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Hear from UNDP, Red Cross, WFP, USAID and BBC Media Action at Aid &Development Summit 2017

Aid & International Development Forum

Posted 13th May 2017.

Aid & Development Asia Summit is fast approaching! You are invited to take part and network with decision makers and advisors from government, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society, donors and solution providers on 14-15 June 2017 at the MICC-2 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

You will have opportunity to discuss best practice, policy updates and donor strategy in Southeast Asia, as well as gain insight into the latest technological innovations and development programmes.

The summit gathers an excellent panellists panel from NGOs, UN agencies, regional governments and the private sector will addresses the following topics:
• Mobile for Development Programmes and Innovations
• Funding and Procurement Trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia
• Innovations and Policies to Support Community Resilience & Food Security
• Building a Culture of Resilience and Strengthening Disaster Preparedness
• Early Warning Systems, Data Collection and Mapping
• Technologies and Initiatives for Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar
• Building Successful Public-Private-People Partnerships
• Innovations and Best Practice to Tackle Communicable Diseases
• Improving Maternal and Child Health, as well as WASH practices
• Data Strategy to Support SDGs
• Communication, Connectivity and Social Networks
• Humanitarian Logistics: Getting Aid into Areas of Reduced Infrastructure
• Cash-Based Programmes and Financial Inclusion

Amongst 40+ expert speakers at the Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017 are:
• Dr Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Irrigation, Myanmar
• Dr. That Zin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
• Peter Batchelor, Country Director, UNDP
• Vikram Kumar, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation
• U Khant Zaw, Director General, Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Myanmar
• Niiara Abliamitova, Chief Procurement Officer, UN-ESCAP
• Moe Thu, Associate Director, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs, Myanmar, World Vision
• Shashank Mishra, Disaster Risk Reduction Program Director, UN-Habitat
• Dr Aung Kyaw Htut, Deputy Secretary General, Myanmar Red Cross Society
• Siemon Hollema, Senior Programme & Policy Adviser for Asia & the Pacific, World Food Programme (WFP)
• Ed Pauker, Country Director, Myanmar, BBC Media Action
• Kieran Gorman-Best, Head of Mission, Myanmar, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
• Sridhar Dharmapuri, Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer, FAO
• Dr Stephan Paul Jost, Country Representative, Myanmar, World Health Organization
• Simon Gee, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, TechSoup
• Ernesto Castro-Garcia, Director of Regional Programs Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity

The Aid & Development Asia Summit offers two days of presentations, engaging panel and roundtable discussions, case studies; networking lunches and an evening reception on Wednesday 14th June to meet with top-level decision-makers and influencers in Asian humanitarian aid and development sector.

Take a look at the 2017 agenda and the speaker list to date, visit http://asia.aidforum.org

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