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Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 - Highlights


Interview with Dr Patrick Meier, WeRobotics


Interview with Luc & Emma, B Medical Systems


Interview with Brian Kelly, IOM


Keynote Address: Application of AI & Robotics to Aid and Development Efforts Around the World - Dr Patrick Meier

  Co-Founder, WeRobotics, Digital Humanitarian Network; Founder, Humanitarian UAV Network

Panel: Update on Emergency Procurement Strategy

  Ali Jumah, Chief of Central Procurement Unit, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Jason Pearson, President and CEO, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
John Service, Senior Technical Advisor for Humanitarian Operations, Catholic Relief Services

  Innovation Pitch: Collin Wade, Sales Executive, Aldelano Corporation (no slides)

Panel: Data Strategy to Support Disaster Response & Resilience

  Sarah Telford, Chief of Data Services, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Adele Waugaman, Senior Advisor, Digital Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Richard Parker, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Project Concern International
Steve Hellen, Director of ICT4D & GIS,Catholic Relief Services

Panel: Improving Emergency Communication

  Vince Onuigbo, Senior Marketing Director, International Division, Hughes Network Systems LLC
Hani Shannak, Chief Operations & Services, Division of IT Services & Solutions, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Isaac Kwamy, Director, Global Programs Disaster Preparedness and Response, NetHope
Harvey Hipperson, Business Development Director EMEA, Iridium Communications Inc.

Panel: Connectivity and IT Framework to Enable Delivery of SDGs

  Tim Johnson, VP Enterprise Channel & Portfolio Development, Inmarsat Global
David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSAT Forum
Isaac Kwamy, Director, Global Programs Disaster Preparedness and Response, Nethope

  Panel: Building and Managing an Effective Team for Disaster Response (no slides)

Innovation Pitch: Sailesh Savani, Founder and CEO, CompuLynx

Panel: Security and Safety of Aid Workers and Goods

  Laura Schauble, Vice President, Risk Management and Office Operations, ACDI/VOCA
Jennifer Hardin, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, International Relief and Development (IRD)
Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President Programs, AmeriCares

Simulation: Disaster Response with Dr Jamison Day, Chief Data Scientist, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

  Juanita Rilling, Director, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Mohamed Hilmi, Senior Coordinator & Technical Specialist for Shelter and Settlement, InterAction
Garrett Ingoglia, Vice President, Emergency Response, AmeriCares
Duncan Cohen, Logistics Officer, OFDA, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Alexander Balint, Senior Manager, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Presentation: John Anderson, CEO, Founder & Inventor, World Panel Inc. [video]

Debate: Lessons Learned from Recent Disasters and Conflicts

  Ajay Markanday, Director of the FAO Liaison Office for North America, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
David Jones, Chief Executive, Rescue Global
Christina Tobias-Nahi, Director of Public Affairs, Islamic Relief USA
Brian Kelly, Head of Community Stabilization Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Keynote Address: Nikolaj Gilbert, Director, Partnerships, Communications and Partnerships Group, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (no slides)







Keynote Address: Elizabeth A. Zimmerman, Associate Administrator, Office of Response & Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (no slides)

Panel: Innovations and Technologies to Support Health SDGs and Response

  Alwena Hall, International Marketing Manager, Military and Disaster Relief, Philips Healthcare
Lisa Mwaikambo, MPH, Director of KM Integration, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Kristen Finne, Project Lead, HHS emPOWER Initiative, Senior Policy Analyst, Division of Health Systems Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)




Presentation: State-of-the-art Cold Chain Solutions - Luc Provost, CEO, B Medical Systems [video]

Panel: Update on Cash-Based Programmes for Disaster Relief (no slides)

  Panel: Financing of Disaster Relief & Resilience (no slides)

  Reports: Executive Summary (FHF); Looking Beyond the Crisis Report (FHF); The Grand Bargain; High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing Report to the United Nations Secretary-General; Report on the Outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit

Keynote Address: Disease Control - Dr Thomas R. Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Panel: Reducing Maternal And Child Health Consequences During Emergencies

  Brigitte Dacosta, Director Public Health Department, bioMérieux
Dr Paul Robinson, MBBS, MTS, MPH Senior Health Advisor, International Medical Corps
Ugochi Daniels, Chief of Humanitarian Response, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Panel: Best Practice in Emergency WASH

  Elaine O’Donovan, Business Development in Humanitarian Aid & Remote Camp Infrastructure, Butyl Products Ltd.
Oliver Wright, Program Management Officer, WASH, International Programs Group, World Vision
Keith Norris, Director of Water & Sanitation, World Hope International

Panel: Addressing Operational Challenges of Emergency Health Response

  Dr Douglas Jackson, President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E
Stephanie Austin, Head of Humanitarian Programs, Airlink
Garrett Ingoglia, Vice President, Emergency Response, AmeriCares

Innovation Pitch: Innovation in Affordable Solar Lighting - Ben Mathew, Sales Director, Greenlight Planet

Presentation: Summarising Outcome from Disaster Response Simulation Session

  Panel: Discussing Responses to Current Global Refugee Crisis (no slides)