International humanitarian and development workers across the world, including policy leaders from Governments, UN, NGOs and private sectors from 102 countries are convening at the inaugural of AIDF Asia-Pacific 2013.
BANGKOK- Being held for the first time in Thailand, on January 30 and 31, 2013 at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, the AIDF forum enhances collaborative dialogue among the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors, share innovative ideas, as well as foster private sector engagement in order to improve humanitarian systems and capacity amid a number of challenges in the region.
The Aid and International Development Forum Asia-Pacific 2013 (AIDF Asia-Pacific 2013) are launching a new forum in partnership with RMA Group as a free-to-attend, integrated exhibition and conference aimed at the humanitarian relief and development sector. The principal aim is to bring together procurement professionals, practitioners and policy leaders from governments, UN, NGOs and private organizations to highlight the challenges faced by the humanitarian aid and development sector, share best practices, exhibit new technologies and services and create new partnerships.
Highlights during the 2-day event include expert panel discussions such as: Asia-Pacific Partnerships and Coordination, Empowering Women as a Development Tool, From Recipients to Donors, Changing Sources of Finance, Moving Forward with Technology – Another Tool in the Toolbox? And last but not least, Refugees and Displaced Persons.
Kevin Whitcraft, CEO, RMA Group, said, “It is a great privilege for RMA Group to be able to partner with AIDF in bringing this, one of the world’s most significant A&D forums, to Asia; and also specifically, to Thailand, as the country functions as one of the primary operational hubs for aid in the Asia-pacific. I’m pleased with the number of NGOs which have chosen to either participate or attend, and that is actually the key function of this forum. The other aim of AIDF Asia-Pacific is to perform as an international platform which will create synergies and foster best-practice working methodologies.”
Sula Bruce, Event Director, Aid and International Development Forum said “The First AIDF Asia – Pacific is a good start for empowering organizations operating in disaster relief programs, post-conflict regeneration activities and infrastructure improvement projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region”.
Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. said “IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre is pleased to be the venue for AIDF Asia Pacific 2013, an important international forum on humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors. We look forward to welcoming delegates and exhibitors to this forum which will see the facilitation of partnerships, addressing of global humanitarian and development issues and as well as sharing of expertise.”