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.
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:
Sherri Kraham Talabany
President and Executive Director, SEED Foundation
Country Director Iraq, International Rescue Committee
Deputy Representative Iraq, UNFPA
Dr. Kanar Hidayat
Director General, Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Planning
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:
Founder and CEO, AidKonekt Data
Dr. Justus Kilonzi Paul
Co-Founder, Savannah Informatics
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:
Environment Specialist at HANDS based in Pakistan
Researcher at Start Network
CSR Manager at HANDS based in Pakistan
Alphonse Basanabo Kabala
Supervisor at AFPDE in DRC
Isidore Kalikira Cihimbire
Founder and Coordinator at Midefehops in DRC
Director, North-East Affected Area, Development Society (NEADS) based in India
Research Officer at Start Network