AidEx Sessions

  • Keynote - Forgotten crises – how can we manage crises when so much of our focus is on Ukraine?

    Dominik Stillhart, Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

  • Keynote - Developing sustainable solutions to tackle the forcibly displaced people escalating trend in the world’s forgotten and emerging crises

    Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR

  • Fixing Disaster Relief – How can we evolve to better prepare for and prevent the next crises?


    Michael Capponi, Founder/President, Global Empowerment Mission
    Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO, Oxfam GB
    Lanre Williams-Ayedun, Senior Vice President, International Programs, World Relief
    Unni Krishnan, Global Humanitarian Director, Plan International
    Alina Kurska, Director of International Affairs, Global Empowerment Mission

  • Addressing the acute global food and hunger crisis – what is the evolving role of the aid and development actor?


    Richard Blewitt, Executive Director International, British Red Cross
    Astrid Thesen Tveteraas, Assistant Director, Department for Climate and Environment, Section for Food, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
    Unni Krishnan, Global Humanitarian Director, Plan International
    Gian Carlo Cirri, Director Geneva Global Office, World Food Programme
    Matthias Amling, Team Lead Anticipatory Humanitarian Action and Networking, Welthungerhilfe

  • Innovating Digital Cash Assistance - Whose problems does tech really solve?


    Tori Samples, Senior Product Manager, Stellar Development Foundation
    Joseph Oliveros, Senior Officer, Cash Transfer Programming Innovations, IFRC
    Kathryn Taetzsch, Global Director, Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Based Programming, World Vision International
    Anna Kondakhchyan, Head of Cash and Markets (with oversight of CashCap), NORCAP

  • Keynote – Saving Humanity 2.0 - What more could ‘non-traditional actors’ do to advance humanitarian action?

    Jochen Stark, Executive National Director, Plan International Switzerland

  • Keynote - On the forgotten frontlines: how to make a difference for the people affected today and tomorrow

    Daniel Littlejohn-Carrillo, Head of Resource Mobilisation, ICRC

  • Keynote - Private finance for humanitarian goals

    Nena Stoiljkovic, Under Secretary General for Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization, IFRC

  • System Change in the Humanitarian System - What role can experimentation, innovation and localisation play?

    Ian Burbidge, Head of System innovation and Change, Start Network
    Gloria Soma, Executive Director, Titi Foundation
    Kate Simpson, Director, Systemcraft Institute
    Juliet Parker, Director, ALNAP

  • Keynote - Hazel de Wet, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programme (EMOPS), UNICEF

  • Tackling the ‘shadow pandemic’ – Can we turn the tide on gender based violence?

    Tanya Gilly Khailany, Vice-President and Co-Founder, SEED Foundation
    Mary Okumu, Senior Director/Head of Technical Unit, ForAfrika
    Asia Al-Mashreqi, Chair, Sustainable Development Foundation Yemen
    Caoimhe de Barra, CEO, Trócaire

  • The Role of Tech in Crisis Response - How to extend access to tech to include forgotten crises

    Jacek Siadkowski, CEO and Co-founder, Tech To The Rescue
    Sandra Topić, Environmental Equity Business Developer, AWS Social Responsibility & Impact
    Santiago Mendez Galvis, EMEA Head of Philanthropy, Lenovo Foundation
    Caroline Masboungi, Child Protection Specialist, GBViE Innovations and Service Delivery, UNICEF
    Alison Court, Chief Transformation Officer, Oxfam

  • Shaping climate action in forgotten crisis - Humanitarian supply chain policy to practice

    Simon Missiri, Director Global Humanitarian Services and Supply Chain, IFRC
    Thomas Thompson, Chief, Strategic Engagement, Supply Chain Division, UN World Food Programme
    Bruno Jochum, Founder, Climate Action Accelerator
    Susan Hodgson, Director of Humanitarian Supply Chain, Save the Children International
    Jonas Stumpf, Director, Global Programmes, Help Logistics


Development2030 Sessions

Sessions - On-Demand - Dev2030

  • Keynote - We are all in this together: The joint efforts needed in order to reach the UN-SDGs in 2030

    Marie Gad, Deputy Director of Global Development and Sustainability, Confederation of Danish Industry

  • Evolving climate finance – How can we ensure climate finance reaches fragile markets?

    Simon Meldrum, Innovative Finance, Private Sector & Innovation Unit, IFRC
    Philip Hardwick, CEO, HCBL
    Nathalie Olijslager, Director Stabilization and Humanitarian Assistance, Netherlands Ministry Foreign Affairs
    Albashir Ibrahim, Executive Director, NEXUS Consortium, Somalia

  • The light in the Biodiversity tunnel – Did the ‘Global Biodiversity Framework’ pave the road to success or are we trying to drive without a functional engine?

    Baomiavotse Vahinala Raharinirina, Special Advisor to the President, Government of the Madagascar
    Anne Valto, Senior Development Impact Advisor, Finnfund
    Thomas Thompson, Chief, Strategic Engagement, Supply Chain Division, UN World Food Programme
    (Moderator) Victoria Romero, Biodiversity Policy Officer, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
    Marie Gad, Deputy Director of Global Development and Sustainability, Confederation of Danish Industry

  • Levelling the playing field – how can we turn the tide on eradicating extreme poverty?

    Nathalie Laidler Kylander, President and CEO, Trickle Up
    Stephan Maurer, Representative in Geneva, Danish Refugee Council
    Sadna Samaranayake, Chief Strategy Officer, BRAC
    Theresa Stienen, Policy Manager, J-PAL Europe

  • The water crisis and climate change – Transitioning beyond technical solutions to a holistic system-of-systems approach

    Heather Marshall, Technical Principal – Water and Infrastructure Systems Advisory, Mott MacDonald
    Jyoti Banerjee, Co-founder, North Star Transition
    Partha Hefaz Shaikh, Director of Policy, Programmes and Advocacy, WaterAid Bangladesh
    Andrew Roby, Senior Water Security Adviser, FCDO
    James Dalton, Head - Water and Land Management Team, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Mobilising private capital for the SDGs – myth or reality?

    Gary Forster, CEO, Publish What You Fund
    Thomas Venon, Executive Director, Centre for Development Finance Studies
    Maria Jose Romero, Development finance expert, EuroDAD
    Chris Walker, Deputy Vice President of the Office of Development Policy, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
    Emre Karabekirogullari, Director of Investments, Sarona Asset Management

  • COP28 - How do we close the gap between the world’s expectations and today’s reality?

    Steve Varley, EY Global Senior Advisor on COP28, and former Global Vice Chair of Sustainability, EY
    Philip Valahu, CEO, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
    Baomiavotse Vahinala Raharinirina, Special Advisor to the President, Government of the Madagascar
    Alexis Gazzo, Partner, Sustainability, EY
    Marc Pfitzer, Chief Commercial Strategy, Tree Global

  • How can we boost cross-sector engagement for crisis-resilient health systems?

    Omer Saka, Partner, Life Sciences and Public Health, EY
    Charles Bark, CEO, HiNounou
    Alistair McGuire, Head of Dept of Health Policy, London School of Economics
    Kalipso Chalkidou, Head of Health Finance, The Global Fund

  • The evolving role of the private sector – How can the private sector deliver a more meaningful development and crisis response?

    Peter Harrington, Associate Director, Arup
    Sabine Heide, Global Key Account Manager, Danoffice IT
    Lorena Muñoz Carmona, Sustainability and Partnership Manager, BRIGHT Products
    Ole Lyngshede Lund, Global Head of Aid & Relief, Scan Global Logistics
    Marte Bratlie, Founder, RemovAid

  • Partnership for the long-run – How can we give our partnerships a ‘catalyst effect’ to generate long-term meaningful impact?

    Lionel Bodin, Europe Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships
    Sayyeda Salam, Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy and Director of Gulf Partnerships, Save the Children UK
    Samuel P. S. Williams, Private Sector Partnerships Lead, Christian Aid
    Moz Siddiqui, Director of Partnerships, WHO Foundation

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  • Solving the Global Learning Crisis - Why hundreds of millions of children globally still cannot read and what needs to be done about it

    Tomas Kessl, Head of Partnerships & Business Development, EIDU
    Corina Gardner, CEO, IDP Foundation
    Atish Gonsalves, Global Education Research & Innovation Lead, International Rescue Committee
    Kate Radford, Country Lead for Ghana, EdTech Hub
    John Soleanicov, Co-Lead of the Learning Schools Portfolio, Jacobs Foundation