Spotlight on effectiveness of aid delivery
How has the humanitarian aid and development community adapted to ever increasing complexity of crises? Which new strategies have aid organisations and suppliers devised to optimize delivery of aid resources during tough economic times?
Under the patronage of Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, AidEx 2012 brings together humanitarian aid and development agencies, organisations and suppliers from across the world to enhance current methods and approaches in ways that help save lives and build resilience.
More than 2,000 aid experts will gather at this event, alongside 200 suppliers of relief products and services representing the full breadth of the aid community.
Of particular media interest:
Conference program entitled "The Changing Face of Aid" with an impressive line-up of more than 30 speakers including Claus Sørensen, Director General DG ECHO
An exhibition space with 200 suppliers including a "Developing World Supplier Zone"- featuring local aid suppliers from Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, and an inflatable filed hospital from Médecins Sans Frontières
Aid Innovation Challenge- new aid inventions judged by Michael Pritchard, inventor of the Lifesaver water Bottle
Aid Donors Advice Clinic – drop-in centre hosted by ECHO, GIZ, SIDA and other major aid agencies, explaining rules, regulation and access to major funding
Confirmed attendees include WFP, IFRC, UNOCHA, World Vision International, FAO, Shelter Box, WHO, Médecins Sans Frontiers, UNDP, Islamic Relief Worldwide, UNICEF, Oxfam, UNHCR, Advance Aid, CARE
Wednesday 24 October: 09:30 - 17:00 and Thursday 25 October: 09:30 - 16:30
Brussels Expo – Hall 6, Place de Belgique 1, B-1020 Brussels