The Partnership Talk

This will take place at the Danish Pavilion 13.30-14.30 on the opening day of AidEx (November 17th).

The event will take the form of a panel debate with participants from the private and public sector as well as NGOs. The debate will be moderated by Camilla Brückner, Director of the UNDP Office in Brussels. Below find a small theme text, time and date and list of participants.

Paving the way for innovative partnerships and sustainable solutions: talk on sustainable procurement for humanitarian aid Innovative and sustainable solutions provides a greener alternative to humanitarian aid solutions and these are necessary to advance sustainable development. From the UN Sustainable Development Goals it is clear that partnerships and the private sector are instrumental in order to achieve the goals before 2030, but how do we foster new and inclusive partnerships and conductive framework conditions? And how can a greater focus on sustainability in procurement contribute to the green transition? Join the high level talk moderated by the UNDP in Brussels Director Ms. Camilla Brückner with the participation of:

· Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, Danish minister for Development Cooperation
· Deputy Head of Cabinet from the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
· Mr. Klaus Nørskov, Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Danish Red Cross
· Ms. Marie Gad, Director for Global Development and Sustainability in Confederation of Danish Industry
· Mr. Jonas Pilgaard, CEO of 4Life Solutions

Danish pavilion (B11) 13.30-14.30 November 17.

Jens Odgaard Olsson, LifeShelter:

Lifeshelter creates buildings. Small as well as large. Their main benefits are that they are great for people, they are environmentally friend and they are very cost effective.
Lifeshelter has delivered housing in humanitarian settings for almost a decade, and have over the last years developed a 'lease model'. The lease model is developed in a commercial setting, and in this presentation Lifeshelter explains how 'shelter as a service' in a humanitarian setting can improve livelihoods, lower carbon emissions and create long term positive economic impact.

Rikke Ishøy, Danish Red Cross: A partnership for change

In 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Danish Red Cross and Novo Nordisk formed a partnership to tackle the growing issue of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

NCDs affecting millions of people in humanitarian crises worldwide. A collective vision unites the partnership that all people affected by humanitarian crises should have access to the NCD care they need, no matter where they are.

80 million people have been forced to flee their homes and communities due to persecution, violence and human rights violations. As many as 95% of these displaced people live in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and more than half have been forcibly displaced for more than four years.
Moreover, NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).3 It is estimated that 25–35% of adults in LMICs have an NCD such as hypertension or diabetes.

NCDs tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors. These chronic conditions have common characteristics that can make affected people more vulnerable during an emergency.

Cooperation and Partnership Advisor Rikke Ishøy tells about the program and the benefits of the partnership.

Danish Red Cross: Sense of war – a virtual journey on The Danish Stand

Join the Danish Red Cross to the front line. Meet people whose lives have been affected by war and experience in virtual reality how the rules of war, the international humanitarian law, protect civilians in war zones. The virtual reality experience is filmed in eastern Ukraine, December 2020.

Trine Angeline Sig, Real Relief: Period Poverty and the SDGs

Menstruation is a normal and natural part of the reproductive system. On any given day, more than 300 million people are menstruating. MHH remains a neglected component that affects the life course of many women and girls worldwide. It is estimated that currently about 500 million women and girls globally face constraints in their needs to manage their menstruation well (Period Poverty), which is almost one fourth of the global female population of reproductive age.
Join Trine Angeline Sig, Real Relief, for a talk on how she and her team work to help eliminate Period Poverty.

Jonas Pilgaard, 4Life Solutions: Purifying Water Through Innovation

The lack of access to clean drinking water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources are some of the world’s biggest risks to public health — and some of the hardest to solve. 4Life Solutions is conducting a panel debate where we will discuss different options for delivering safe drinking water such as Solar Water Disinfection (Sodis) vs Chlorine and Centralized vs Point of Use. Come join the discussions with Jonas Pilgaard, CEO at 4Life Solutions, and hear more about the struggles and opportunities that follow when you are on a mission to disrupt an entire sector.