AidEx will be taking place in Geneva this year on 23-24th October. In the lead up to the event, for the greatest social benefit, we will be running a series of webinars covering important topics in the sector. See a list of upcoming and on-demand webinars below:

 

 

Introduction to procurement in international aid and development organisations

Join us for an insightful webinar on 28 February at 15:00 (GMT) / 16:00 (CET) / 10:00 (EST) dissecting the complexities of procurement in international aid and development organizations. Discover the vital role it plays in creating positive change and learn how you can actively contribute to delivering essential supplies and services to support those in need.

This webinar will delve into the challenges and opportunities in procuring with international aid and development organisations, shedding light on its global impact, particularly with NGOs and UN Agencies. Explore the significance of procurement with NGOs and UN Agencies and its global impact, and identify key sectors where your expertise can make a difference. Learn practical access steps to engage in procurement processes and contribute to global initiatives effectively. Learn to navigate the UNGM (UN Global Marketplace) effectively, explore major procurement hubs, and the sectors of activity for key organizations within those hubs.

Understand how to introduce ground breaking products and services to the sector, and grasp the key attributes that contribute to a supplier's success in partnering with the UN and NGOs. This webinar aims to uncover the core attributes and approaches that set successful suppliers apart and learn how to position yourself to increase the chances of success in the future procurement/bidding processes.

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Speakers Include:

 

Eleanor

Eleanor Baha
Former Deputy Director UK Department of International Trade

 

As Deputy Director of the Department of International Trade at the British Embassy in Switzerland for over 20 years, Eleanor Baha acquired a vast knowledge of procurement by international organisations. She now advises companies on how to navigate the different routes to procurement in order to introduce their products and services.

 

 

 

The State of Aid and Development in Iraq and Kurdistan

In partnership with SEED Foundation, a local NGO based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, this webinar aims to shed light on the state of aid and development in Iraq, one year following the transition from a humanitarian designation to development, and the surrounding shifts in donor funding, changing activities, and broadening areas of focus. During this one-hour session 17th January at 11:00PM (GMT) / 14:00PM (AST), we will explore the experience and insights of local and international NGOs, donor organisations, and the government. Join us for an engaging exchange, and come prepared with your questions for our panelists.

This webinar is organised in partnership with:

Seed Foundation

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Panellists Include:

Sherri Kraham Talabany

Sherri Kraham Talabany
President and Executive Director, SEED Foundation

Samar Abboud

Samar Abboud
Country Director Iraq, International Rescue Committee

Garik Hayrapetyan

Garik Hayrapetyan
Deputy Representative Iraq, UNFPA

Kanar Hidayat

Dr. Kanar Hidayat
Director General, Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Planning

Rolinde Roijers

Rolinde Roijers
Policy Officer Stabilization and Security Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

USAID Funding Seminar - How to enter and grow in the USAID market

USAID distributed more than $30 billion last fiscal year. Attend this seminar to learn best practices for starting and growing your work with USAID. We will share USAID partnering best practices that our team has learned through nearly a decade of supporting USAID partnering growth strategies. Come learn how to start building your organization’s USAID market strategy, and ways to get started as a subcontractor by connecting with established USAID primes. This seminar co-hosted with AidEx will cover AidKonekt’s “3-P” process to growing in the USAID market, and will give you tools you can take back to your organization to build and grow your USAID work. This will be targeted to international development and aid organizations interested in USAID funding. We will discuss changes under the Biden Administration, the New Partnerships Initiative, and USAID’s direction under Administrator Samantha Power.

This seminar is hosted in partnership with:

Start Network

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Speaker Include:

Heather Brown

Mike Shanley
Founder and CEO, AidKonekt Data

Arsalan Ashraf

Dr. Justus Kilonzi Paul
Co-Founder, Savannah Informatics

Arsalan Ashraf

Awele Okigbo
Founder & CEO, Credo Advisory

 

 

The impact of locally-owned research and learning: Experiences from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and India

The opportunities for local and national non-governmental organisations to undertake research and learning are limited. Research produced by a majority of Global North INGOs prevents the humanitarian system from having a locally led approach to learning, and may prevent the sector forming a realistic standing of how best to meet the needs of crisis affected populations.

This webinar on Thursday 11th May at 10:30 BST aims to explore the value of locally-led research and learning from the perspective of local and national NGOs. A panel of local and national organisations will share their experiences of undertaking research projects funded by Start Network and will discuss how the research and learning projects supported their organisational development and their understanding of the best ways to support and work with crisis affected communities.

This webinar is organised in partnership with:

Start Network

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Panellists Include:

Raima Mehmood

Raima Mehmood
Environment Specialist at HANDS based in Pakistan

Heather Brown

Heather Brown
Researcher at Start Network

Arsalan Ashraf

Arsalan Ashraf
CSR Manager at HANDS based in Pakistan

Alphonse Basanabo Kabala

Alphonse Basanabo Kabala
Supervisor at AFPDE in DRC

Isidore Kalikira Cihimbire

Isidore Kalikira Cihimbire
Founder and Coordinator at Midefehops in DRC

Tirtha Prasad

Tirtha Prasad
Director, North-East Affected Area, Development Society (NEADS) based in India

Abi Jones

Abi Jones
Research Officer at Start Network