benefit with the same tenacity that they chase profits. For world leaders, the philanthrocapitalists could become some of their most important partners in the years ahead.

The value of philanthrocapitalists Aid has long been seen as essentially a government to government activity: the world’s heads of state gathered at the 34

UN back in 2000 to establish the MDGs; the rich countries of the G8 met at Gleneagles in 2005 to pledge the resources to meet these goals. The pivotal moment in the emergence of the philanthrocapitalists as potential gamechangers took place in 2006 at the New York Public Library. Here, on 26th June, the second richest man in the world, legendary American investor Warren Buffett, pledged almost his entire fortune to support the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, in his effort to rid the world of diseases like malaria that cause millions of unnecessary deaths each year. The pooling of these two enormous fortunes means that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is able to give away around $4 billion a year, much of it to global health, an area where the Gates Foundation is a bigger player than any government donor except the US. Nor is it a matter of money alone. What philanthrocapitalists like Gates bring to the party is new ideas and new energy to challenge the old orthodoxies. The critics of aid, (such as Dambisa Moyo [author of the 2009 bestseller Dead Aid]), are exaggerating when they claim that it does more harm than good. Yet even aid’s biggest supporters cannot think it is working well. Gates has spurred a frenzy of innovations in global health, such as the creation of the Global Fund against AIDS, TB, and Malaria and ‘advance market commitments’ to get drug companies to produce vaccines and medicines that meet the needs of the poorest. As a result, there is a renewed optimism that deaths from malaria, for example, could be significantly reduced or even eliminated within the next 5-10 years – an idea that was unthinkable when the MDGs were set in 2000.

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Aid & Development of companies like Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and the celebrity power of this year’s football World Cup in South Africa to build a grand coalition to save the million lives lost to this disease each year.

“Gates, for example, calls his foundation, the largest in the world, “a tiny, tiny organisation” because he knows that he cannot tackle problems like malaria alone.” Government aid agencies also struggle to think beyond three year public funding cycles (and many have even shorter time horizons) and suffer from political pressure to report successes in terms of money spent rather than outcomes achieved. Philanthrocapitalists, by contrast, can think long term and focus on impact, rather than inputs. Take, for example, the British philanthropists Chris and Jamie Cooper-Hohn, who have dedicated the profits from their Children’s Investment Fund hedge fund to programs designed to improve the wellbeing of children in poor countries. Over a few years they have built up a one billion pound endowment for their charity, making them Britain’s most generous givers. Yet they prefer to think of their philanthropy as investing – that is applying the same rigour about achieving measurable results to giving their money away as they do to earning it. Impact is everything to the philanthrocapitalists.

William H. Gates III, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA captured during the session ‘Fresh Solutions for Food Security’ at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum 2009.

The liberty of philanthrocapitalists The philanthrocapitalists can do things that government aid agencies cannot because they are much freer to take risks. Gates’ critics, for example, like to challenge him for taking on communicable diseases like malaria, rather than chronic problems like, say, poor sanitation, which kills many more people a year. Yet these freedoms to challenge conventional wisdom and to focus are among the greatest advantages of philanthrocapitalists. Government aid agencies have to spread their money across all the different development challenges to show that they are committed to solving all these problems, whereas philanthrocapitalists can focus where they have the best chance of finding a solution. As a result, philanthrocapitalists can use their money more strategically. Gates, for example, calls his foundation, the largest in the world, “a tiny, tiny organisation” because he knows that he cannot tackle problems like malaria alone. Instead, he has used his giving to leverage in new money from governments and other private donors, large and small alike, to fight killer diseases. That is why, while scientific research receives the lion’s share of his philanthropy, he is a keen supporter of advocacy groups like the ‘Malaria No More’ campaign, which is using the marketing nous AID & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Some issues are just too controversial for government aid agencies, like getting involved in political change, whereas philanthrocapitalists are freer to take on tricky political challenges. The American financier, George Soros, has blazed a trail as, by his own admission, a “political philanthropist”. This means that he supports controversial pro-democracy movements and advocates transparency through initiatives like his ‘Publish What You Pay’ campaign that has forced multinational oil and mining companies to be much more transparent about what they pay to governments.

“For World leaders, the philanthrocapitalists could become some of their most important partners in the years ahead.”

Creating a greater world As well as doing good by giving, philanthrocapitalists are also trying to harness the power of the global financial markets and global business to build a better world. The billionaire founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar, for example, is pioneering new ways to get the for-profit capital markets to support financial services for the poor. Even if just a tiny proportion of the trillions of dollars sloshing around global capital markets could find a return supporting, say, micro-finance for entrepreneurs in poor countries, this extra capital would produce a huge boost to the fight against poverty. 35

Aid & Development political leader on the continent. In Latin America, Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms tycoon, recently crowned the richest man in the world by Forbes magazine, has pledged to give away at least US$10 billion. China’s billionaires may be next.

What needs to occur In the 20th century, the left and the right got used to the idea that it is the private sector’s job to make money and government’s job to improve society. The economic crisis may seem like a threat because governments that were already overstretched are going to have to make deep cuts. But it is also an opportunity – business and the winners in the global economy need to step up and show that they accept that their own prosperity depends on building a more sustainable capitalism that shares the benefits with others.

“In the 20th century, the left and the right got used to the idea that it is the private sector’s job to make money and government’s job to improve society.” If the philanthrocapitalism revolution is to achieve its potential, the philanthrocapitalists need to be transparent about what they are doing and open to challenge. Critics of philanthrocapitalism are right to raise concerns about the power and influence that this small group of super-rich individuals can wield. Our best protection against this power being abused is scrutiny based on evidence.

Companies are also getting into philanthrocapitalism. Much traditional corporate philanthropy has been driven by publicrelations departments and, frankly, is pretty useless. By contrast, a growing number of smart companies are adopting a new approach that puts social good at the heart of their business strategy. These firms are increasingly willing to sacrifice a bit of profit today to reinvent their business practices as socially and environmentally sustainable. This is not limited to small, explicitly ethical companies. Giant corporations, like the mega-retailer Wal-Mart, have started to realize that they can ‘do well by doing good’ by reducing waste and selling low-carbon products. Since the ‘greed is good’ model of short-run-profit-chasing capitalism failed so publicly in the crash of September 2008, we are hopeful that more and more corporate leaders and institutional investors will see giving back to society as part of a more successful long-run business strategy. Philanthrocapitalism is also reflecting the shifting balance in global economic power, as a new generation of donors steps forward in emerging markets. India is probably the leader, as billionaire technology entrepreneurs like Azim Premji and Nandan Nilekani have started to use their wealth to help the poor. In Africa, Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese founder of mobile phone giant CelTel, has been making waves with his annual prize for the best


Governments also need to find ways to build partnerships with the philanthrocapitalists. Running basic services like educating our children, building roads and so on, will always be primarily the responsibility of government. There will never be enough philanthropy to meet all these needs. The power of the philanthrocapitalists is to develop new models for how these services can be delivered that governments can later copy and take to massive scale. Some countries, like Rwanda and India, have a lot of experience already in working with the philanthrocapitalists. It certainly has the potential to make aid smarter and more effective, less like charity and more about investing in a better future.

About the Authors Matthew Bishop, the New York bureau chief of The Economist, and Michael Green, a writer and former senior official in the British government, are the co-authors of Phillanthrocapitalism: how giving can save the world, as well as The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top.

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lthough hopeful progress has been made in the last ten years in pursuit of the globally agreed education goals, the road ahead is still steep if we are to meet these targets by 2015. In an environment where donor aid commitments for basic education are stagnating, the international community must continue the promising reform agenda of the Fast Track Initiative (FTI), the world’s education financing mechanism. Learning lessons from similar initiatives in the health sector, the FTI should be transformed into a Global Fund for Education that is truly fit for the purpose of supporting countries in their efforts to deliver a quality basic education to all children.


Global education: a success story? With five years to go until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Education for All (EFA) goals – a set of six international targets for achieving universal basic education – the story is both distressing and hopeful. The good news is that remarkable progress has been made toward the goal of EFA in the years since 2000. According to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the number of children out of primary school worldwide has fallen by 33 million since the beginning of the decade. The South and West Asia region has more than halved its out-of-school population, and sub-Saharan Africa has increased its primary enrolment rate at five times the rate 38

of the 1990s. Promising strides have been made in narrowing the gap between enrolment rates for girls and boys. This progress proves that international aid combined with good policies and political commitment in developing countries can achieve rapid and meaningful results. The bad news is that if the international community does not immediately ramp up its funding and commitment to basic education, the education Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the EFA goals will be missed. If we continue on current trends, an estimated 56 million children will still have no seat in a classroom in 2015. And these enrolment figures give us only part of the picture.

“In order to provide all children with a quality basic education by 2015, an estimated 10.3 million additional teachers must be trained and hired globally.” Too many children drop out before completing a full primary school cycle – 23 million pupils each year in sub-Saharan Africa alone – and millions of children who do stay in school are not gaining basic literacy and numeracy skills. In order to provide all children with a quality basic education by 2015, an estimated 10.3 million additional teachers must be trained and hired globally.

Education There is also a real fear that the global economic crisis may have an adverse impact on education for the poorest children. Millions of additional people are predicted to be driven into extreme poverty. Pressures on household budgets may force families to make tough choices about sending their children to school. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), malnutrition is on the rise, which can cause stunting and limit a child’s potential before it even makes it into the classroom.

contracting due to slowed economic growth resulting from the financial crisis. There is real risk that aid resources for education will be further reduced, and the dramatic gains of the last decade will be put in serious jeopardy.

Global funding levels uncertain

New commitment needed

In the face of these steep challenges, the donor response has been mixed. At the beginning of the new millennium, between 2000 and 2004, aid commitments for basic education increased by almost 90 percent to US$5.2 billion. This support, combined with major debt relief deals and increased education spending in developing countries, has led to the impressive gains previously described.

This year UNESCO has released a new estimate that the financing gap needed to achieve EFA in low-income countries is $16 billion annually, over and above existing resources. $11 billion of this is needed in sub-Saharan Africa, where over half the world’s out-of-school children reside. However, current aid levels represent less than one-fourth of this need. The vision of EFA is well within our reach, but it will take re-energised commitment from the international community to increase the pace of progress.

However, halfway through the last decade – and well before the financial crisis hit – aid levels began to flat-line. In 2007, aid commitments for basic education dropped 22 percent from the previous year. This volatility is partially due to the narrow base of donor support for basic education; a handful of champion donors such as the Netherlands and the UK have shouldered the burden, while many others give less than their fair share. Now, donor aid budgets may be

In addition to aid stagnation, the quality of aid for education has been unacceptably poor. Despite the important strides made by some donors to improve aid effectiveness in line with the Paris Declaration, much aid for education remains donordriven, uncoordinated and fragmented.

Unfortunately, at this time of great need the world’s education financing mechanism – the EFA–Fast Track Initiative (FTI) – is facing serious challenges. The FTI is a global partnership aimed at realising the EFA goals by supporting country-owned strategies to achieve universal primary education. It uses an innovative model to endorse the quality of these country

Lessons from global health Eight important lessons can be learned from the global partnerships and financing initiatives in the health sector: 1. Participation makes you stronger. The international drug purchasing facility UNITAID and GFATM ensure that civil society and other stakeholders have a prominent voice in both global and country-level decision-making. In both initiatives, Southern and Northern civil society has played an important role in setting policies and priorities, monitoring performance, and advocating for support. 2. Build a genuine partnership. The International Health Partnership (IHP) has struggled to achieve broad donor buy-in, as it is perceived as a single-donor initiative. However GFATM was jointly launched by African heads of state and the G8, and had extensive civil society input in its formation – with the result that many feel committed to its success. 3. Be your own master. GFATM, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and UNITAID are politically autonomous and have independent secretariats, enabling them to set bold and ambitious agendas. 4. Get with the plan. The IHP focuses on aligning investments and scaling up support to country-owned health sector plans. Recognising the benefits of coherence and ownership, GAVI and GFATM have also increasingly aligned their grants with country priorities and plans. 5. Be accountable. GFATM leads the pack in access to information. It thoroughly reports on grants through its website, allowing performance to be tracked and helping to prevent corruption and improve accountability. It has also pioneered a performancebased approach to financing, using grant score cards to assess progress, determine problem areas and recommend improvements – all requisites for new phases of funding. 6. Get the money out of the door. With strong administrative systems and by avoiding bureaucratic delays, GFATM has a track record of keeping its promises to disburse funds on time to recipients. 7. Innovate to raise cash. UNITAID has raised funds through taxes on airline tickets and contributions from donor governments. GAVI has borrowed against donor pledges on capital markets to mobilise finances. 8. Stick together. The proliferation of initiatives in the health sector, including single donor projects and presidential initiatives like the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), have led to fragmentation and inefficiency. The IHP and others are leading the movement to coordinate donor interventions, so they can better respond to what recipients want, a process pioneered in education by the FTI model.



Education strategies and then fund them via two tracks: support from bilateral aid programmes and from a global financing instrument known as the Catalytic Fund. However, the FTI has lacked broad donor support. In comparison with funding for initiatives in the health sector such as the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), which has committed $19.3 billion since 2002, the FTI has only managed to galvanise $1.6 billion over a similar time period. But the needs in the education sector are just as pressing, in fact, investments in health and education must go hand-in-hand to ensure sustainability, poverty reduction and economic growth.

Overcoming limitations The FTI’s difficulties can be explained in part by structural problems that have limited its effectiveness. The World Bank’s oversight of the Catalytic Fund, the FTI’s multi-donor pooled fund, has caused bureaucratic delays and has limited its flexibility to contribute the type of support that will best meet countries’ needs. The FTI Secretariat has not had the independence to advocate ambitiously for increased funding or the capacity to engage actively at the country level, and its country level structures lack a meaningful mechanism for civil society and other stakeholder involvement and oversight. Until recently, its global governance mechanism has been dominated by donors and has provided only a weak voice for developing country governments and civil society organizations. Despite these limitations, the FTI has succeeded in endorsing quality national education plans in 40 countries, providing urgently needed financial support, and demonstrating some promising results. The value of a globally coordinated effort in the education sector is immense. Developing countries must be empowered to implement their own vision in education, but a proliferation of donors and projects can cause loss of ownership, transaction costs and reduced efficiency. The FTI’s model of pooling and coordinating resources globally in support of country-owned education plans has the advantage of being able to channel funds efficiently and effectively to those in a position to use them well, and to those in greatest need.

“The lessons from the global health funds – and the FTI’s own past – must be applied to avoid repeating mistakes and missing opportunities.”

With the proper support and commitment, the FTI’s challenges can be overcome. One crucial step is to learn from the experience of the global partnerships in the health sector – both positive and negative. On one hand, the FTI is ahead of the curve in its focus on country ownership 40

Investments in health and education must go handin-hand to ensure sustainability, poverty reduction and economic growth. through supporting sector-wide national education plans. Some of the global health funds could learn important lessons in this area. However, many of the global health funds have seen impressive success in areas where the FTI has struggled: mobilising resources and global support, establishing strong results and accountability systems, transparency, openness to meaningful civil society and stakeholder participation, innovation, and strong administrative systems. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the FTI should borrow from the aspects of these initiatives in other sectors that have worked well.

A vision for change The FTI has already begun a process of reform, initiated in early 2010 by its board of directors in response to a recent external evaluation. This change has been positive and has included decisions to strengthen the inclusiveness of board membership and ensure greater oversight of funding decisions; an agreement to support conflict-affected and fragile states; an expansion in scope to include the full EFA agenda; and a commitment to develop mutual accountability and results frameworks. It has also indicated openness to other key issues such as revising the role of the World Bank within the initiative. These reforms have made promising progress in remaking the FTI into a global partnership with the structural foundation and the scale of ambition necessary to increase its impact. But more must be done. The lessons from the global health funds, and

Education the FTI’s own past, must be applied to avoid repeating mistakes and missing opportunities. More work is needed in the following areas if the FTI is to be transformed into a more effective partnership: Political and financial independence. The initiative should not be ‘owned’ by any one donor agency or institution. Rather, it should have full political and financial autonomy, with strong accountability to its board of directors, and ultimately accountability to the people it is trying to help. Its secretariat should be empowered to control disbursement of funds, with board oversight. Meaningful stakeholder participation at country level. Country ownership should not be narrowly defined as ‘government ownership’. Rather, education sector plans should reflect a true national dialogue with diverse actors about educational priorities and tactics. Following the GFATM model, funding should be conditioned on participation from civil society groups and affected communities in the development of national strategies, as well as input into ongoing funding decisions. The FTI’s weak country level structures should be redesigned into multi-stakeholder committees with decisionmaking power. High quality, flexible funding. The financing mechanism must promote country ownership by following best practice in aid effectiveness. Its grants must be given in a long-term and predictable fashion, with transparent disclosure and reporting. Funding must strengthen capacity for recipient country governments by using country systems for public financial management and procurement. And to the greatest extent possible, it should let countries take leadership by providing more aid through budget support and other instruments that are aligned with country priorities. Greater accountability. In contrast to the past, donors must be held accountable for ensuring that country-owned education sector plans are adequately funded – either bilaterally or through the global pooled fund – and that the quality of their aid is improved in line with the aid effectiveness agenda agreed in the Paris Declaration. Recipient countries must be asked to report more thoroughly and transparently on the use of funds and must demonstrate results. And the important compact of accountability between citizens and their governments must be strengthened by increased civil society participation in shaping education plans, and monitoring their results.

Bold action is needed to make this transformation happen: sDonor governments must urgently increase their aid to basic education, including through the FTI’s Catalytic Fund. They should condition this support on comprehensive reform, working closely with the FTI board of directors to ensure a participatory reform process. They must ensure all aid for education supports country-owned education strategies; sDeveloping country governments must take a more active role in the governance of the FTI, to ensure that its reforms meet their needs. They must continue their efforts to prioritise basic education, increase education sector spending, and improve the quality of their public education systems. They must take care to work with stakeholder groups to ensure they are meeting the needs of the most marginalized; sThe FTI board of directors should act quickly to increase the ambition of its reforms, relaunching the FTI as a GFE. It should ensure these reforms are designed through a consultative process that includes global and local civil society groups and recipient governments.

“A Global Fund for Education could provide the momentum needed to return education to its rightful place among global development priorities.” The world’s children deserve a global education partnership with the ambition, capacity and resources to make a powerful impact. Now is the time to make the vision of EFA a reality.

About the Author Katie Malouf is an Advocacy and Campaigns Associate, for Oxfam International. She is the author of Rescuing Education for All: How reform of the Fast Track Initiative should lead to a Global Fund for Education, a recent research report from Oxfam International. At Oxfam she has worked on issues of development finance, aid effectiveness and education for over four years. Previously she focused on human rights and justice issues in US policy in Latin America. She is based in Washington, DC.

About the Organization

Rising to the challenge: a Global Fund for Education (GFE)

Oxfam International is a confederation of 14 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Working together through a global education partnership is our best bet for scaling up to EFA. The FTI is the best available mechanism for this task, but it needs continued reform and increased donor support. Oxfam and many education advocates have called for a transformation of the FTI into a Global Fund for Education (GFE). With a new name, a reenergised mission, and the reforms outlined above, a GFE could provide the momentum needed to return education to its rightful place among global development priorities.



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Hope, innovation, results and impact – around the world Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Today, at least 10 of the most endemic countries in Africa have reported declines in new malaria cases and an impressive decline in malaria mortality of 50 to 80 percent.

he substantial increase in resources dedicated to health through overseas development assistance and other sources during the past years has begun to change the course of AIDS, TB and malaria, and more broadly, the major health problems that low- and middle-income countries have been confronted with. It is rare in the field of international development to see such rapid correlation between investment and desired results and impact, as has been the case in the past years’ efforts to fight the three pandemics. Increased international investments have, with great speed and efficiency, been turned into health services on the ground, benefiting hundreds of millions of people. This article will examine the medical progress made recently and also take a look at the time sensitive Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


Unity found in common interest Despite a lack of facilities, hundreds of thousands of health workers around the world have used new resources to save millions of lives. The benefits of their efforts to provide antiretroviral treatment for HIV or effective treatment for TB and malaria to people in poor and often inaccessible areas, to provide insecticide-treated nets to millions of families and to undertake other efforts to prevent the spread of the three diseases go far beyond the realm of health. They have been uniting the world around a common agenda and humanitarian purpose.


As recently as in 2003, virtually no one living with AIDS in low- and middle-income countries was receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, although it had been available since 1996 in high-income countries. At the end of 2008, over four million people had gained access to AIDS treatment. AIDS mortality has since decreased in many countries. For example, in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the rollout of antiretroviral treatment has led to a decline of about 50 percent in adult AIDS deaths over a period of five years. Malaria used to be a neglected disease. Today, at least 10 of the most endemic countries in Africa have reported declines in new malaria cases and an impressive decline in malaria mortality of 50 to 80 percent. Ten years ago, more than nine million people around the world suffered from TB. Today, the world is on track to meet the international target to cut that number in half by 2015. TB is being diagnosed much more effectively, and 6 million additional people have gained access to DOTS (the basic package that underpins the Stop TB strategy) with the support of the Global Fund. Much more remains to be done, but significant reductions in mortality and suffering, as well as in the economic and social toll these pandemics have inflicted on families and societies, have been achieved.

Potential to fulfill MDGs The world has an extraordinary opportunity to come close, to reach, or even to exceed the health-related MDGs – the eight


Healthcare they also have major repercussions for human development and society. Global efforts to fight AIDS, TB and malaria also contribute to addressing extreme poverty and hunger, child health, maternal health and global partnership. Investments that have been made in global health over the past years have also strengthened health systems. By setting ambitious targets and making funding flows dependent on achieving these, recent investments have exposed health systems’ weaknesses and provided an incentive and the funding to address them. Investments undertaken, while focused on achieving progress in the fight against the three diseases, have helped strengthen the overall capacity of health systems by expanding community and district health facilities, improving procurement and administration capacity and retaining health workers. For the last eight years, the Global Fund has been a major engine driving dramatic advances in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. The programs it has funded have saved 4.9 million lives and improved the quality of life of many of the millions of people living with HIV, the millions who contract active TB annually and the hundreds of millions of people who contract or are at risk of contracting malaria each year. In this sense, the Global Fund is driving a major global effort that is on the road to achieving impressive successes in the fight for global health. All partners and stakeholders should take considerable pride in the role they play in this work.

AIDS, TB and malaria have major repercussions for human development and society. goals that every UN member state agreed to pursue in 2000. Many of the international targets, with regard to MDG 6 (Combat HIV/AIDS and malaria and other diseases), could be met, significant progress could be made on MDGs 4 and 5 (reducing child mortality and improving maternal health), and the other MDGs could also be positively impacted. If the momentum of the last decade is maintained and countries continue to scale up programs at the current rate, malaria could be eliminated as a public health problem in most endemic countries, and indeed there would be hope for a world without malaria deaths by 2015. Millions more HIV infections may be prevented and lives otherwise lost to AIDS saved. The growing threat of Multi-Drug Resistant-TB may be contained. And it might be possible to virtually eliminate transmission of HIV from mothers to their children. In the process, health systems would be further strengthened so they could take on the many other health-related challenges low- and middleincome countries face.

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The past year’s economic crisis dropped millions of people below the poverty line. It followed a period of solid economic growth in many places that lifted millions out of poverty. Through its programs, the Global Fund and its partners can help provide a safety net for some of the poorest and most vulnerable populations, thereby partly alleviating the impact of the financial crisis. These programs can also help bridge the health gaps that often accompany income gaps, for example by helping to retain health workers in impoverished areas where they are needed most and by providing prevention, treatment and care services to people who are otherwise unable to afford them. In addition, the Global Fund brings together North and South in decisionmaking, thereby encouraging them to create a shared vision and common purpose.

“The programs it has funded have saved 4.9 million lives and improved the quality of life of many.” The Global Fund strives to be a 21st-century international development agency – efficient, transparent and adaptable. Established as a public-private partnership, it has introduced numerous major advances and best practices to its systems, policies, infrastructure and operations, allowing it to leverage its resources substantially in scaling up the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. The Global Fund is country-focused, and its organizational structure allows it to rapidly respond to the needs of its partners and the people affected by the three diseases.


The Global Fund brings together North and South in decision-making, thereby encouraging them to create a shared vision and common purpose.

Additional actions necessary Now is the time to further intensify efforts and to make a commitment to continue scaling up the response to HIV, TB and malaria, to safeguard and continue building upon the substantial achievements already made. While the results and impact mentioned in this article should be cause for optimism, the progress made in the last years is fragile. A reduction, or even stagnation, of efforts would lead to reversals of recent progress. Continued, increased investments in health, generally, and in HIV, TB and malaria, specifically, are needed, not only to reach or exceed the health-related MDGs, but also to preserve global stability and protect countries and communities at risk of disease. 2010 is a crucial year for the financing of such health investments. In essence, donors will decide if the healthrelated MDGs can be met. 2010 should inspire extraordinary commitments from every sector of society – public and private – and from every individual interested in safeguarding and building upon the substantial achievements we made in health over the past decade. It is about making the right choices – between sustaining the fight against the three diseases that in the last decade has contributed so much to reducing inequities between rich and poor countries, or allowing those inequities to create an intolerable gulf in the world once again; and between a form of globalization that only brings the benefits of development to countries during prosperous times, or one that also supports the world’s poorest citizens in difficult times, as well.


About the Author Professor Michel D. Kazatchkine was elected Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in February 2007. Michel has spent the past 25 years fighting AIDS as a leading physician, researcher, administrator, advocate, policymaker and diplomat. Michel attended medical school at Necker-Enfants-Malades, studied immunology at the Pasteur Institute, and has completed post-doctoral fellowships at St. Mary’s hospital in London and Harvard Medical School. He was Professor of Immunology at Université René Descartes and Head of the Immunology Unit of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. He has lectured widely and authored or co-authored over 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Michel was Director of the National Agency for Research on AIDS (ANRS) in France (1998-2005) and French Ambassador on HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases (2005-2007).

About the Organization The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/ AIDS, TB and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has become the main source of finance for programs to fight AIDS, TB and malaria, with approved funding of US$ 19.3 billion for more than 572 programs in 144 countries. It provides a quarter of all international financing for AIDS globally, two-thirds for tuberculosis and three quarters for malaria.

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Area A 09.00

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Opening Session: Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, UN OCHA




Area B

Climate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability



Thursday 22nd July, 2010


Competitive Bidding – INTL Global Currenc

Communication Strategies for Aid and Development Organizations

MDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality


Mosquito Control & Data Management – AD FTL Solar and Hydro-Photon

Fleet Management Solutions and GPS Vehic Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

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MDG 1: How to address extreme poverty & hunger

Crisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan

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International Insurance Challenges & Choic


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Empowering the Powerless, Sustainable So


Haiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned

Healthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation

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Moving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development

Procurement Network – Pitch Tank (Session 1)

Security Workshop Addressing Ethics – IPO

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Networking Reception – L Street Bridge

Friday 23rd July, 2010

20.00 08.30

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Johnston Barkat Keynote Address


Finance & Development

Optimizing Technology: Transport & ICTs


Combating Energy Poverty – Kyoto Energy


Property & Asset Protection in Medium to H


MDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development


How to Apply Solar Energy in Emergency R Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (WFP)

Satellite Personal Tracking with SPOT GPS


Global Economic Outlook 2011 – The Econo


Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts Through V


CSR Communications

Logistics & Procurement

Haiti – Future Development

Procurement Network – Pitch Tank (Session 2)

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ICT for Disaster Preparedness & Development: The State of the Art

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Workshop Sessions in Detail

Area A Thursday 22nd July, 2010 Opening Session

09:30 – 10:00

Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Chief of Policy and Development Branch, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)


10:00 – 11:00

This session looks at transport – central to delivering aid, relief and development projects internationally. Moderator: Douglas Jackson, President, PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) Natalie Teperdjian, Marketing & Communications Manager, Fleet Forum Tracy A. Badcock, Founding Member of The Shelter Alliance, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Overseas Lease Group, Inc. Phil Jones, Business Director, Aid & Development, RMA Group Jeff Wade, VP Marketing, Fleet Management Solutions, Inc.

Communication Strategies for Aid and Development Organizations

11:30 – 12:30

Moderator: Lawrence Ott, Director of Communications, Casals & Associates This session is geared towards aid agencies and development organisations and will discuss how they can best promote themselves. Many organizations employ journalists, but does this serve their needs? How can an organization promote its work in a way that will be perceived as objective? Peter Goldstein, Director of Communications and Digital Media, AudienceScapes, will present AudienceScapes, a communication resource for development run by InterMedia and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Peter will show how the AudienceScapes research program in Africa focusing on media use and communication habits, as well as the project’s hands-on website, can help development practitioners to plan and implement more effective communication activities. Christina Ragsdale, Head of Communications, Sacramento Air Quality Management District, is presenting “Reputation, Stakeholders & Accountability: What Publics Think About You Matters” – Look no further than today’s media reports to see the consequences of disregarding public opinion. Brands once thought bulletproof have faltered or failed. Toyota, Tiger Woods, Anderson Consulting and countless others thought they could continue to do business without consideration of the opinions of others. These opinions also impact the types of partners, clients, donors and employees an organization can attract in an ever more competitive environment. Beyond that, more strategic management practices and measurable outcomes are becoming baseline. This session will examine the dimensions of reputation management, transparency, accountability and outcomes, environmental justice, organizational assessment & development and capacity building. For profit or not for profit organizations that ignore these issues do so now at their own peril. Ben Barber, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Frontlines, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will stress the need to prevent obscurantist jargon from alienating mass audiences in the communications process. Building constituencies at home for spending tax funds as well as raising donations requires clear presentation of the facts of aid issues, the emotional impact of such aid or the lack of it, and the clear exposition of how aid will improve lives and end the need for either aid or – in the worst case scenarios – peacekeeping interventions. Nathalie Applewhite, Associate Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will present the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s collaborative multi-media approach to raising awareness of underreported systemic global issues. The Center works with journalists, wide-reaching news outlets and non-profits to create sustained high-impact reporting on issues like water, food insecurity, fragile states, HIV/AIDS, maternal health and the plight of women and children in crisis. The Center also partners with schools across the country to inspire youth to connect the local to the global and move them from information to action.

MDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger

13:30 – 14:30

Moderator: Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting The first MDG is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The targets are to halve, between 1990 and 2015, the the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day and who suffer from hunger. Hunger may have spiked in 2009, one of the many dire consequences of the global food and financial crises. Now that the global economic crisis has slowed progress, the world is still on track to meet the poverty reduction target. This session looks at how agencies are working towards this. Patricia McArdle, Senior Foreign Service Officer, Retired, Member, Board of Directors, Solar Cookers International, will discuss how solar cookers are being used in Haiti and in other regions of extreme poverty, and will stress the need for more research to make solar cookers more durable, cheaper, more efficient and accessible to the world’s poorest people, most of whom live within thirty degrees north and south of the equator where the sun is strongest. David Smith, Manager, UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative Africa programme, will examine how environmental sustainability can help reduce poverty and hunger. Too often the contribution that environmentally sustainable natural resource



Workshop Sessions in Detail use can make to poverty reduction and food security is not adequately reflected in government and donor programmes and budget allocations. This presentation will demonstrate how environmental sustainability can be major contributor to poverty reduction and food security over time. Further it will describe experiences of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty & Environment Initiative in Africa in operational integration of sustainability in Poverty Reduction Strategies and budgets at the macro and sectoral levels. Bruce White, Senior Policy Advisor, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will discuss how the Obama Administration took the unprecedented move to embrace the first UN Millennium Goal and steer US bilateral assistance efforts to advance food security within the context of multilateral efforts as well as regional and national policy frameworks. The Administration’s strategy, now called Feed the Future takes a country-led approach which establishes partnerships with countries in need through a combination of multilateral and bilateral assistance. This country-led approach is designed to be whole of country – including civil society. Bruce will touch on some ways US NGOs have been engaging with the US Government on global hunger, but also on how international and local NGOs can better engage in the country-led approach. Erin Thornton, Global Policy Director, One, will discuss the elevation of agriculture and food security as a global development focus over the last few years and how this momentum can be capitalized to deliver results. While recognizing that a strengthened focus on food security is critical, as the agriculture sector has been neglected for decades, achieving MDG 1 will also require building synergies with related sectors such as trade, infrastructure, finance and rural economic development. Unconventional actors and unlikely partners such as civil society and the private sector will need to form lasting and productive partnerships. Ensuring that the connections between these sectors and actors are leveraged to maximize results, underlying challenges such as transparency, good governance and accountability must also be improved to create the right enabling environment for all of these investments to flourish.

Haiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned

15:00 – 16:00

Moderator: Steven Davenport, Senior Director, Business Development/Partnerships, Development Gateway The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. The Haitian Government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. The aid and relief efforts have been immense, and challenging. Here, agencies discuss the challenges faced in providing shelter, healthcare, water, communications and infrastructure and look at what could be done differently were this to happen again. Graham Saunders, Head of Shelter, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), will demonstrate how the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 12th 2010 is a timely reminder of the challenges of meeting large scale shelter needs in dense, urban areas. In addition to the major logistical challenges of operating where access is extremely difficult, many of the associated settlement issues affecting the provision of shelter are magnified by the complexities of an urban environment, in particular the capital city with governance facilities critical to an informed and managed response. The IFRC-led Shelter/NFI Cluster in Haiti is the coordination mechanism bringing together humanitarian shelter agencies from the United Nations, Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and Non Governmental Organisations with Government and others to address shelter needs and these challenges. This session at the Aid+Trade event will discuss these issues highlighted by the Haiti earthquake and the implications on the process and practice of shelter after disaster. Mark Prutsalis, President & CEO, Sahana Software Foundation, will present a case study of humanitarian free and open source software used to assist relief efforts in Haiti. The talk will focus on Sahana but will also pull in some lessons learned from other projects Sahana collaborates closely with, including Ushahidi, InSTEDD, Tweak the Tweet and Open Street Maps. Nicolas Lagomarsino, Program Officer, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will cover the major challenges faced by the health sector in Haiti in response to the earthquake of January 12, 2010. In just a matter of minutes, much of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, lay in ruins. Not only were most hospitals and health facilities unable to function, but the Ministry of Health headquarters collapsed, killing more than 200 staff. This session will look at the response to this devastating disaster from the standpoint of logistics, civil/military collaboration, the delivery of health services, health sector coordination, and other areas, highlighting some of the lessons learned. Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager, American Red Cross

Moving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development

16:30 – 17:30

Moderator: Anthony Dunnett, President, International Health Partners Following disaster, the provision of relief needs to be fast but also effective in the medium to long term, not just the immediate. Humantarian relief organizations from the public, private and intergovernmental sectors must take into account the consequences of their actions, with a view towards long term sustainability. Abhas K. Jha, Regional Coordinator, The World Bank, will discuss the housing, which can account for up to 80 percent of damage and loss to infrastructure in the aftermath of major disasters. Managing the reconstruction of housing and communities is a multi-sectoral endeavor involving multiple stakeholders and interest groups, often spanning multiple levels of governments, ministries and agencies. The World Bank and other major international development agencies have now acquired a large body of experience in managing large-scale reconstruction programs. Mr. Jha, who is the lead author of the World Bank publication “Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing After Natural Disasters”, will present the lessons learnt from the reconstruction programs in Aceh (Indonesia), Bam (Iran), Northern Pakistan, Wenchuan(China), Colombia, Peru etc. 52

Workshop Sessions in Detail Beatriz Casals, Founder and President, Casals & Associates, Inc., will talk about Casals & Associates’ activities in northern Uganda under the USAID/OTI NUTI project, in which Casals/DI is assisting the national, regional and local government and transitioning from the initial emergency relief effort at the end of the 25 year civil war to a more permanent period of traditional long term development. David Dickie, Director, Advance Aid Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Chief of Policy and Development Branch, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Greg Beck, Director – Office of Humanitarian Affairs, CHF International Joseph Fernandez, Founder & Executive Director, Trade Without Borders’ (TWB) primary focus on long term development. TWB’s Mission Statement – to create sustainable social and economic development throught inclusive global trade to from and betweeen developing regions – summarizes well the organization’s focus, and Joseph will provide specific examples of how TWB’s strategies and operations are all organized around this primary focus.

Friday 23rd July, 2010 Keynote Plenary Talk

09:30 – 10:00

Johnston Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman, United Nations

Finance & Development

10:00 – 11:00

Moderator: Douglas Jackson, President, PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) The provision of aid and development is dependent on funding from a wide range of sources. What are the options that exist for the raising and management of this funding? How can both aid and entrpreneurialism be encouraged at the same time? Nancy Choi, Director, Products and Operations, Development Gateway, points out that according to the European Union, global development assistance now totals more than $120 billion per year. These flows involve hundreds of donors, international entities, NGOs, and developing or transitional countries. Despite significant efforts, the lack of timely and comparative information between the large number of players in the development community has posed challenges for the effective and coordinated use of aid. A new online initiative,, seeks to address this challenge by describing the universe of development finance – project by project. Currently, AidData catalogues nearly one million development projects that were financed between 1945 and 2009 – a total of $4.2 trillion dollars in development finance flows. Preliminary versions of AidData have already been used to shed light on critical issues in development from health and water and sanitation to migration and corruption. Joseph Fernandez, Founder & Executive Director, Trade Without Borders. As a Social Enterprise, TWB’s primary objective is having a positive Social Impact, but doing so in a financially sustainable manner. Joseph will highlight the role that Social Enterprises are playing in the Development arena, with specific examples of the unique strategies that TWB is implementing to finance its own long-term impact. David Dickie, Director, Advance Aid, is deploying a new model of local procurement and stockholding, to enable emergency supplies for Africa to be made in Africa and stored in strategic locations – in advance of any emergency. He will discuss local empowerment through investment rather than donation. Stephen B. Gaull, Senior Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), will discuss the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation’s model of foreign assistance and methods for innovative financing for developing including public private partnerships.

MDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development

11:30 – 12:30

Moderator: Anthony Dunnett, President, International Health Partners The Millennium Goals set by the 189 world leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration represent a global partnership for development. World leaders have agreed to achieve the MDGs by 2015. It is clear that it is the primary responsibility of developing countries to work towards achieving the first seven Goals. They must do their part to ensure greater accountability to citizens and efficient use of resources. But for poor countries to achieve the first seven Goals, it is absolutely critical that rich countries deliver on their end of the bargain with more and more effective aid, more sustainable debt relief and fairer trade rules, well in advance of 2015. Scott Schirmer, Senior Coordinator, Private Sector Alliances Office of Development Partners, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide an overview of USAID’s partnership experience, focusing on how the Office of Development Partners/Private Sector Alliance division (ODP/PSA) serves as a global leader in alliance building. Working with the private sector to develop strategic, game-changing public private alliances (PPAs), ODP/PSA promotes the development of strategic alliances to bring innovative solutions to bear on specific development challenges that intersect with private sector interests. He will provide key examples of successful alliances, discuss new tools and methodologies being developed by ODP/PSA to form effective alliances, and discuss how PSA supports USAID Missions, Bureaus and Technical offices to engage with the private sector and other public donors and philanthropic institutions to build partnerships that are innovative, scalable and have significant impact on the ground. Elisabeth Baraka, Projects Officer, A4ID, will discuss how the law can be used to strengthen the work of the international development community and support the achievement of development objectives. She will provide a number of case studies to demonstrate the importance of the law as a core part of development strategy and how partnerships with lawyers across the world through A4ID can help to achieve this.



Workshop Sessions in Detail Johnston Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman, United Nations Natalie Teperdjian, Marketing & Communications Consultant, Fleet Forum Joseph Fernandez, Founder & Executive Director, Trade Without Borders, will focus his presentation on establishing INCLUSIVE partnerships in developing countries themselves. He believes it is fundamentally impossible to facilitate development without actively engaging with the 4-5 billion people development work aims to impact. He will present how Trade Without Borders (TWB) is working to establish inclusive global trading partnerships to create sustainable social and economic development.

CSR Communications

13:30 – 14:30

Moderator; David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSat Forum (GVF) This session will discuss “Oil, Gold & Communications: Leveraging Extractive’s Networks for Corporate Social Responsibility.” From oil and gas, to mining and pharmaceuticals, major enterprises are currently spending billions to satisfy contractual commitments to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Traditionally, most CSR projects have not included communications solutions. Why not? And when, where and how can the ICT sector participate in this potentially valuable opportunity? This session will set the stage for answers. Erin Mote, Director of Resource Development, CHF International Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO, Aidmatrix Foundation, is the President and CEO of the Aidmatrix Foundation Maria Kendro, Executive Director, Communications Cooperative International (CCI) Steve Schmida, President, SSG Advisors Patrick Lynch, Information Systems Manager, Pan-Petroleum Thierry Simien, Operations Manager, Schlumberger SEED

Haiti – Future Development

15:00 – 16:00

Moderator: Nathalie Applewhite, Associate Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Orchestrating relief and recovery from a disaster is, by definition, difficult, but for Haiti there are huge challenges, and also huge opportunities. The former United States president Bill Clinton, now the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, said that the task now is to “build back better. How can aid agencies and governments address the underlying poverty in an attempt to build a new nation. ” What will “better” look like and how can it be realistically achieved? Chyihway Gong, Senior Project Manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Department, International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), will speak on the comprehensive approach the TaiwanICDF is taking to join the international effort for recovery and reconstruction in Haiti. Pierre Salignon, General Director, Medecins du Monde, will come to the conference directly after a field assessment in Port-auPrince. He will focus his intervention on the challenges faced by humanitarian NGOs in the complex environment of the postearthquake crisis in Haiti. Dean Scott, Operations Section, FEMA US & R Branch, will examine some of the major challenges and successes presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) support to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) during the Haiti Earthquake response. FEMA assisted USAID through the deployment of additional Federal urban search & rescue (US&R) task forces as well as communications and management resources. The Haiti partnership of USAID international and FEMA domestic US&R capabilities will be detailed, along with the deployment and operations of the Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) communications capabilities. Richard C. Smith, Director New Business Development/Product Marketing Manager, Gichner Mobile Systems, looks at Marketing Your Organization for Haiti’s Re-development. There are a multitude of ideas and plans as to how Haiti should be rebuilt and redeveloped, from non-profit organizations to governments. There are an equal number of products and programs also available as potential solutions. How do your organizations’ plans become part of the solution, and how do you get there? Richard Burns, Haiti Director – Office of Global Operations, CHF International, will discuss the role of NGOs, international and local, in Haiti’s longer term development. NGOs have played a critical role in Haiti for decades but there has been a continuing issue on whether their presence has been too large and what impact this has presence had on the development of the Haitian Government. How should the role of NGOs evolve during reconstruction and how should they work with the Haitian government and international donors?


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Area B Thursday 22nd July, 2010 Climate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability

10:00 – 11:00

Moderator: Charley Ansbach, Managing Partner, Skystone Ryan Global climate adaptation, together with other natural disasters, threatens to strain the world’s relief resources. The aid and relief industry can create more collaborative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions or have those strategies imposed by funders. Funders similarly can work together on unified, scalable solutions or underwrite a patchwork of disjointed, costly, unappreciated and even counter-productive programs that fail to solve the challenges of climate change adaptation. It is time for a “New Aid” approach, and it’s already starting. Vishnu N. Jetmalani, International Energy, Environmental & Policy Advisor Grant Dillon, International Advisor, Global Health and Emergency Response Christina Ragsdale, Head of Communications, Sacramento Air Quality Management District Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA)

MDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality

11:30 – 12:30

Moderator: Paul Z. Perjes, CEO, Perjes Production and Educational Products World This session will look at the centrality of education and gender equality to development situations – after disaster and conflict and in a general developmental context. Paul Perjes will present a case study of the reconstruction of a school. Dr. Mary Jeanette (MJ) Ebenhack, President, AHEAD Energy, points out that access to energy service has been identified as the ‘missing’ Millennium Development Goal (MDG). About 1.5 billion people lack access to electricity, and around 2.5 billion people rely on traditional biomass as their primary source of energy. There is a growing consensus that the MDG’s cannot be fully met without greater access to affordable, reliable, clean energy. In her talk, MJ Ebenhack examines the role that energy plays in primary education (MDG 2), and in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women (MDG3). Dr. Ebenhack will share the approach that the nonprofit AHEAD Energy has developed to address energy poverty in Africa; an approach focused on building collaborations to utilize multiple local sources and decentralized technologies at schools and medical facilities. John Gillies, Vice President and Interim Director, Global Education Center, AED, will draw on a study of 20 years of education reform in five countries to discuss the issue of aid effectiveness in terms of strategies that contribute to local ownership and capacity building, sustainability, and improvement in education outcomes. The cases will emphasize the role of education in countries emerging from civil conflict and emergencies. Reza Samarbasksh, Head of office in Tehran, UNICEF

Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement

12:45 – 13:15

Candace Riddle, Standards Manager, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), and Tina M. Borger CPPO, Executive Director, Business Development and Research Director National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP). Presentation Overview: The procurement of goods and services by government accounts for approximately 10-15% of GDP for developed countries, and up to as much as 20% GDP for developing countries. With the vast amount of resources being influenced by the purchasing process, and those charged with the responsibility of insuring that the public receives the best value for their tax dollars, it is somewhat surprising that there is no formal agreement on just how government should expend resources. Perhaps even more problematic is the fact that procurement professionals, and the associations that represent their profession, have not agreed to a set of general principles to guide those doing government work. As we all work to develop and implement best practices to improve the effectiveness of our organization within the global community, NIGP is delighted to share with you the public procurement guiding principles, which are designed to guide all of the internal and external stakeholders as they work to improve the delivery of public goods and services. This informative discussion is meant to generate conversation and NIGP is seeking your input. The session will consist of a brief introduction to the proposed values and principles followed by a time for collaborative discussion. Come prepared to discuss your day-to-day duties and how the proposed values and principles may apply to your operation. Would you follow them? If not, what would you change?

Crisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan

13:30 – 14:30

Moderator: J Margaret Burke, Director, Managment Servies, Africare There are three main types of Crisis; Environmental (earthquake), Situational (War/Civil Unrest), Medical. This program will look at the development of a CMT covering the first two types. Laura Schauble, Special Risks Manager, Clements International, Presentation Overview; Crisis management is too often a reactionary process initiated after a catastrophe has arisen. A capable crisis management plan should consist of well-researched,



Workshop Sessions in Detail advance preparation, and there are many tools available to crisis management teams to set up such a plan. In this session, we will discuss the tools available to crisis management teams through their insurance resources, including brokers, carriers and their contracted vendors. In addition to the basic insurance coverages applicable to your security programs, we will review the benefits that come with many insurance policies, including available research, emergency response teams, evacuation and assistance companies, investigation resources, and other features that may already be available to your team. Learn how to use the tools available through your insurance programs to their maximum potential. Erin Noordeloos, Director of International Programmes, RedR UK, talks on Competency in Crisis Management, examining the need to engage in training before a crisis situation and to identify and address skills gaps in your crisis management teams. Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Beebe, Department of Defense, discuss the jumps seen in all areas of communications and information sharing during the 21st Century. One of the greatest advances and potential “game changers” in areas of disaster response will be the use of virtual crisis reaction centers. Ground breaking work in the area of virtual reality and virtual crisis reaction centers was pioneered by Jaque Davison and LTC Shannon Beebe when they built the Africa InfoSphere using a virtual reality platform. This crisis reaction center has all the functionality of a real crisis reaction center at a fraction of the cost and a time savings of over 90%. This cutting edge concept could save millions of dollars in logistics expenses, have centers active in hours rather than days, and most importantly concentrate services more efficiently at the point of need. Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) Steve Summers, Chief Operating Officer, Key Travel

Healthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation

15:00 – 16:00

Moderator: Peter Goldstein, Director, Intermedia Rich Thorsten, Director of International Programs,, The presentation will demonstrate key challenges and lessons from his experiences. As sanitation has finally begun to receive more attention in the international development arena, forming partnerships with people in developing countries plays a critical role in the success and sustainability of sanitation interventions., a U.S.-based non-profit organization, has 20 years of experience in forming water and sanitation partnerships with organizations, communities, and key stakeholders in developing countries. This presentation will overview partnership processes and highlight some recent examples of successful partnerships in sanitation. features a variety of technologies, institutional arrangements, and financing mechanisms across its range of programs – and this presentation will provide a snapshot of these activities. Maria Kasparian, Project Manager, Edesia LLC and Omar Taha, Public Health Development Manager, Edesia LLC cover ‘The Present and Future of Ready-to-Use Foods’ – Mr. Taha will discuss the importance of building up the evidence base for prevention in nutrition and for bringing more focus to children under two. He will examine present gaps in knowledge as well as current and future research initiatives. Special attention will be given to bridging the gap between trial impact and scaled program delivery. Ms. Kasparian will discuss some of the current ways that ready-to-use foods are being utilized in Haiti as part of larger emergency relief and development strategies. She will also talk about the role of field-testing these foods in new regions and for new populations and the role of local production in the developing world. Anthony Dunnett, President, International Health Partners, looks at the growing disparity in the availability of healthcare between counties in the developing world where development resources are increasingly focused on larger, lower risk countries. It is commendable that significant resources are being placed on training healthcare workers at the point of delivery and in providing the necessary drugs for AIDS, TB and Malaria. However, MDG indices are not improving as quickly as they should since infrastructure and health system are so often broken. This presentation will show that cross sector partnerships hold the key to accelerating improvements, when combined with open communication and a willingness to align complementary activities. Paul Chen, North American Regional Director, Vestergaard Frandsen, will show that Malaria and Diarrhea disease have been shown to have higher incidence rates for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. By implementing a preventive approach and incorporating integrated water and vector tools in home based care solutions, you can eliminate repeat interventions and improve health outcomes while reducing overall costs. Glenn Keys, Managing Director, Aspen Medical, will be discussing the history of security and humanitarian agencies and the dangers they face. A model is then proposed that covers: comprehensive capability for relief and development missions that encompasses both security and health, business based approach optimizing the financial management of health services and security, Human Resources management system predicated upon selecting, training and retaining the highest quality professionals in the health and security arenas, optimum command, control communications information and logistic systems within which healthcare tasks can be undertaken, unique approach to risk management and security encompassing a fine balance between protection, deterrence and acceptance and proven ability to deliver health support across the spectrum of needs in austere and hostile environments. Julie Taft, Reproductive Health Advisor, International Medical Corps. Providing reproductive health services at the onset of a crisis can prevent death, disease and disability, sexual and gender based violence, HIV infection and other reproductive illnesses. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), a SPHERE Standard, defines which RH services are most important to implement in humanitarian settings. MISP interventions in post-earthquake Haiti will be discussed. Focus of discussion will be on the role of coordination among implementing partners.

Procurement Network and Pitch Tank

16:30 – 17:30

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Friday 23rd July, 2010 Optimizing Technology and ICTs

10:00 – 12:00

Technology is becoming more critical in disaster response and recovery work. The experts on this panel will discuss the pros and cons of available satellite, radio, cellular and terrestrial technology during a disaster. There is no one size fits all solution that will work in every disaster situation. As a result, response & recovery coordinators need to have a high level understanding of the tools. This panel will introduce a number of technology tools so the participants will gain a better understand of what to look for across the entire spectrum. Steve Summers, Chief Operating Officer, Key Travel, will talk about how using technology in travel can be used to reduce the administration of travel booking, and more importantly provide risk management tools to ensure the welfare of travelling employees. William A. Brindley, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, NetHope, will be delivering a talk on the power of innovation using information and communication technologies as a lever for social change. He will share both innovative organizational models as well as case examples of the smart use of technology to benefit humanity. Jeff Jacobson, Co-Founder and Director of Technology, OODAlink Inc., will describe how satellite communications are so much more than a satphone. With our ubiquitous reliance on the Internet and data sharing, satphones may not be enough anymore – particularly for disaster relief and development programs. Jeff will explore emerging trends in satcom solutions for voice and data connectivity, to which types of scenarios they’re best suited, and factors to consider when evaluating. Lionel Marre, Project Manager, OMIF – IT-Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch, World Food Programme (WFP), will examine the fact that humanitarian responders rely on IT tools for numerous aspects of their operations from coordination and communication, to security and safety of staff in the field. As the environment in which humanitarian responders operate becomes increasingly complex and unstable, the need for efficiency and security becomes even more demanding. EPIC is an innovative and cutting-edge solution to meet the increasing demands on IT for efficiency in humanitarian work. The EPIC solution integrates handheld devices (such as wireless mobile computers, digital radios and PDAs), applications used in humanitarian operations (such as geo-referential solutions and biometrics registration) and an online customisable portal. Through EPIC, humanitarian workers will be able to carry out their operations more effectively and safely. Allen Pitts, Media and Public Relations Manager, ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio, discusses the role of amateur radio in providing information during the first hours and days of a disaster. As Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva of the European Union recently posted on her blog, it remains critical to the efficient deployment of other response assets. This is even more important in rural and underdeveloped areas around the world. Comparisons of recent events in China, Chile, Haiti, the Andaman Islands and Louisiana show the differences caused by the presence or absence of Amateur Radio operators in the region. Using these examples, along with information about the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), we can show the educational, economic and humanitarian benefits of cultivating a population voluntarily learning electronics and communications skills and how to promote such an activity. Shari Temple, Managing Director EMEA, Aidmatrix Foundation, will cover how the Aidmatrix Network™, an online portal to assist disaster relief agencies, can help with the management of in-kind donations, transportation, volunteers and cash donations following a disaster. It will look from the perspective of corporate donors, individual donors, governments, and aid agencies with examples from recent disasters. Aidmatrix provides Supply Chain Management software solutions for the humanitarian sector. Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager, American Red Cross Joel Schroeder, Business Development Manager, Land Mobile Services, Inmarsat Inc.

Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

12:00 – 12:30

Lionel Marre, Project Manager, OMIF – IT-Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch, World Food Programme (WFP), will give an overview of the Emergency Telecommunication Cluster. When an emergency strikes, the ability to communicate is crucial. Humanitarian responders rely on Information Technology tools for numerous aspects of their operations from reporting, coordination and communication, to ensuring the security and safety of staff in the field. Emergency Telecommunications has been identified by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee as one of the nine essential clusters required to strengthen humanitarian emergency response operations. The ETC consists of a number of experienced organisations who, in an emergency situation, work together to restore telecommunications and connectivity in an emergency, enabling the rest of the humanitarian community to function effectively. As lead service provider for the ETC, the WFP is always amongst the first responders, providing IT and telecommunications services for the use of the entire humanitarian community. In this session we will discuss what services are provided in an emergency operation so that the humanitarian community can carry out their relief operations efficiently and effectively. Case studies of ETC operations will also be presented.

Logistics & Procurement

13:30 – 14:30

Moderator: Ben Barber, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Frontlines, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Professional procurement and logistics operations are crucial to delivering successful aid and development projects. This session is intended to look at the challenges that exist in providing efficient procurement and logistics services.



Workshop Sessions in Detail Josephine Garnem, Logistics, International Medical Corps, will present a procedural and informational overview of logistics. She will discuss the gap between the humanitarian and the commercial view of logistics and how to ensure the delivery of the right equipment at the right time, in the right quantity and quality, to the right place at the right cost from reliable source. John Abood, Team Leader/Contracting Officer, Transportation Division, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Dominic Grace, Director of Procurement, UNDP Finbarr Curran, Director, WFP Field and Emergency Support Office (FESO) Joice D. Williams, Procurement Officer, American Red Cross, National Disaster Response, Field Logistics Unit Dave Carlstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer (Acting), Airserv International

Procurement Network & Pitch Tank Schedule The Procurement Network will enhance understanding between government, UN, and NGO organisations, procurement agencies and companies supplying goods and services to the aid, humanitarian relief and development sectors. Additionally, a small number of companies will present in the Pitch Tank allowing procurement and logistics professionals to give feedback on whether the product and presentation are suitable for the environment, for the situation, for the budget and for the logistical constraints. This will allow both companies and agencies to gain information on what works and what does not. There are two Procurement Network & Pitch Tank Sessions:

Procurement Network & Pitch Tank (Session 1)

Thursday 22nd July, 16:30 – 17:30 Area B

Moderator: Ben Barber, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Frontlines, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Procurement Managers: Dominic Grace, Director of Procurement, UNDP John Abood, Team Leader/Contracting Officer, Transportation Division, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jacob Willemsen, Founder and Owner, New Amsterdam Trade & Consultancy LLC. Presenting Companies Jeff Wade, Vice-President, Marketing, Fleet Management Solutions João Bosco Dias Pinheiro, Director, Alibra Alida Bellandi, President, Guarany Industria E Comercio Ms. Meire Jorge, Marketing Coordinator, FANEM

Procurement Network & Pitch Tank (Session 2)

Friday 23rd July, 15:00 – 16:00 Area B

Moderator: Ben Barber, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Frontlines, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Procurement Managers: Finbarr Curran, Director, WFP Field and Emergency Support Office (FESO) Joice D. Williams, Procurement Officer, American Red Cross, National Disaster Response, Field Logistics Unit Presenting Companies Nancy Harvey, OODAlink, Co-Founder, Technology Marketer Glenn Keys, Managing Director, Aspen Medical Steve Summers, Chief Operating Officer, Key Travel Chris Gubera, President, Adventure Medical Kits Jonathan Bamber, NGO Development & Sales Manager, ToughStuff


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Area C Thursday 22nd July, 2010 Competitive Bidding

11:00 – 11:15

Clayton McDonald, Senior Vice President, INTL Global Currencies Ltd, In these volatile economic times, leveraging every dollar of overseas spending is more important than ever. This is easily accomplished through competitive bidding for local currency. If submitting contracts for competitive bidding is a given in procurement, why is this not the case in currency conversion. Join us as we discuss the best way to maximize your global budgets.

Mosquito Control & Data Management (IPM)

11:30 – 11:45

Derek Wright, Global Business Manager, ADAPCO, Inc. ‘Post Disaster Protection of People, Assets & Pesticides’ – An overview of mosquito management technologies. This discussion will include information on professional equipment, mobile GPS systems and web-based data solutions. Rugged on-board GPS systems provide mission recording while tracking vehicles, controlling equipment and recording our activities. Online, a worldwide decision support portal manages an integrated control program including Arboviral surveillance data. The result is an affordable solution for efficiently controlling the spread of mosquito born diseases while reducing the impact of other flying insects.

FTL Solar and Hydro-Photon

12:00 – 12:15

Introducing two new companies to global humanitarian aid, disaster relief and development : Ed Volkwein, President. Hydro-Photon’s SteriPEN is a major brand of handheld water purifiers and is a top seller to hikers and campers in the global Outdoor market Tony Saxton, CEO. FTL Solar is a prefabricated, mass-produced lightweight solar structure and products company. FTL Solar structures integrate thin film photovoltaic (PV) with super strength fabric to create refined structures and products that turn sunlight into electricity. The presentations will focus on examples of current products that might fit current needs and the capabilities to tailor future products to areas of special needs.

Fleet Management Solutions and GPS Vehicle Tracking for Rugged, Remote and Hazardous Regions 12:30 – 12:45 Jeff Wade, VP Marketing, Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. Safe and efficient operation of vehicle fleets in remote and hazardous regions requires mobile resource management tools. Driver, vehicle and cargo are all at risk and GPS monitoring with real-time awareness that works anywhere in the world has been proven to make the difference.

Aspen Medical

13:00 – 13:15

International Insurance Challenges & Choices for International Aid Organizations 13:30 – 13:45 David G. Tompkins, President of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd. and operator of Expat Financial, will discuss the unique international insurance challenges and choices for international aid and relief organizations. David will discuss group and individual global expatriate insurance, short term emergency medical and specialty insurance plans for operating in high risk zones. David will provide tips on what to look for in an international insurance plan. Insurance represents a large expense for aid groups. This presentation will provide a great deal of insight for aid and relief organizations which send employees and contract workers abroad. David has written extensively on international and special risk insurance issues along with several presentations to international groups in North America.

KAZNEX-Invest Initiative “Developing Aid Supplies”

14:00 – 14:15

Saule Akhmetova, Advisor, Kaznex Invest. The primary goal of the National Agency “KAZNEX-Invest”, is to assist the Kazakh producers to develop their export capacity by providing information, training, consulting, organizational coordinating, networking and other necessary support. In its functioning KAZNEX-Invest relies on practice-oriented and pragmatic approaches and employs best practice tools and methodologies with proven efficiency and effectiveness. Currently KAZNEX-Invest is carrying out a study to develop assistance programs to enhance supplies to the humanitarian aid agencies. Trade in humanitarian aid and development assistance is a big business, estimated to be worth some US$150 billion a year worldwide. Today, the supply and distribution of aid products is dominated by suppliers in industrialized countries. However, due to changing trends and the opening or “untying” of aid procurement (OECD DAC Recommendation, July 2001), this unique market has huge potential for developing country enterprises to become new suppliers to aid agencies. This unique market has two segments: procurement for short-term humanitarian operations (emergency relief) and procurement for medium to long-term development assistance programmes. The segments share some common characteristics, but also have fundamental differences that suppliers should note. As the first step, KAZNEX focuses on segment of emergency relief.



Workshop Sessions in Detail Empowering the Powerless, Sustainable Solar Energy for Remote Locations

14:30 – 14:45

Lars Koerner, Off-grid Projects Engineer, SolarWorld AG. “Key success factors for PV-projects in developing countries” – The session will include an introduction to SolarWorld and aquick introduction into the pv technology. Lars Koerner will then discuss the key success factors for projects: local acceptance, capacity building, maintenance, sustainable financing, good system design practice, importance of energy efficiency, case study of a village electrification project in China. Access to electricity is a vital tool in alleviating poverty as well as providing for basic needs like drinking water, lighting and medical care. In places where there is no electrical infrastructure, solar photovoltaic systems are one of the most reliable and costeffective ways to provide electricity. This presentation provides an overview of the technology and useful guidelines for deploying solar power in remote areas, including how to obtain the necessary equipment and expertise in the field.

DRS Expertise in Mobile Power for Austere Environments

15:00 – 15:15

Gordon Lawson, Director of Business Development, DRS Power Solution,s Presentation Overview; DRS Power Solutions combines the capabilities of DRS Universal Power Systems, DRS Pivotal Power and DRS Fermont. DRS Power Solutions is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of mission-critical UPS systems, military and commercial power generation and power conversion equipment in the 100W to 200kW range.

Lighting your future by using renewable energy

15:30 – 15:45

Luke Chang, President, Motech Power Division, ‘Lighting your future by using renewable energy’ – This presentation will dentify and characterize our futures from an energy system’s point of view looking at the philosophy of promoting solar energy, how to make progress on education, life style and medical by using renewable energy.

Utilising industry expertise and specially negotiated humanitarian and missionary fares Jim Buddendorf, Vice President, Humanitarian Travel 16:00 – 6:15 ‘Utilising industry expertise and specially negotiated humanitarian and missionary fares to make significant savings on your travel budget’ – A briefing from a leading travel company serving the non-profit sector offering you the chance to hear how the adoption of best practice travel management policies could save the NGO community millions of dollars per year. Key Travel has been managing travel exclusively for the NGO and not for profit sector for nearly 30 years, and are proud to have received industry awards for both service and ethical policies. Their client base includes many major NGOs, including Save the Children, Oxfam, Transparency International and Plan, which we serve from our offices in the UK, Belgium and US. Key Travel understand the need to control costs whilst providing flexible travel solutions to the most challenging destinations. From flight, hotel and rail bookings to visa and traveller wellbeing services, they enable their clients to maximize their travel budgets and effectively manage their traveller welfare, safety and security responsibilities.

Security Workshop Addressing Ethics

16:30 – 17:30

Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) and Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Beebe, Department of Defense will address the following points; contracting scenarios on ethical choices in contingency operations, discussion of options and legal liabilities, what to do when things go wrong, and ensuring ethical contractors in really dangerous places. Participants will be challenged with simulated problems (based on actual incidents) and asked to formulate plans of action for their organization or company. Discussion will evaluate benefits and pitfalls of various choices.


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Friday 23rd July, 2010 Combating Energy Poverty

10:30 – 10:45

Jon Bøhmer, Founder, Kyoto Energy, Kyoto Energy’s product line-up (Kyoto Box, Bag, Turbo, and Flash) as a means of bringing environmentalism to every walk of life- not only can these products make everyone’s lives better but can do so in an environmentally conscious way that allows everyone to participate in the green movement. Through institutions such as carbon credits and micro-finance, these concepts can be made even more approachable.

Property & Asset Protection in Medium to High Risk Locations

11:00 – 11:15

Peter James, Commercial Account Executive, Clements International. Areas of focus will be political risk and political violence coverage for fixed and mobile assets. More specifically, this session will focus on vehicle fleet coverage, cargo including land transit, and property coverage. it will also touch on personnel protection.

How to apply Solar energy in emergency rescue?

11:30 – 11:45

Lucas Chiu, President, Speedtech Eenergy. ‘A brief introduction of Speedtech Energy’ will answer the following questions in the event that the environment changes suddenly due to climatic deterioration or earthquake happen; How to apply solar energy to rescue disaster victims? How to apply solar energy to improve the security? How to apply solar energy to enhance the life of convenience? Why to use our solar application in emergency rescue?

Satellite Personal Tracking with SPOT GPS Messenger

12:00 – 12:15

Greg Wilkinson, Distribution Manager, SPOT, LLC, presentation will show how agencies have used the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger to send OK, Help, SOS and Tracking messages at very low cost from over 130 countries around the world. The SPOT messenger is small, light, reliable and easy to use. We will also see examples of mapping and message profiles.

Global Economic Outlook 2010

12:30 – 13:00

Leo Abruzzese, Editorial Director, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit, Presentation Overview; ‘Emerging markets have fared better than richer countries as the world has emerged from recession. But the picture isn’t clear. Economic growth is still weak in some countries; in others, inflation is a concern. Turbulent financial markets and roiling commodities prices make it difficult to plan. What can emerging markets look forward to over the next few years?

Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts Through VSAT Communications?

13:00 – 13:15

When disaster strikes, communications is one of the most urgent needs for disaster-response efforts worldwide, but may not be readily available. When traditional channels of communication fail at a disaster location, terrestrial networks either stop working or are highly congested. This is where VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications steps in to restore connections and aid relief efforts following such unfortunate events. Key topics will feature VSAT technology and services, satellite capacities, and how MTN Government Services has used VSAT to aid in disaster response efforts. James Ramsey, President, MTN Government Services (MTNGS)

The Adaption Fund

13:30 – 14:00

Vishnu N. Jetmalani, International Energy, Environmental & Policy Advisor. “Overview and opportunities for international aid organizations to address the adverse effects of climate change.” – This session will start with an overview of the Adaptation Fund, who is eligible to apply, the process to apply for project/programme funding, and requirements to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the project/programme. Throughout this discussion and particularly near the end, Vishnu will note where international aid organizations can assist in such project/programmes to adapt to adverse effects of climate change with results that are lasting and measurable.



Workshop Sessions in Detail

Experiential Zone New for this year, the Aid & International Development Forum will include an Experiential Zone providing visitors with the unique opportunity to experience elements of relief and development that can have a crucial effect in disaster situations and those of ongoing poverty. The experiential zone will demonstrate solutions – technologies, services and approaches available for use in the field in three given scenarios, based on past and present crises. Visitors will have the chance to witness cross-sector collaboration in action as companies, NGOs and government agencies work together to present challenges and the methods, systems, goods and services available to resolve these. There are three tours during each day that will last approximately one hour starting at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm and each will be focused on a different scenario. Registration for these is available in front of the experiential zone at the back of hall D. Thursday 22nd July, 10.30 and Friday 23rd July, 10.30

Scenario 1: Urban Natural Disaster in a Tropical Climate (Based on the Haiti earthquake of 2010) An earthquake hits an impoverished country, predominantly damaging urban areas and destroying infrastructure. Primary concerns are a lack of fuel, maintaining law and order, the spread of disease and locating the injured.

Exhibitors include: Sahana: Demonstration to display Haiti portal functionality. Mortuary Response Solutions: Showcasing their temporary, completely portable morgue cooler. Aid Training: Medical and hostile environment-training provider who aim to do a practical demonstration managing a casualty in this scenario. INTL Global Currencies: Discussing their solution to obtaining cash based on their work in Haiti. SWS Loo: Bringing their TS-Surround that provides privacy for the SWS-Enviro Loo. Clarke – Mosquito Control: Presenting DuraNet LLIN and Natular for protection from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease. Key Travel: Traveller welfare products. COSMO Containers: Illustrating the efficiency of supplying cargo containers/emergency shelters. Aircell structures: Bringing their double flatpack latrine CCubicle SSQ2 with squatplate and showerplate fitted inside plus WWashPot hands free handwasher. WaterBrick International: With their compact 3.5 gallon (13L) Industrial Strength Container for shipping and/or storing water, food and other life essentials.

Scenario 2: Rural Disaster in a Remote Area Experiencing Conflict, Landslides & Harsh Winter Weather (Based on the earthquake in Kashmir and Pakistan’s north west frontier province in 2005) An earthquake hits a heavily militarized mountainous area, where roads have been blocked by landslides and the Himalayan winter is fast approaching. Challenges include providing shelter before freezing conditions set in, moving desperately needed food and equipment through natural and conflict related barriers.

Thursday 22nd July, 12.30 and Friday 23rd July, 12.30

Exhibitors include: OODAkits™: Demonstrating how they keep people connected even when there’s no power or networks available. TFG Global: Discussing the sourcing of special risk insurance for companies operating in high risk regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Adventure Medical kits: Will be doing an “in field” first aid demonstration and providing improvisational tips when away from immediate medical attention. NRS International: Exhibiting their new prototype of transitional tent-house, called Transhome. DQE: Showcasing their EveryBody Coffin allowing for flat storage, assembly without tools and efficient stacking. Key Travel: Traveller welfare products. Techno Relief: Presenting their product, tarpaulins/plastic sheeting currently bought by ICRC, various UN organizations, World Vision and MSF. Cosmo Containers: Illustrating the efficiency of supplying cargo containers/emergency shelters in a cold weather climate. Aircell structures: Demonstrating their inflatable aid work/live TTent TT12.A1 Seattle Tarp: Demonstrating their product that will provide up to 5 gallons US of safe drinking water overnight with no chemical and no power requirements.


Workshop Sessions in Detail Scenario 3: Ongoing Development Issue Addressing Poverty, Hunger and Drought (Based on the Sahel region of semi-arid land stretching eastwards from Senegal and Mauritiana thorugh Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, which has suffered chronic food shortages driven by extreme poverty since the early 1970s.) A semi-arid region spanning 6 African countries has suffered chronic food crises for over 40 years. Poor rains and locusts in recent years have worsened the situation. Persistently high rates of acute malnutrition – rooted in poor care practices, poor water and sanitation, a lack of dietary diversity and inadequate healthcare – are likely to improve in the post-harvest period, but will remerge early next year.

Thursday 22nd July, 14.30 and Friday 23rd July, 14.30

Exhibitors Include: Kyoto Energy: Demonstrating their product line-up (Kyoto Box, Bag, Turbo, and Flash) as a means of bringing environmentalism to every walk of life – not only can these products make everyone’s lives better but can do s o in an environmentally conscious way that allows everyone to participate in the green movement. Through institutions such as carbon credits and micro-finance, these concepts can be made even more approachable. Maddel: Demonstrating how to erect their shelter and give the audience a touch and feel experience of their MARK II. WaterBrick International: With their compact 3.5 gallon (13L) Industrial Strength Container for shipping and/or storing water, food and other life essentials. Aircell structures: Showing their WWashPot hands free handwasher. Seattle Tarp: Showcasing their geo-membrane fabricated water filters. ToughStuff: Showing visitors how their simple 1 watt solar panel can charge an LED lamp, mobile phone connector and radio connectors. Losberger: Demonstrating their heavy duty air inflated unit, Rapid Deployment Shelter which is strong enough to leave in operation for extended periods of time. Experts from the field will be on hand to answer questions and share their first-hand experiences throughout the tours including Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO of the Aidmatrix Foundation and Mark Prutsalis, President and CEO of the Sahana Software Foundation with over 18 years of operational disaster response and emergency management experience. The Experiential Zone will introduce a new dimension to the Aid and International Development Forum and is an experience not to be missed.



Workshop Sessions in Detail

Room 204c Side Event Thursday 22nd July, 2010 Disaster Preparedness Summit Welcome & Introduction

10:15 – 10:30

Disaster Preparedness Summit: “Establishing Harmonized Multi-Sector ICT Disaster Preparedness & Development Solutions”

10:30 – 11:30

From hurricanes to earthquakes, and from civil wars to terrorist attacks, the brutal calculus of cost – whether it’s measured in financial terms or in human lives – is being mitigated through new collaborative efforts of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. This is particularly evident in the way that satellite, wireless and other ICT solutions are being applied to address missioncritical disaster preparedness and humanitarian & aid requirements. The Summit Chair will welcome all delegates to participate in the event’s open-forum discussions and to identify means by which preparedness and development can be further advanced through closer coordination amongst key stakeholder groups.

ICT for Disaster Preparedness & Development: The State of the Art

11:45 – 13:00

The current ICT default for first responders’ disaster-preparedness capability is similar among most disaster-preparedness stakeholder groups, having been pre-configured with a range of portable sets that include satellite phones, data terminals, and other tools. These approaches enable first responders to quickly deploy at the disaster site and establish communications back to their respective home organizations, with needs assessments and logistical information. However, there is little in the way of local communications between those based in the disaster zone. Further, for the most part, disaster-response stakeholders often do not have an ICT approach that addresses the more robust on-the-ground collective solution that can also be transitioned into a medium and longer term infrastructure with scale capabilities – or that can eventually be transitioned into a permanent, locally-operated, commercial enterprise. This session will explore the extent to which NGOs, UN aid agencies, the private sector, the military, and other stakeholders are applying complementary approaches that can more effectively satisfy these requirements. Break for lunch and look around the Exhibition

13:00 – 15:00

Forging Closer Stakeholder Collaboration

15:00 – 17:00

To promote adoption of ICT for disaster preparedness and development, closer coordination is needed amongst relevant stakeholder groups. There is a growing recognition that creating a common communications culture – increasing trust and setting a foundation for collaboration and information sharing—can be achieved without undermining either the neutrality of civilian international organizations, inter-governmental organizations, and NGOs or the need for the military to safeguard operational security information. Many stakeholders agree that the creation of a collaborative information environment can be achieved if multiple stakeholder groups are sensitive to one another’s concerns. Resources can be more closely coordinated not only for preparedness and first-responder efforts, but also for mid- and long-term reconstruction. These options increasingly include “leave-behind” infrastructure for local partners, whether they be private, governmental, or non-governmental agencies. Depending on local regulations and capability constraints, leave-behind infrastructure can be used to jump-start host-nation ICT infrastructure recovery and reconstruction and provide commercial opportunities to seed economic revitalization through ICT infrastructure development. Coordination challenges span differences in culture, language, organization, training and education, doctrine, planning and analysis, and communications and information systems. Unfortunately, old business models and restrictive policies continue to be applied to support what have become highly dynamic, collaborative needs and requirements in complex operations. In spite of multiple “lessons learned” reports from past experiences, many of the same issues continue to confound the response community in each deployment. This open-forum dialogue aims to address that challenge. Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO, Aidmatrix Foundation. Aidmatrix technology is used by over 35,000 organizations on 6 continents. The information and logistics solutions discussed during this panel are those that support disaster response, magnify the work of organizations involved, and create a collaborate response. McCallum is a leader in US Community Resiliency initiatives and will relate how this ties with disaster work. Justin Pickett will provide an overview of the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program and the Pacific Endeavor communications workshop. Emphasizing the desire to improve technical and procedural interoperability. Speakers include: Lionel Marre, Project Manager, OMIF – IT-Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch, World Food Programme (WFP) Joe Simmons, International Program Coordinator, Nethope


Workshop Sessions in Detail Joe Duncan, ICT Team Acting Leader/Director, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, USAID Eddie Josué Argeñal, Emergency Shelter and Infrastructure Officer/Office of Humanitarian Assistance, CHF International Steve Birnbaum, Consultant Evelyn Cherow, MA, MPA, CEO/Founder, GlobalPartnersUnited Ralph Brooker, Executive Director, SatProf Dr. Lynn Copeland Ph D, Principle Scientist and Developer, Civil Affairs Operating System (CAOS) and Worldwide Civil Affairs Database (WCID) Roy A. Johnson, Director, Integrated ICT Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration Justin Pickett, LTC & Branch Chief, Multinational Communications Interoperability & Information Sharing U.S. Pacific Command William A. Brindley, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, NetHope David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSat Forum (GVF) Steve Schmida, President, SSG Advisors Allen Pitts, Media and Public Relations Manager, ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio Maria Kendro, Executive Director, Communications Cooperative International (CCI) Steve Summers, Chief Operating Officer, Key Travel Jeff Jacobson, Co-Founder and Director of Technology, OODAlink Inc. Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO, Aidmatrix Foundation Brenda Oppermann, International Development Advisor, Oppermann & Associates Larry Wentz, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University Patrick Lynch, Information Systems Manager Erin Mote, Director of Resource Development, CHF International Thierry Simien, Operations Manager Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager, American Red Cross Joel Selanikio, Director,



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The Shelter Alliance: a team of ‘like-minded’ partners delivering habitat solutions to support the MDGs Tracy A. Badcock, Founding Member and President, The Shelter Alliance (TSA) Organization

As published in the Spring Issue of the MDG Review

Wordwide Shelters assists in tent set up in Haiti.


GOs and UN aid delegations met with commercial companies at a round table for open, transparent discussions during the International Aid and Trade Event in 2008 (now the Aid and International Development Forum). The topics included emergency shelter in disaster relief efforts, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) or Refugee camps for conflict and post conflict affected regions, transitional shelter, and supportive partnerships with commercial companies in the shelter supply industry. Four companies took immediate action following this event by holding a meeting in Istanbul to develop the The Shelter Alliance (TSA) which would serve NGOs, IGOs and anyone in need of innovative habitat solutions. The TSA utilizes the term ‘habitat’ because there are many factors involved with shelter and camp solutions. Habitat includes territory, villages, surroundings, home, locale, dwellings, and environment – each vital aspect considered for all projects of this nature. The goals of the TSA became clearer every day the group brainstormed until it was determined that the TSA would leverage resources, technology, manufacturing capabilities, products, services, networks, and a geographical reach capable of supporting the non-profit aid agencies, government, and commercial companies in their quest for shelter and overall ‘habitat’ solutions. The TSA decided on some important topics such as disaster relief, the environmental impact of shelter used during disaster relief efforts, and transitional shelter. Focusing on habitat 68

versus shelter exclusively was vital to the TSA and its founding members. People cannot survive with shelter alone so the TSA is an organization for all that brings something to the table regarding habitat development and reconstruction. The major provisions supporting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in general, and specifically disaster relief, include potable water solutions, sanitation capabilities, medical supplies, and food. The supporting infrastructure must be there in addition to a dwelling for any relief project, or camp to be successful. The TSA is a not for profit organization uniting members that may advise, design, develop, finance, fund and deliver habitat solutions. We are capable of creating ‘concept teams’ to blueprint optimal solutions for those requiring support. The group is about providing our expertise and knowledge at no cost to those inquiring. There have been many learning experiences as a group over the last two years that have instigated change in our direction and encompassed new ways to acquire members and ultimately solutions for others. In 2010, the TSA has adopted a different approach to achieving their goals. Social media avenues have created a new wave of global networking, communicating, and messaging. The TSA is riding the wave into the future to expand TSA membership from all segments and reach more people in search of habitat solutions. Most recently, we formed a group named The Shelter Alliance – Haiti Project on LinkedIn. With over 18 members, the group has non-profit organizations, companies providing products and services in the shelter, security, communications, transport, logistics, financing and many other services.

Shelter project management programs. ISiB GmbH collaborates with clients to facilitate and implement difficult or complex projects with rapid, responsive, and hands-on resources delivered to support innovation developments and initiatives. Kevin has an extraordinary ability to utilize his contacts in an effort to obtain funding for humanitarian habitat projects.

SIGEM/D&D-FRB school project in Iraq. On January 12, 2010 the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti left people in immediate need of the essentials for survival – food, water, medicine and shelter. Within hours of the disaster, TSA members had received requests for tents via various NGOs and eventually requests for complete turn-key camps required for reconstruction projects in Haiti. One of our members from the LinkedIn group, Worldwide Shelters, committed over 8,000 of their relief shelters to meet the demands of Haiti’s shelter crisis. Within 72 hours of the disaster, families in Haiti were sleeping in a Worldwide Shelters’ tent. Additionally, they have dedicated personnel to be in-country as implementation of the plan for required shelter continues to support Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) (MSF), Save The Children USA, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Medair, International Rescue Committee (IRC), FINCA, Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), World Vision International, Habitat for Humanity and CHF International.

“Social media avenues have created a new wave of global networking.” Worldwide Shelters focuses on emergency and transitional shelter, which has enabled them to provide crucial aid quickly, and save lives. Phone calls from an NGO looking to purchase 900 tents, were immediately forwarded to those companies that could deliver. A cry for help was received from a school owner searching for shelter and school project funding within the Port au Prince region. As this small, independent group was searching for financial support, they also needed help to find reasonable shelter structures that could keep a family safe through hurricane season and rebuild schools. In this case, contacts and detailed information were provided regarding suppliers that could manage the project and provide the structures within the budget required. To support this project financially, the TSA ‘magic maker’ Kevin Weir was asked to assist. Kevin is a founding TSA member and the owner of ISiB GmbH. He assists non-profit organizations in their efforts to fund shelter and habitat projects as part of the ISiB CSR program. Kevin’s company provides innovation and technology certified in Six Sigma and is a trainer of Stage Gate


In other areas of the world, there is an ongoing need for reconstruction and habitat rehabilitation of medical facilities and schools. TSA founding member, SIGEM/D&D-Fast response Building has been providing new schools in conjunction with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (‘USACE’) for children in Iraq. Children have gone from studying in a dark bunker style school to a superior building offering classrooms with decent illumination. At the end of April 2010, D&D-FRB will have a new prototype for shelter that provides flexibility, temperature balance, and longevity. They are working on a special insulation that will be combined with an aesthetically sound unit that will make for an “attractive, cost effective, small mountain house”, as described by Sabri Dogar, of SIGEM/D&D-FRB. The Shelter Alliance supports the MDGs. Members are working together to overcome disaster relief shelter demands and long term habitat issues. The ongoing need for more permanent and transitional shelters, schools and medical facilities are crucial to acheiving goals concerning education, poverty, hunger, and healthcare. The TSA welcomes any company, aid organization, or government to join our team. To make the difference in the habitat provided to those more unfortunate in the world, we need diversity and experience that only a wide-ranging TSA membership will provide.

About the Author Tracy Badcock is a founding member of TSA, a developing, new non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative answers to the worlds growing need for revolutionary habitation solutions. The TSA is a portal for the exchange of ideas, R&D, rapid concept-to-solution development, financing, and project management for government or non-government agencies, foundations and other non-profits seeking unique habitation concepts for emergency aid and development programs.

About the Organization The Shelter Alliance supports the 2015 MDGs with ‘like minded’ members working together to overcome the disaster relief shelter demands and long term habitat issues. Additionally, the ongoing necessity for more permanent and transitional shelters, schools, and medical facilities navigate the MDGs progress concerning education, poverty, hunger, and healthcare. The TSA welcomes any company, aid organization, or government to join our team. To make the difference in the habitat provided to those more unfortunate in the world, we need diversity and experience that only a wide-ranging TSA membership will provide.

Enquiries Tracy A. Badcock Founding Member and President The Shelter Alliance Organization Email: Web:


The Association of the Stability Operations Industry IPOA is the association of the stability operations industry. Its member companies are dedicated to providing ethical services to international peacekeeping, humanitarian rescue, stability operations and disaster relief worldwide. IPOA works with stakeholders and policy-makers to ensure the success of international stability operations.

IPOAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission is to: x promote professionalism and ethical conduct of firms active in the stability operations industry; x engage key stakeholders in forging and upholding the highest industry standards; x engage in outreach and educational activities regarding the role and value of the industry in support of international policies; x engage in advocacy and establish a constructive dialogue with international organizations, policy-makers and governments worldwide; x provide unique networking and business development opportunities for member companies.

IPOA represents private sector companies and organizations that support international stability operations, including: x Aviation Logistics

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Becoming a member of IPOA is a process that is not automatic. At IPOA we take our standards very seriously. Member companies are determined to allow only the most ethical and professional companies into the Association.

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Aligning mission with meaning – Public Private Partnerships

Photo: Lori Goldhammer/CHF International

Erin Mote, Director of Resource Development, CHF International

Sewing operator.

e’ve all seen the pie chart from USAID Global Development Alliance office which points to the massive realignment of private sector resource flows to the developing world from 1960 to today (and if you haven’t see Figure 1 in this article). While these charts do a good job of visually articulating the importance of the private sector in development, they fail to illustrate the complexities of how the private sector can engage to ensure the development of sustainable economies that generate not only social returns, but financial gain.

Source: USAID GDA Office


Private sector engagement in development efforts should look to leverage three distinct types of capital – human, social and financial. Companies that engage within all three of these areas not only gain enhanced market opportunities and social license to operate, but they are able to grow their consumer base while building their brand. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. Every development agency in the world is trying to leverage the resources of the private sector in order to be a pioneer in public private partnerships and create exponential impact for their development objectives. And while I certainly don’t want to discourage these efforts, in fact I laude them. Having spent years on the other side of the partnership space working for a slew of for profit companies it’s neither simple nor easy. So how do you create a partnership that can achieve the dual objectives of social gain and financial return? Well, I don’t have a one size fits all prescription and if I did this would be the opening chapter to a widely read book, but I


Figure 1. US foreign resource flows.

do have examples of what works in one of the world’s most difficult environments that can allow us to distill lessons for crafting partnerships that find the place where mission aligns with meaning. For more than ten years, CHF International has been actively working in Haiti to accelerate the pace of development from humanitarian relief and a subsidy based paradigm to sustainable, holistic economic development. With assistance from USAID, CHF is implementing a $104 million infrastructure



Photo: Lori Goldhammer/CHF International

the US garment sector, the KATA program is building the Haiti Apparel Institute, a world class training center for the Haitian textile industry. In addition to training operators and future employees in Haiti’s garment sector, the center will work with the management and executives in these companies so that they can move up the value chain and learn how to produce garments from start to finish, rather than just cutting or sewing. Not only will this partnership provide Haitians with one of the most advanced training centers in the western hemisphere, but it is creating approximately 2,000 long-term jobs.

Delmas HIMO team in January 2010.

development program, focused on promoting stability through job creation and infrastructure enhancement in five of Haiti’s most volatile urban centers. In a country like Haiti, infrastructure not only provides a substantial development challenge, but also a sector with an enormous potential for revenue. In fact the construction sector is Haiti’s largest in terms of overall revenue, but its growth has been slowed not by demand, but by a dearth of skilled labor. As a result of this human capital shortage, firms such as HayTrac, Caterpillar’s authorized dealer in Haiti, were forced to import skilled labor for the operation of Caterpillar equipment from as far away as Chile. Recognizing this challenge, CHF and Haytrac formed an innovative public private partnership that created dual returns and met complementary objectives. Haytrac donated land, training equipment and Caterpillar machines, CHF provided training and a workforce development curriculum, and USAID provided donor funding. This partnership was able to establish a new training center for Caterpillar operators that are integrated into the Konbit Ak Tet Ansanm (KATA) program and met the double bottom line of business and development: meeting Caterpillar’s critical need for the development of a skilled labor pool while also creating more than 100 long-term jobs.

“Focus development objectives with an eye towards long term business objectives to generate dual returns.” CHF’s success in forming innovative demand driven partnerships hasn’t stopped with infrastructure, but has focused on leveraging its proximity, people, and trade position to reinvigorate Haiti’s textile industry. Because of the HOPE II Act, which provides the country with 10 years of tariff exemptions to reduce the cost of and stimulate foreign direct investment, the textile industry in Haiti is poised on the brink of enormous growth. By working with our partner company [TC]2, a memberdriven non-profit association comprised of members from 72

The success of CHF’s partnership model in Haiti is simple, focus development objectives with an eye towards long term business objectives to generate dual returns. By focusing economic development aid on sustainable, holistic demand driven employment generation, CHF and its corporate partners are able to create leverage and exponential impact. In both cases, CHF and its partners identified shared objectives, shared goals and a shared commitment to meeting the needs of the Haitian people. These types of public-private partnerships can be created, can be brought to scale and can create the cornerstone to moving the people of Haiti beyond a reliance on humanitarian assistance towards sustainable development and lasting economic growth.

About the Author Erin Mote, Director of Resource Development at CHF International, has close to a decade of experience forging working relationships with private corporations, NGOs and governments to solve a range of development challenges. She has worked with more than fifty Fortune 500 companies, including UPS, Wal-Mart, and Chevron focusing on the development of global strategies to protect natural and human resources. In her current capacity with CHF, a humanitarian aid and development assistance organization based in the Washington, D.C. area, Erin leads the Office of Business Development Corporate Relations Office and its team of technical professionals in providing guidance and informing policy with regards to CHF International’s work with the private sector, foundations and partners. She sets the overall strategy, and builds CHF’s program capacity through tri-sector alliances from financing to major infrastructure development in some of the world’s most challenging places.

About the Organization Since 1952, CHF International has worked in more than 100 countries worldwide. Currently CHF works in an average of 30 countries per year with a mission to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.

Enquiries CHF International 8601 Georgia Avenue Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA Tel: +1 (301) 587 4700 Fax: +1 (301) 587 7315 Web:



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Speaker Profiles

Speaker Profiles Derek Wright, Global Business Manager, ADAPCO, Inc. Derek Wright has over 20 years of Sales Management experience in the pest control, animal health and public health markets. In his career Mr. Wright has worked for major distributors and manufacturers including US Animal Health, Central Garden & Pet and Central Life Sciences. In 2002 Mr. Wright joined ADAPCO, Inc and was appointed as the Global Business Manager for ADAPCO Technologies in 2006. Mr. Wright oversees sales and marketing for all ADAPCO branded products. He also provides customer support for ADAPCO distribution as well as product management duties in the development of new technologies. Session: sMosquito Control & Data Management (IPM) David Dickie, Director, Advance Aid David Dickie, Director of Advance Aid has worked in senior financial and human resources roles within the publishing, advertising industries. In 1997, he set up DNP, an HR consultancy focused on the Telecoms Media Technology sector. The company completed numerous successful campaigns on behalf of its clients before he sold his shareholding and moved on to found Nexec Partners in 2000, a leading executive search practice, serving the technology and media marketplace. His friend Simon Lucas approached him concerning the incredibly frustrating and needless way in which emergency supplies are deployed and manufacturing in Africa suffers. They formed Advance Aid in 2006. In a disaster situation, the world sits and watches until it is too late. Thousands of people die needlessly, waiting for aid to arrive. Quite simply, we are flying aid in from the developed world to the third world at an extortionate cost to donors, and doing little to create a culture of self-reliance and sustainability in the areas where these goods are most used. Advance Aid is working to change this. Session: sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development, Finance & Development Elisabeth Baraka, Projects Officer, Advocates for International Development (A4ID) Elisabeth is A4ID’s Projects Officer. She is responsible for managing A4ID’s international pro bono broker service and the relationships with its Development Partners and Legal Partners. Before joining A4ID, Elisabeth worked as a lawyer for many years and as the Manager of a multi-partner pro bono project in Sydney. She has a Master of International and Community Development, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons in Psychology). Session: sMDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development Dr. Mary Jeanette (MJ) Ebenhack, President, AHEAD Energy MJ Ebenhack is President of AHEAD Energy, a US-based nonprofit that assists schools and medical facilities in Africa to harness local energy resources in an economically-sustainable and environmentallyconscientious manner. She has been at the helm of AHEAD since 2004, although her involvement with the organization goes back to 1987. Session: sMDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality Governor Scott McCallum, President and CEO, Aidmatrix Foundation Gov. McCallum, former Governor of the State of Wisconsin, has over 30 years of executive experience leading organizations in the private, non profit, and government sector. He is a co-author of “Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders” published by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and most recently, “How Technology is Transforming Disaster Relief.” Gov. McCallum teaches in the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gov. McCallum and Aidmatrix have received the 21st Century Achievement Award for “visionary use of information technology to promote positive social economic and educational change” and he has been called a “true hero of the information age” by Computerworld Magazine. 3ESSIONsGlobal Disaster Preparedness, CSR Communications



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Speaker Profiles Shari Temple, Managing Director EMEA, Aidmatrix Foundation Ms. Temple spent over 30 years working for high technology global corporations before joining the Aidmatrix Foundation in April 2005. She is Managing Director of Europe operations. During her corporate career Ms. Temple held a variety of management positions in information technology, consulting, sales, business development and marketing. She worked for i2 Technologies, Bearing Point Consulting, Texas Instruments and NCR Corporation primarily helping companies improve their supply chain networks and costs. At Aidmatrix Ms. Temple uses her corporate experience to progress the nonprofit. She has brought Aidmatrix solution technologies to more than 30 international charitable organizations in 18 countries. Ms. Temple earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas and has resided in Munich, Germany since 2001. 3ESSIONsOptimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs Dave Carlstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer (Acting), Airserv International

Joice Wiliams, Procurement Officer, National Disaster Response, Field Logistics Unit, American Red Cross Joice D. Williams is a Procurement Officer in the National Disaster Response, Field, and Logistics Unit of the American Red Cross. Williams has over 30 years experience in supply, procurement and logistics, and is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. She works with field officers in the areas of procurement and logistics, defines contracts and writes procedures for field manuals and provides expertise in supply chain management solutions. Sessions: sProcurement & Logistics sProcurement Network, Session 2 Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager, American Red Cross Keith Robertory oversees all the technology the American Red Cross deploys to disaster relief operations in the United States. This includes volunteers and hardware; such as VSATs, satellite trucks, servers, laptops, cell phones, satellite phones, radios, and everything needed to connect it all together. 3ESSIONSsOptimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs sHaiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned Glenn Keys, Managing Director, Aspen Medical Glenn Keys is the founder and Managing Director of Aspen Medical. Glenn’s career covers a broad range of businesses, from start-ups to U.S. multinationals. After a distinguished career in the Australian Army, where he covered a range of tasks, from test flying to managing logistics support for Army aircraft, Glenn was responsible for the establishment of a number of new businesses, either as start-ups or as new business units in global corporations. Glenn’s focus on customer service, coupled with detailed project management, has lead to the success of a broad range of ventures. Sessions: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation sProcurement Network & Pitch Tank Lawrence Ott, Director of Communications, Casals & Associates Lawrence Ott, Director of Communications for Casals & Associates, A DynCorp International Company, has 40 years experience in international communications. He has been a consultant to USAID, the U.S. Information Agency, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization, among others, and has travelled in more than 60 countries. Session: sCommunication strategies for Aid & Development Organizations Bruce White, Senior Policy Advisor, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Bruce White is a Senior Policy Advisor in food security and hunger for Catholic Relief Services. More recently, Mr. White joined USDA and worked on AGOA regulatory issues managing programs that provided technical assistance to African countries to facilitate importation of fruits and vegetables into U.S. markets. Mr. White holds a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in International Development from Tulane. Session: sMDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger



Speaker Profiles Gregory Beck, Director, Office of Humanitarian Assistance, CHF International Gregory Beck is an accomplished leader with more than 15 years of senior level management experience working with CHF International, the International Rescue Committee, and USAID/OTI in conflict and post-conflict environments. He has focused his career on the development of high performance teams and innovative programming to provide sustainable support to refugees and displaced persons throughout the world. He has extensive working and contextual knowledge of Africa, the Balkans, Asia, and the Caucasus. His organizational background includes positions as Director-Office of Humanitarian Assistance with CHF International, Senior Regional Director of Asia and Caucasus and Regional Director of the Balkans and Caucasus for the International Rescue Committee, and Program Coordinator with USAID/OTI. Session: sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development Richard Burns, Haiti Director – Office of Global Operations, CHF International Richard Burns is the new CHF International Haiti Director in the Office of Global Operations. Burns is based at CHF headquarters and oversees all current operations and programs in support of the Haiti team. He also serves as the lead in developing and coordinating new business initiatives with the Office of Business Development. A former USAID senior manager with more than 20 years of experience in the US and internationally, Mr. Burns has been with CHF for almost three years as Director of Business Development Management in the Office of Business Development. Session: sHaiti – Future Development Eddie Josué Argeñal, Emergency Shelter and Infrastructure Officer/Office of Humanitarian Assistance, CHF International Eddie Josué Argeñal is a seasoned development professional with more than 10 years of experience in a wide array of areas and different parts of the world. He is CHF International’s Emergency Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and works in the Office of Humanitarian Assistance. Mr. Argeñal is currently implementing the construction of more than 5600 shelter solutions in Haiti. Previously he has worked in emergency response for CHF in Afghanistan, Gaza, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Peru and Kenya. Before joining CHF, Mr. Argeñal worked for large international and nonprofit organizations as well as for the private sector in the US and in Latin America, in various capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Honduras and a master’s degree in Development Management, from the American University, in Washington D.C. Session: sGlobal Disaster Preparedness Dr. Lynn Copeland Ph D, Principle Scientist and Developer, Civil Affairs Operating System (CAOS) and Worldwide Civil Affairs Database (WCID) Ms. Copeland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama in 1996, a Master of Science in Geography from the University of Alabama in 1998 and a PhD in Climatology from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is currently the Program Manager for the 95th Brigade’s Civil Affairs Operating System. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Laura Schauble, Special Risks Manager, Clements International Laura Schauble, Special Risks Manager with Clements International, has over 8 years of insurance experience. She is responsible for full risk analysis, coverage and risk control recommendations for unique and hard-to-insure risks. Laura’s previous experience includes NGO program management. Laura is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and holds a master’s in International Affairs from American University. She is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Session: sCrisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan Peter James, Commercial Account Executive, Clements International Peter James joined Clements International in 2006 and has over seven years of insurance experience. As a commercial account executive in the Global Organizations division, he specializes in high risk and war risk coverage for contractors and NGOs including but not limited to Property, Liability, Automobile, Cargo and Accident/Health insurance. Peter previously worked at John Hancock as a broker for one of the top-selling senior retail life agents in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Peter is currently working toward his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Session: sProperty & Asset Protection in Medium to High Risk Locations



Speaker Profiles Maria Kendro, Executive Director, Communications Cooperative International (CCI) Maria A. Kendro is Executive Director of Communications Cooperative International (CCI), an organization dedicated to expanding access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) to underserved communities around the world through community-based, private-sector service delivery. She has over 20 years of public and private sector experience in information and communications technology, international development and project management. Prior to co-founding CCI, Ms Kendro was vice president for international programs at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). Her career has included 10 years with Sprint in legal and regulatory executive positions, and two years as business development advisor for the Peace Corps in Central Asia. She is or has been active in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Robert Macpherson, President and CEO, Cosantóir Group Robert Ingles Macpherson is the CEO of Cosantóir Group. In his past, he served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. On leaving active duty, he joined CARE where he led emergency response and later formed the CARE International Safety and Security Unit. Session: sCrisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan

Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Beebe, Department of Defense Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Beebe is co-author with Mary Kaldor of a much anticipated book released in May 2010 entitled The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace. He is one of the most recognized authorities on Africa within the Department of Defense and leading thinkers on 21st Century security. As such, his work has been groundbreaking reaching out across traditional bureaucratic boundaries to open dialogues on African security through leveraging human security. Session: sCrisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan Joel Selanikio, Director, Named by Internet Evolution to their 2010 IE100 list of key internet influencers, and by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful innovators of 2009, Joel Selanikio is a winner of the 2009 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability and the 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare IT. His work has been reported on by Wired, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and the Washington Post, among others. He is a sought-after speaker, and shared the stage with Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2010. A practicing pediatrician, former Wall Street computer consultant, and former CDC epidemiologist with a passion for combining technology and public health to address inequities in developing countries, Dr. Selanikio leads’s pioneering efforts to develop and promote new technologies for health and international development, including the awardwinning EpiSurveyor mobile data collection project. Session: sICT for Disaster Preparedness & Development: The State of the Art Nancy Choi, Director, Development Gateway Nancy Choi oversees Development Gateway’s product offerings and public goods, including platforms for knowledge sharing and aid information management. Prior to joining the organization in 2006, Nancy served as a senior humanitarian information specialist at USAID. Nancy holds a master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard University. Session: sFinance & Development Gordon Lawson, DRS Power Solutions Gordon Lawson is a Director of Business Development for DRS Power Solutions based in Chantilly, VA. DRS Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica supporting the defense and energy management sectors. DRS Power Solutions is the largest provider of rugged generators to the United States Department of Defense and also manufactures power conditioning equipment for austere environments. Lawson has over 10 years of experience in the defense and energy markets. He holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A from George Washington University. Session: sDRS Expertise in Mobile Power for Austere Environments


Speaker Profiles Beatriz Casals, DynCorp International Beatriz Casals is the founder and President of Casals & Associates, Inc. (Casals), a DynCorp International Company and an international development firm with the seasoned ability to operate in fragile, conflict or post-conflict settings, providing quick action to support fledgling democratic institutions until political transitions are solidly entrenched. Casals is also known for its innovative approaches to fighting corruption and strengthening the rule of law. A recognized leader in these issues for more than two decades in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Casals has broadened its geographic focus in recent years, spearheading efforts to further international good governance principles in Eastern Europe and Asia. Session: sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development Leo Abruzzese, Editorial Director, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Leo Abruzzese oversees a team of country analysts and is responsible for business research projects in the region. Before returning to the EIU in mid-2006, Leo spent a year as lead editor for coverage of the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury at Bloomberg News LP in Washington. He guided the company’s comprehensive coverage of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the arrival of the current chairman, Ben S. Bernanke. He also supervised coverage of US international economic policy, including disputes with China over trade and currency issues. Session: sGlobal Economic Outlook 2011 Maria Kasparian, Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions Maria Kasparian has 5 years experience spanning education, rural livelihoods and justice and child nutrition. A returned Peace Corps volunteer and AIF Clinton Fellow, she has worked in Bangladesh, India, and Madagascar. She has a BA in International Relations and an MPA focused in International Public Service and Development. Session: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation Grant Dillon, Emergency Response Management Grant Dillon is an expert in emergency response management on a global basis. He has been the United States liaison to civil and military leadership around the world on far reaching issues of preparedness and mitigation. He has managed the on-the-ground response teams to major earthquake, flood and other natural and man-made disasters and has advised the US Surgeon General, FEMA and Congress on such issues as medical response to major and catastrophic disasters. Session: sClimate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability. Dean Scott, Operations Section, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Dean A. Scott works in the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Dean retired after twenty-five years with the Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department and has been with FEMA for 9 years. He has been deployed on numerous domestic and international US&R mission responses including terrorist incidents, hurricanes, and earthquakes, most recently the Haiti Earthquake. Session: sHaiti – Future Development Jeff Wade, VP Marketing, Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. Jeff Wade is Vice-President of Marketing at Fleet Management Solutions in San Luis Obispo, CA. With 30 years experience in technology marketing and sales, Jeff excels in aligning new products with customer needs in growth markets. Jeff was previously with IBM Information Management and holds a BSEE and an MBA. Session: sTransport, Fleet Management Natalie Teperdjian, Marketing & Communications Manager, Fleet Forum As Marketing and Communications Manager for the Fleet Forum, Natalie Teperdjian is responsible for knowledge and information sharing, partnership building and fundraising aimed at optimising transport operations, and elevating the role of transport in low and middle income countries as an enabler of global development goals. Prior to joining the United Nations World Food Programme through which she is assigned to the Fleet Forum, Ms Teperdjian has spent ten years working in both commercial and non-profit marketing, communications, strategy building, and programme development. Sessions: sGlobal Partnerships for Development s Transport



Speaker Profiles Tony Saxton, CEO, FTL Solar Mr. Saxton joined FTL in January 2007. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Terra Firma Capital Group, LLC, an Austin, TX based private equity firm. Prior to Terra Firma Capital Group and FTL Solar, Mr. Saxton served as a Portfolio Manager for BirchRun Holdings, LLC. Mr. Saxton is an active member of the Explorers Club and holds an A.B. in International Relations and Spanish from Boston University. Session: s FTL Solar and Hydro-Photon Richard C. Smith, Director New Business Development/ Product Marketing Manager, Gichner Mobile Systems Mr. Smith is the Director of New Business Development and Product Marketing for Gichner Mobile Systems, the commercial products portion of Gichner Systems Group, Inc., a provider of military products for all branches of the US military for over 40 years. Mr. Smith has spent his career in the field of transportation and logistics, with global responsibility for product marketing and development. He holds various product development, patent and marketing awards. He has been listed in several Who’s Who publications, and has participated in a mentoring program with the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Session: sHaiti – Future Development John Gillies, Vice President and Interim Director, Global Education Center, AED Mr. John Gillies is AED’s Vice President for Global Education Projects and the Director of the EQUIP2 project, USAID’s premier project on education policy, systems, and management. Leading a team of experienced academics, practitioners and policy experts, he has brought innovative research on comprehensive education system reform to the forefront of USAID programming. Building on a series of policy papers on strategies for measurement of learning outcomes, monitoring and evaluation, systems reform, and other research initiatives, the EQUIP2 project has helped establish an agenda for achieving sustainable impact on improved learning outcomes. He has developed a strong background in educational evaluation and assessment, having worked on evaluation projects in Namibia, Egypt, Eastern Europe, and worldwide on various USAID projects. Session: sMDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality


Speaker Profiles David Hartshorn, President, Global V Sat Forum (GVF) David Hartshorn is Secretary General of the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the London-based non-profit international association of the satellite communications industry. GVF consists of more than 180 members from every major region of the world and from every sector of the industry, including satellite operators, manufacturers, system integrators, and other service providers. Mr. Hartshorn leads the Forum’s efforts to facilitate the provision of satellite-based communications solutions throughout all nations. In particular, Mr. Hartshorn works closely to support national-, regional- and global-level policy makers as they formulate state-of-the-art satellite regulatory frameworks. He is also responsible for creating greater awareness of the commercial, economic, political and technological advantages that satellite-based communications provide. Session: sGlobal Disaster Preparedness, CSR Communications, GVF High Level Side Event Evelyn Cherow, MA, MPA, CEO/Founder, GlobalPartnersUnited Evelyn Cherow is CEO/Founder, GlobalPartnersUnited, a private-public alliance devoted to sustainable and scalable capacity building and systems strengthening via e-learning, telehealth service delivery, and Communities of Practice formation for low- and middle-resourced countries. She has served in leadership of nationally- and internationally-focused nonprofit agencies in Washington, DC focused on health, education and rehabilitation program and professional development affecting outcomes for underserved populations. Ms. Cherow formed, led, and participated in national coalitions to shape legislative and regulatory policy as well as facilitated expert panels, built consensus, and promulgated policy guidelines to improve national and international preferred education and health care practices. She has been an advisor to US federal agencies (CDC, NIDCD/NIH, Education Department, OSHA, FDA, SSA, EPA) on projects of national significance, consulted in India for a health care technology transfer project, and taught leadership and advocacy for national projects in the UK and Belarus. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Jim Buddendorf, Vice President, Humanitarian Travel Jim Buddendorf recently joined Key Travel, a leading travel management company supplying the humanitarian and missionary market, as their Vice President Humanitarian Travel. Jim brings extensive experience in all sectors of the travel industry including 10 years devoted to serving the travel needs of the non-profit community.

Ed Volkwein, President, Hydro-Photon, Inc. Mr. Volkwein joined Hydro-Photon, Inc. in 2004. He has a distinguished marketing career at General Foods, Chesebrough Ponds, Prince Tennis, Funk & Wagnalls, Sega and Philips Electronics where he was Senior Vice president for Consumer Electronics global advertising and promotion. He holds an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Session: s FTL Solar and Hydro-Photon Joel Schroeder, Business Development Manager, Immarsat Inc Joel Schroeder is Business Development Manager and Aid sector lead for Inmarsat’s Land Mobile Services based in Washington, DC. Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) offers aid agencies a mobile voice and broadband data solution that enables access to the Internet in areas where terrestrial communications are poor or non-existent. Prior to joining Inmarsat in 2009, Schroeder spent 2 years consulting on ICT development initiatives in Central Asia and West Africa, following 12 years working in the telecommunications industry in emerging markets. Session: sOptimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs Peter Goldstein, Director Online communication, InterMedia Peter is director of communications and digital media at InterMedia, a nonprofit research and consulting company active in developing countries. He also manages AudienceScapes, a new communication resource for development practitioners which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Peter was previously a journalist in Europe, Africa and the U.S. Session: sCommunication Strategies for Aid and Development Organisations sModerator: Healthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation



Speaker Profiles Chyihway Gong, Senior Project Manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Department, International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) Ms. Chyihway Gong, with over 18 years of experience in financing development projects, is currently a Senior Project Manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Department at the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). The fund supports development projects for agriculture, health, education, microfinance, ICT, and environmental protection. To carry out its mission, 33 permanent technical, medical, industrial service and trade missions are stationed in 28 countries. The strategy of localization and its expertise enables the fund to work closely with international development banks and NGOs in the field. Session: sHaiti – Future Development Graham Saunders, Head of Shelter, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) Graham Saunders specializes in the design, management and technical support of shelter and settlement relief and development programs. An architect with a UK background in project design and management, he has extensive experience of shelter programming in Africa, South & South East Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. As head of the newly established shelter department within the Secretariat in Geneva, his role is to support the IFRC in building the shelter capacity of the Federation, identifying and promoting best practices within the sector, assisting the emergency shelter coordination role of the IFRC in natural disasters, and promoting a broader shelter network. Session: sHaiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned Anthony Dunnett, President, International Health Partners (IHP) Anthony Dunnett established IHP after 25 years as an International Banker and 10 years in Government. In his career in banking, Anthony worked in Canada, USA, the Caribbean & Latin America, Asia and Europe, finally leaving HSBC in 1994 as the Finance Director of a number of their UK businesses. Initially working as advisor to the Secretary of State in the DTI, he then ran two Government Agencies – English Partnerships and established the South East England Development Agency. He was a Ministerial advisor in a number of areas in economic development, including: competitiveness, science, broadband & e-commerce, innovation, corporate social responsibility and urban renaissance. Sessions: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development sMDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development, Security Workshop Addressing Ethics Josephine Garnem, Logistics, International Medical Corps Josephine Garnem came to International Medical Corps in 1999 when her country, Sierra Leone, was at civil war. She joined a small team that helped build and sustain one of the country’s most successful health care programs, where survivors of the conflict were offered basic health care and post-traumatic stress counselling and child soldiers and young women could receive complex surgical interventions. The program also trained traditional birth attendants in proper delivery methods, dramatically reducing the mortality rate for children and mothers, and most of the Ministry of Health nurses, many of whom are still serving their communities. Her commitment to restore dignity to the people of Sierra Leone helped IMC create and sustain one of the most successful health programs in the country where survivors of the conflict were offered basic health care, post-traumatic stress counselling, and complex surgical interventions for child soldiers and young women. Sessions: sLogistics & Procurement sDisaster Preparedness Summit Julie Taft, Reproductive Health Advisor, International Medical Corps Julie Taft has worked with International Medical Corps since 2007. As Reproductive Health Advisor, Ms. Taft provides guidance on best practices for reproductive health program design and implementation. As a member of the Emergency Response Team deployed to Haiti, Ms. Taft, who is also a Registered Nurse, supported provision of primary health care through mobile clinics. Session: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) Doug Brooks is the President of the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) in Washington D.C. IPOA is a nongovernmental association of service companies, dedicated to providing ethical services to international peacekeeping, peace enforcement, humanitarian rescue, stabilization efforts and disaster relief. Brooks is a specialist on private sector capabilities and African security issues and has written extensively on the regulation and constructive utilization of the private sector for international peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Sessions: s Crisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan s Security Workshop Addressing Ethics


Speaker Profiles Clayton McDonald, Senior Vice President, INTL Global Currencies Ltd Clayton McDonald is the Senior Vice President of INTL Global Currencies Ltd., located in London. INTL Global Currencies is an independent, publicly held financial services firm specializing in international currency trading in the developing world. McDonald has been with INTL Global Currencies Ltd, a specialist provider of foreign exchange services in the developing world, for almost 10 years. McDonald has advised numerous NGOs, governmental and multilateral entities, corporations, and international banks on their currency needs. He holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Language and World Business. Session: s Competitive Bidding Saule Akhmetova, Adviser, KAZNEX Invest Session: s KAZNEX-Invest Initiative “Developing Aid Supplies”

Steve Summers, Chief Operating Officer, Key Travel Steve Summers is the Chief Operating Officer for Key Travel, a business travel service designed for not-forprofit organizations to save money when providing vital assistance for the community. Summers joined Key Travel in 2007 and has been responsible for the development of their ‘traveler welfare portfolio,’ services designed to help NGOs manage their duty of care to employees. Sessions: s Optimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs s Procurement Network & Pitch Tank s Crisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan Jon Bøhmer, Founder, Kyoto Energy With a diverse background in multiple forms of technology, most recently solar/renewable energy, Jon founded Kyoto Energy in 2005. After winning the 2009 Financial Times Climate Challenge competition with an early version of the Kyoto Box, Jon continues to design environment friendly concepts that are applicable to all.

J. Margaret Burke, Director, Management Services Africare J. Margaret Burke has served as the Director of Management Services for Africare since September 2006. Africare specializes in helping Africa by helping alleviate hunger, building water wells, treating childhood diseases and supporting social empowerment. Prior to Africare, she served more than 15 years as a senior administrator and security executive in both the non-profit and private sectors. Ms. Burke has developed numerous security and risk management programs for various organizations. Session: sCrisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan Pierre Salignon, Director General, Medecins du Monde, MEDECINS DU MONDE Since late 2009, Pierre Salignon has been the Director General Humanitarian Action for Médecins du Monde. Between 1992 and 2008, he worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as Head of Programmes and Director General. In 2008 he joined the World Health Organization as the acting Project Director for Health and Nutrition Tracking Service. Session: sHaiti – Future Development Stephen B. Gaull, Senior Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Stephen B. Gaull, Senior Director for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is responsible for originating public-private partnership (PPP) investment opportunities in MCC’s Compact Development Department. In addition to developing MCC’s operating strategy for PPPs and structured finance, he develops major foreign assistance grants involving public investment programs and public policy reforms.. His responsibilities include leading multifunctional teams on complex transactions and managing relationships with high-level Government officials. Luke Chang, Motech Luke Chang is the President of Motech Power Division. A senior experimental expert applied physicist with academic/industrial research/development and working experience in instrument and manager experience in photovoltaic applications as well as renewable energy systems. Session: sLighting your future by using renewable energy



Speaker Profiles James Ramsey, President, MTN Government Services (MTNGS) Jim Ramsey is a military veteran with over 35 years of communications and leadership experience. Jim served at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) as a Presidential Communications Officer for both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. He was responsible for planning, installing and maintaining communications requirements for over 1,000 presidential trips, commanded four units, and ended his tour as the Operations Officer. Jim was inducted into the WHCA Hall of Fame in 2005. Justin Pickett, LTC & Branch Chief, Multinational Communications Interoperability & Information Sharing U.S. Pacific Command Lieutenant Colonel H. Justin Pickett is the branch chief for the Multinational Communications Interoperability and Information Sharing (MCI2S) branch of the J61 for U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. LTC Pickett was commissioned in 1988 from the ROTC program at North Carolina State University. He is a graduate of Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Command and General Staff College, Information Systems Officer Course, and the Jumpmaster School. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Allen Pitts, Media and Public Relations Manager, The national association for Amateur Radio (AAR) With a background in emergency operations and work with the ARRL, the world’s largest association of Amateur Radio operators, Pitts has knowledge of the services Amateur Radio operators provide worldwide. Not only does Amateur Radio encourage voluntary learning of electronics and communication skills, the radio amateurs’ special role in the early hours of major events and their ability to use a multitude of frequencies and a palette of transmission modes – including analog, digital, web hybrids, satellite, video and others – continue to make it the world’s most fail-safe communications. Session: s Optimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs


Speaker Profiles Larry Wentz, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy Larry Wentz is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University, Center for Technology and National Security Policy. He is an experienced manager, strategic planner, and subject matter expert on civil-military operations and information communications technology (ICT) support to complex operations with hands on field experience in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Tina M. Borger, CPPO, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) Tina M. Borger, CPPO is the Executive Director of Business Development and Research Director National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), an international non-profit association for the public procurement profession, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. Session: sValues and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement

Candace Riddle, Standards Manager, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) Candace Riddle is the Standards Manager at the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) in Herndon, VA. Since 1944, NIGP has worked to develop, support, and promote public procurement practitioners through educational and research programs, technical services and advocacy initiatives. Candace received a B.A. in Political Science (2005) from Coastal Carolina University and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Diplomacy – International Trade & Commerce from Norwich University. Session: sValues and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement Bill Brindley, CEO, NetHope Dr. William A. Brindley serves as NetHope’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. His career spans over thirty years with international and domestic executive management positions in start-up, turnaround, established business and nonprofit organizations. Bill is an experienced practitioner in strategy, management, technology, and business redesign and change management. He graduated magna cum laude from American University and holds several graduate degrees, including a doctorate in organizational change. He is a graduate of The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program and has also completed postgraduate courses at both Columbia and Harvard Business Schools. Session: sOptimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs s Disaster Preparedness Summit Joe Simmons, Connectivity Program Director, Nethope Joe Simmons is the Connectivity Program Director for NetHope located in McLean, Virginia. NetHope aims to be a catalyst for collaboration in the International NGO community and enable best use of technology for connectivity in the developing parts of the world. Prior to joining NetHope in 2003, Simmons worked for Bell Labs for over 20 years and held a variety of technical management positions. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Jacob Willemsen, Founder and Owner, New Amsterdam Trade & Consultancy LLC. Since 2002 Jacob has advised and represented government and corporate clients in the UNProcurement Market. He was Founder of the European Procurement Forum Inc., a cooperation of EU trade representations to the United Nations Headquarters and since 2003, coordinator of the annual EU UNProcurement Seminar. He was also Coordinator for the 2004 and 2009 NEXCO UN Procurement Seminar. From 1997 to 2001 Jacob worked as Trade Commissioner and Deputy Head of the economic section for the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Session: sProcurement Network & Pitch Tank, Session 2 Omar Taha, Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions Mr. Taha has more than 10 years of experience managing humanitarian relief programming in complex emergencies such as Sierra Leone, Uganda, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq. He received his BA in International Studies from Towson University and his Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Session: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation



Speaker Profiles Joe Duncan, ICT Team Acting Leader/Director, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, USAID Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit

Roy A. Johnson, Director, Integrated ICT Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration Roy A. Johnson is the Director for Integrated Information and Communications Technology Support (IIS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Networks and Information Integration (NII). He is responsible for oversight of information and communication technology policy to enable effective information and situational awareness sharing during stability operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission, and contingency operations. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Jeff Jacobson, Co-Founder and Director of Technology, OODAlink Inc. Jeff drives the technical direction and product design for OODAlink Inc., a turnkey integrator of satellitebased solutions for ensuring communication when traditional networks are unavailable. With nearly 30 years in the satellite industry, Jeff holds a number of technology patents for enhancing, securing, and managing satellite and wireless communications networks. Session: s Optimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs Erin Thornton, Global Policy Director, ONE Erin Thornton is the Global Policy Director for ONE, an advocacy and campaigning organization with more than two million supporters dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. In her role, Erin directs ONE’s policy agenda and oversees a growing team of policy analysts in the US, Europe and Africa. As a member of the organization’s executive management team, she also plays a key role in shaping ONE’s overarching goals and strategy. Erin developed The DATA Report, ONE’s flagship annual report card on the extent to which the G8 are keeping their commitments to Africa, and she oversees the annual ONE Award, which recognizes effective grassroots activism on the continent of Africa. A veteran of ONE and its predecessor organization, DATA, Erin was in on the ground floor of building both organizations. She merged the policy operations of the two organizations and also built the trips function that serves ONE so well today. Session: s MDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger Brenda Oppermann, International Development Advisor, Oppermann & Associates Serving as a senior program manager and advisor for assorted organizations including: USAID, UN, US Institute of Peace, US Army, and OSCE. Programs have dealt with democracy building, civil society, rule of law, human rights, gender, capacity development, infrastructure, counterinsurgency, and stabilization. Effective communicator and leader with an extensive background managing projects in fragile states and zones of conflict and post-conflict. Expertise in integrating cross-cutting issues into policy and programming. Significant experience with and understanding of the interagency process, civil-military relations, and bi-lateral and international collaboration. Aptitude for developing, analyzing, operationalizing, and communicating policy. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Tracy Badcock, Overseas Lease Group Tracy Badcock is a founding member of The Shelter Alliance, a developing new non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative answers to the worlds growing need for revolutionary habitation solutions. As VP of Marketing and Communications for the Overseas Lease Group, Inc., Ms. Badcock has expanded services provided to NGOs by increasing alliance partnerships and leasable assets for disaster relief operations as well as customary assets required to carry out projects in developing countries. Session: sTransport Louis Alexander, Senior Program Director, Pan American Development Foundation Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit


Speaker Profiles Nicolas Lagomersino, Program Officer, PanAmerican Health Organization Nicolas Lagomarsino received his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1994. In 2001 he received a Master in International Law from Georgetown University. Nicolas Lagomarsino started working for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in 2001 in the Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief. He is a program officer, responsible for strategic planning and resource mobilization and has been involved in most major disasters in the region since 2001. He was deployed to Haiti following the earthquake of 12 January 2010 to assist in the coordination of the health response and in backstopping the PAHO/WHO-led Health Cluster and coordinating the Organization’s initial response to the disaster. Session: sHaiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned Patrick Lynch, Information Systems Manager, Pan-Petroleum

Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Paul Z. Perjes, CEO, Perjes Production and Educational Products World Session: sMDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality

Douglas Jackson, President, PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) Dr. Douglas Jackson currently serves as the President of Project C.U.R.E., a registered trademark of the Benevolent Healthcare Foundation. Each year, Project C.U.R.E. ships millions of dollars of donated medical relief into developing nations around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to incredibly needy people in over 100 countries. Session: sFinance & Development Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Nathalie Applewhite is the Associate Director for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The Pulitzer Center is a non-profit journalism organization that supports independent coverage of under-reported systemic global issues. Nathalie is an awardwinning filmmaker who has worked nationally and internationally as a producer, director, and editor; and as a consultant for the UN, and media specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. Sessions: sCommunication Strategies for Aid and Development Organisations sHaiti – Future Development, MDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger sSecurity Workshop Addressing Ethics Erin Noordeloos, Director of International Programmes, RedR UK Erin Noordeloos is the International Programmes Director of RedR UK. RedR builds the capacity of humanitarian staff internationally, improving emergency response and assisting people affected by natural disaster and conflict. Erin has ten years experience in policy development, risk management analysis and training. She has provided operational and strategic security advice to a number of international government agencies including evaluating their emergency response mechanisms, establishing public information strategies and developing business continuity and risk management plans. Session: sCrisis Management Teams: Developing a Crisis Management Team and Plan Phil Jones, Business Director, Aid & Development, RMA Group Phil has worked in senior fleet and logistics roles within both the commercial and humanitarian sectors. These include roles in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where he was responsible for driving change in the way vehicles were procured and managed through lifecycle, improving efficiency and utilization, whilst reducing costs. Phil has been an active participant in the Fleet Forum and keenly advocates good fleet management practices with focus on road safety and the environment. Session: sTransport



Speaker Profiles Christina Ragsdale, Head of Communications, Sacramento Air Quality Management District Christina Ragsdale is a communications professional with extensive experience and training in emergency and disaster communications. She currently leads the communications office of the Sacramento Air Quality Management District, a leader in US environmental management and adaptation issues. Ms. Ragsdale has over 20 years of experience and consulting in leveraging solutions that bring projects and conflicts to successful conclusions through collaboration and building relationships with stakeholders. Sessions: s Climate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability s Communication Strategies for Aid and Development Organizations Mark Prutsalis, President & CEO, Sahana Software Foundation Mark Prutsalis is the President & CEO of the Sahana Software Foundation, a non-profit organization which governs the Sahana Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software projects. Mark has over 18 years of operational disaster response and emergency management experience following major international and domestic sudden onset natural and man-made disasters. Session: sHaiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned Ralph Brooker, Executive Director, SatProf Ralph Brooker is co-founder and President of SatProf, Inc., a provider of interactive online training and systems engineering services for the satellite communications industry, and content provider for the Global VSAT Forum Installer Certification Training program. Prior to starting SatProf, Mr. Brooker held engineering and management positions at Andrew Corporation, Microsource, Amplica, and Comsat Laboratories. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Thierry Simien, Operations Manager, Schlumberger SEED Thierry Simien is Operations Manager of Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED). SEED is the non-profit division of Schlumberger dedicated to science education in underserved communities around the world via various activities and projects delivered in seven languages. Thierry has worked at Schlumberger for over 21 years at various positions in engineering, marketing and management abroad and in the U.S. SEED is a Schlumberger global initiative with long term relationship with the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child. SEED is looking for partners, especially in the IT hardware and Communications domains, with whom to combine knowhow and skills in order to expand our reach, and impact more students and teachers around the world. Session: sGlobal Disaster Preparedness Charley Ansbach, Managing Partner, Skystone Ryan Charley Ansbach is a Managing Partner in the international firm of Skystone Ryan, specializing in non-profit/ NGO funding and capacity building management consulting. He has over 30 years experience thinking ‘outside the box’ with time-tested tools and new innovations to solve today’s challenges. He works on major fundraising campaigns, public/private partnerships, social enterprise and corporate partnerships. Session: s Climate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability Patricia Mcardle, Board of Directors, Solar Cookers International McArdle retired in 2006 after a 27 year career as an American diplomat. She has served as a public affairs officer at U.S. embassies and consulates in South Africa, France and in the Eastern Caribbean. She also a formal U.S. Naval communications officer. Her last overseas diplomatic posting was as the U.S. government’s representative in Northern Afghanistan. During her year in Afghanistan she became aware of the serious shortage of cooking fuel in rural areas, where she saw young children sent far from their villages every day to pull up bushes for their mothers’ cooking fires. She began to build and promote the use of solar cookers and has continued to promote this simple technology around the world since her retirement. She currently serves on the board of directors of Solar Cookers International. Session: sMDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger Lars Koerner, Off-grid Projects Engineer, SolarWorld AG Mr. Koerner is trained as an industrial electrician and holds an Environmental Engineering degree from HTW Berlin. Having previously worked with both the Fraunhofer Institute and the German Aerospace agency, Lars is an expert in using solar photovoltaic technology to bring power to the powerless. Session: s Empowering the Powerless, Sustainable Solar Energy for Remote Locations


Speaker Profiles Lucas Chiu, President, Speedtech Energy Lucas Chiu is the President of Speedtech Eenergy. He is specialized in design and development of solar/ LED energy-saving lighting applications. He has over 15 years experience in the solar business, and continuously works on research and innovation to improve effectiveness in this field.

Greg Wilkinson, Distribution Manager, SPOT, LLC Greg has been in the satellite communication industry serving NGOs, businesses and government for 23 years. He has been with the parent company of SPOT, LLC for over 10 years. Greg has worked extensively in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Steve Schmida, President, SSG Advisors Steve Schmida is the founder and Managing Director of SSG Advisors, a project management and advisory service firm specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility, Technology at the Base of the Pyramid and Public-Private Alliances. Since its inception in 2005, SSG has completed assignments in more than 35 countries for a wide variety of government and corporate clients alike. Steve is also the co-founder of Easy Seva, a rural Internet micro-franchise, in Sri Lanka. Prior to establishing SSG, Steve served as the Regional Director for the Eurasia Foundation in Russia as well as Central Asia. He is fluent in Russian and holds an MA from Tufts University. He lives in Vermont with his wife and two children. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit



Speaker Profiles David G Tompkins, President, TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd David Tompkins is President of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd. and operator of Expat Financial. David is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), has 19 years of experience in the insurance industry and has spoken and written extensively on global insurance matters. TFG Global has become a leader in providing international insurance solutions to NGOs, corporations, governments and individuals. David is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Lloyds appointed agent. This independent global insurance brokerage has worked with clients around the world to source coverage for clients around the world, even in high risk countries such as Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan. Expat Financial was started as a specialty expatriate web site for individual expatriates and their employers to source global insurance plans in an increasing global economy. Session: s International Insurance Challenges & Choices for International Aid Organizations Steve Davenport, The Development Gateway Stephen Davenport has over ten years of experience working with governments and development agencies to strengthen aid management. Prior to joining the organization in 2000, Stephen worked with the World Bank, IBM, Computer Associates, and BearingPoint, developing technology solutions for the public and private sector. He holds a master’s degree in international business administration from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University Session: sHaiti – Assessment and Lessons Learned – Urban Disasters and the Shelter, Water, Logistics etc. MODERATOR Jonathon Bamber, International Sales & Development Manager, ToughStuff Jonathan Bamber joined ToughStuff in September 2009 to develop sales, livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities in partnership with INGOs. International agencies and MFIs working in both emergency and development context. Prior to ToughStuff he worked for the Salvation Army (UK) managing development programs in Africa and south east Asia. He also spent 13 years in the British diplomatic service covering issues including trade and enterprise in Mozambique and South Africa. He is excited to be working for a social enterprise committed to lifting millions out of poverty. Joseph Fernandez, Founder & Executive Director, Trade Without Borders Joseph Fernadez is the Founder and Executive Director of Trade Without Borders located in Hong Kong. Trade Without Borders is creating a paradigm shift in thinking about improving the livelihoods of millions of people in impoverished regions of the world. Fernadez has an MBA at Thunderbird, School of Global Management, and 12-years experience in international trade. Sessions: sMDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development, Finance & Development Finbarr Curran, Director of Field and Energency Support Office (FESO), UN World Food Programme (WFP) Finbarr Curran, a Director with the World Food Programme, the food aid agency of the United Nations, has spent over 20 years planning and implementing changes in the area of support service delivery within the United Nations humanitarian space. Finbarr moved from the post of CIO with WFP in order to develop an innovative approach to the provision of support services (IT, Procurement, Finance, Travel and Administration) to Field Operations, as Director of the Programme’s Field and Emergency Support Office (FESO). This self-funded initiative aims at improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of support services through developing and implementing best business practices and working closely with other humanitarian players. Sessions: s Procurement Network & Pitch Tank, Logistics & Procurement s Procurement & Logistics Ben Barber, Senior Writer and Editorial Director, Frontlines, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ben Barber is senior writer and editorial director of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) monthly newspaper FrontLines. From 1980 to 2002 he was State Department Bureau Chief for the Washington Times and foreign free-lance correspondent for the London Observer, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday,, USA TODAY, the Melbourne Sunday Age, the and Toronto Globe and Mail. Sessions: sCommunication Strategies, Logistics & Procurement sProcurement Network & Pitch Tank sProcurement & Logistics


Speaker Profiles John Abood, Team Leader/Contracting Officer, Transportation Division, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) John Abood is the Team Leader/Contracting Officer for the Transportation Division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C. USAID supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade, global health, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. The organization afforded him the opportunity to assist individuals in the realms of food aid, disaster relief, famine, early warning systems, banking, health care, airlifts of relief supplies, and infrastructure development. Sessions: sLogistics & Procurement s Procurement Network & Pitch Tank Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Chief of Policy and Development Branch, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Mr. Strohmeyer is currently Chief of the Policy Development and Studies Branch at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). As such he is the principal policy advisor to the Emergency Relief Coordinator on enhancing effective humanitarian action through adherence to humanitarian norms and principles, developing strategies and tools in support of humanitarian field operations, and advocating for humanitarian concerns in all areas of the United Nations’ work. Sessions: sOpening Session sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development Scott Schirmer, Senior Coordinator, Private Sector Alliances Office of Development Partners, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scott Schirmer is the Senior Coordinator for the Global Development Alliance (GDA), a Division within the Office of Partnership Development of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this role he leads GDA’s efforts to expand the development and use of strategic public private partnerships and to facilitate the Agency’s use of the full range of private sector partner opportunities to achieve its development and US foreign policy objectives. The GDA is also responsible for guiding and supporting USAID’s creation and use of strategic public private partnerships that can magnify and sustain the development impact USAID achieves with its resources. Mr. Schirmer brings over 25 years of business management and marketing experience to the position as well as past development and humanitarian work with such organizations as Webster University, UNHCR, Refugees International, and most recently with the International Organization for Migration as IOM’s Private Sector Liaison. Session: sMDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development Johnston Barkat, Ombudsman, United Nations United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Johnston Barkat of the United States as the new United Nations Ombudsman, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. As Ombudsman, he functions independently of any United Nations organ or official, with direct access to the Secretary-General as needed. A strengthened Ombudsman’s Office was one of the key elements of the new system of administration of justice at the United Nations, which was approved by the General Assembly. Mr. Barkat heads a single, integrated and decentralized Ombudsman’s Office that serves both the Secretariat and funds and programmes. It includes regional branches in several other United Nations duty stations and a new Mediation Division. As Ombudsman, Mr. Barkat and his team facilitate informal resolution of conflict and mediation for issues involving UN staff around the world, and help to identify systemic problems and propose recommendations to improve policies and procedures to help the UN meet its goals more efficiently and effectively. Sessions: sMDG 8: Global Partnerships for Development sKeynote Plenary talk Reza Samarbasksh, Head of office in Tehran, UNICEF

Session: sMDG2&3 Empowering Local Communities: Education & Gender Equality



Speaker Profiles Dominic Grace, Director of Procurement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dominic Grace joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Director of Procurement in May 2009. Procurement in UNDP is central to effective programme delivery and represents around $3bn annually. Previously he managed operations at the World Food Programme’s Emergency Response Depot in Dubai, the world’s largest humanitarian centre for providing rapid and cost-effective support to emergencies both natural and man-made. Dominic has a broad UN background and has served in various locations including Afghanistan, Jordan/Iraq, Angola, Kenya, Italy, UAE and the US. Sessions: sProcurement & Logistics sProcurement Network, Session 2 David Smith, Manager, UNEP David Smith is an economist in the Division of Regional Co-operation in UNEP. He is the manager of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative Africa programme. This programme focuses on supporting governments to integrate environmentally sustainable natural resource use into governments development plans and budgets at the national and sectoral level. The rationale for this being that natural resources generate social and economic benefits, so if they are used unsustainably, the benefits they generate decrease. Session: sMDG 1: How to Address Extreme Poverty & Hunger Lionel Marre, IT Emergency Preparedness Project Manager, UN World Food Program (WFP) Lionel Marre is the Project Manager of the World Food Programme’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch in Rome, Italy. The Emergency Preparedness Response Branch’s main projects involve development and implementation of a worldwide ticketing system; life satellite tracking system; migration of analog to a digital system; fast deployable emergency telecom and PDA integration into email and VoiP worldwide network. Marre has worked for 15 years in the field of emergency relief. As a project manager he is split between WFP’s D&D IT unit and Aviation unit. Sessions: sDisaster Preparedness Summit sOptimizing Technology: Transport and ICTs Paul Chen, Regional Director, c.s. North America, Vestergaard Frandsen Inc. Paul Chen is North American Regional Director for Vestergaard Frandsen, a company focused on the eradication of vector and waterborne illnesses such as malaria and diarrhea. Prior to joining Vestergaard Frandsen, Paul held leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Paul graduated from Boston University and served in the United States Navy. Session: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation Rich Thorsten, Director of International Programs, Mr. Thorsten joined in July 2007 and became the Director of International Programs in 2008. He brings over fifteen years of experience in non-profit management, advocacy, research, and evaluation to He spent several years in program and executive positions at resource conservation and smart growth organizations in the United States and served as a board member for non-profit groups specializing in international development. Mr. Thorsten has worked in advocacy, advisory, and research roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several state and local government agencies. While pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in international planning, he evaluated the sustainability of multiple rural water systems in Peru and Ghana on behalf of the World Bank and studied public-private water and sanitation partnerships in Asia. Session: sHealthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation Abhas K. Jha, Regional Coordinator, The World Bank Abhas K. Jha is a housing and urban finance specialist, currently Lead Urban Specialist and Regional Coordinator, Disaster Risk Management, for the World Bank’s East Asia and the Pacific Region. In this capacity he is responsible for managing the Bank’s disaster risk management practice in the region. Mr. Jha has been with the World Bank since 2001, leading the Bank’s urban, housing, and disaster risk management work in Turkey, Mexico, Jamaica, and Peru, and serving as the Regional Coordinator, Disaster Risk Management, for the Europe and Central Asia region. He served for 12 years in the Indian Administrative Service (the national senior civil service of India) in the government of India (in the Federal Ministry of Finance and earlier in the state of Bihar). He is the lead author of the World Bank publication “Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters”. Session: sMoving from Disaster Relief to Long Term Development


Speaker ProďŹ les Steve Birnbaum, Consultant Steve Birnbaum is a consultant with 20 years experience in the telecommunications ďŹ eld. He has worked with a wide range of clients worldwide, including the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Nokia and the UN. Most recently, he was the CTO and VP Enterprise Solutions for a large VSAT service provider operating in Africa and the Middle East. He has written articles for both online and print publication, and has spoken at conferences and seminars worldwide. Session: sDisaster Preparedness Summit Vishnu N. Jetmalani, International Energy, Environmental and Policy Advisor Vishnu N. Jetmalani, is an attorney who has served for over a decade as a green/renewable energy policy advisor to a variety of US and international energy companies including the Energy Trust of Oregon, Cal ISO, Bonneville Power Administration and the International Resource Recovery. 3ESSIONSsClimate Change: Innovation, Effectiveness & Accountability sThe Adaption Fund



Exhibitor Index

A/S Vestfrost 601 A4id T14 Adapco 339 Advanced Aid African Stand 133 Adventure Medical Kits 802 & 524 AED T11 Agility Defence & Government Services 321 AHEAD T10 Aid Matrix T13 Aid Training Hostile Environments 902 & 235 Air Serv International T6 AirCell Structures Ltd 700, 808, 908 & 259 Ajay Industrial Corporation Limited 460 Al Senidi Far East Trading 243 Aquabox 530 Aspen Medical 300 AudienceScapes T12 Cartay Productos de Acogida, S.L. 500 Casals & Associates (Dyncorp International) 414 CHBITM Group LLC 220 CHF International T16 Clarke Mosquito Control 905 & 220 Clements International 218 Cteq Ltd Market Place Damco 231 Develeopment Gateway T18 DHS Systems LLC 101b DQE Inc 804 & 609 DRS Power Solutions 621 Duke University T28 Dutch Emergency Supplies 110 Economist Intelligence Unit 611 Edesia LLC 446 Fleet Management Solutions, Inc. 511 Freytech 535 FTL Solar 222 Gichner Mobile Systems 460d Global Sanitation Solutions Market Place Green Horizon Manufacturing LLC 101e GVF Sat Forum 215 H Nizam Din & Sons (Pvt) Ltd 409

IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. 629 Imres 515 Inmarsat 320 Inside NGO T17 Intec Products, Inc. 521 InterAction 129 & 137 International Global Currencies 903 & 602 International Health Partners T8 IPOA 416 Jet Inc 510 KAZNEX, Corporation for export development and promotion 429 Key Travel 805, 906 & 131 Kitchen Essentials 230 Kolumbija Ltd 143 Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. 331 Kyoto Energy 702 & 545 Laprise 118 Leica Microsystems 119 Lifetime Products 221 Logenix International 508 Losberger 706 & 101 MADDEL International 703 & 401 Medical Export Group 541 Meeco AG 130 Missionpharma A/S 433 Motech Power Dept 315 MTN Government Services 219 National Tent House 529 Net Hope T15 Novachem 807, 907 & 201 NRS International 803 & 421 NSSL Satcom Solutions 320 Oodalink 800 & 232 Overseas Lease Group, Inc. 418 Pacific Pathway, Inc. 623 Paramount Tarpaulin Industries 214 Parker Racor VMT 605 PCDworks Market Place Planson International T29 Priyanka India Pvt. Ltd. 322 Rastelli Global 210

Redr T9 Relief Pod 528 RMA Automotive 501 Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland 430 Safe Harbours Travel Group T19 Scan Global Logistics. 420 Seaman Corporation Market Place Seattle Tarp 701, 809 & 525 Skystone Ryan T7 SkyWave Mobile Communications 209 SolarWorld 329 Speedliner Mobility T44 Speedtech Energy Co., Ltd 311 SPOT LLC T27 Standard Bank 426 Star Tides 202 Steripen (Hydro-Photon Inc) 222 SWSLoo, Inc 904 & 608 SWT Power USA LLC 548 TAIWAN ICDF 313 Techno Relief 806 & 333 TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd 801 & 618 The Millennium Challenge Corporation 139 The Wornick Company 101d Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications 238 ToughStuff 705 & 236 Toyop Relief Pvt Ltd 241 Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings 308 Trade & Investment Office Brazilian Embassy 612 Trade without Borders T5 TrailerLogic 901 & 519 Transcon Steel 604 V.K.A. Polymers Pvt Ltd 600 Vestergaard Frandsen, Inc. 202 WaterBrick International 704, 909 & 245 Webster Marketing International 520 WHO/PAHO 135 World Bank T19127 Yahsat T31




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AIDF 2010 Show Guide  
AIDF 2010 Show Guide  

AIDF 2010 Show Guide