THE 15th DUBAI INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION, 5-7 MARCH 2018.

THEME:  “THE SUSTAINABILITY OF EMERGENCY AID; THE INTENSIFYING SEARCH FOR THE APPROPRIATE STRATEGIES, METHODOLOGIES AND RESOURCES TO MEET THE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES IN THE YEARS AHEAD.”                                                                                                                       

  MONDAY, 5 MARCH   –  DAY 1

 

09:30

Gathering of VIPs, Speakers, Sponsors, Media Representatives, International Scientific Advisory Board (DISAB) Members and Organizers in the “Dubai Majlis” of the Convention Centre;

 

10.00 – 11.00  

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE;

  • H.H./H.R.H. (To Be Announced Closer To Date)
  • H.E. DR. HAMDAN MUSALLAM AL MAZROUIE, SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF H.H. SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN  ZAYED AL NAHYAN, PRESIDENT, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES RED CRESCENT AUTHORITY; (To Be Confirmed)
  • H.E. MR. IBRAHIM BUMELHA, HUMANITARIAN ADVISOR OF H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, CHAIRMAN, DIHAD HIGHER COMMITTEE AND PRESIDENT, DISAB;
  • H.E. MR. PIERRE KRAEHENBUHL, COMMISSIONER-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA);

 

11:00 – 12:00 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION;

 

12:00 – 13:30 

LUNCHEON

 

13.30 – 14.30 

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL:  “Doing (Even) Better With The Resources In Hand.”

  • MODERATOR: H.E. AMB. HESHAM YOUSSEF, ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, ORGANISATION  OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION;
  • H.E. MR MOHAMED BEAVOGUI, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, AFRICAN RISK CAPACITY, JOHANNESBURG;
  • H.E. AMB. LAURA THOMPSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM);
  • H.E. MS URSULA MUELLER, UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND DEPUTY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR, OCHA; 

 

14.30 – 16.00 

SESSION 1

PANEL: Humanitarian Assistance Needs In Protracted Emergencies; How/When Do We Meet These Best?

  • CHAIR: MR. PANOS MOUMTZIS, REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR THE SYRIA CRISIS
  • DR. RICHARD BRENNAN, DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION;
  • DR. SHEBA CROCKER, VICE-PRESIDENT, HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMMES AND POLICY, CARE USA;
  • DR. HUGO SLIM, HEAD OF POLICY AND HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC), GENEVA;

 

16.00 – 16.30  

NETWORKING BREAK 

 

16.30 – 18.00 

SESSION 2

PANEL: Emergency Aid; The Needed Resources (Availability, Predictability, Prioritization);

  • MR. TOBY LANZER, ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL, DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND RESIDENT COORDINATOR, UNITED NATIONS AFGHANISTAN – CHAIR;
  • DR. RANDOLPH KENT, DIRECTOR, THE FUTURES PROJECT, ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES, LONDON;
  • MS. JUDITH RANDEL, STRATEGIC ADVISOR, DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, BRISTOL, UK;JEAN-
  • MR. JEAN-LOUIS DE BROUWER, DIRECTOR, EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE-EAST, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL ECHO;                                                                                          

 

TUESDAY, 6 MARCH  –  DAY 2

 

09.00 – 10.30 

SESSION 3

               PANEL: Emergency Aid; Innovative Methodologies & Enhanced Resilience.

  • CHAIR; MR. CLAUS SORENSEN, SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE GOVERNMENT OF DENMARK ON RESILIENCE, HUMANITARIAN AID AND CRISIS RESONSE (EPSC) – CHAIR;
  • MS. ANNINA MATTSSON, ACTING DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, “DUBAI CARES”, DUBAI;
  • MR. JESPER LUND, CHIEF, EMERGENCY SERVICES BRANCH, OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, (OCHA);
  • MR. SHUKRI AHMED, DEPUTY STRATEGIC PROGRAMME LEADER – RESILIENCE; FAO, ROME;

 

10.30 – 11.00  

NETWORKING BREAK

 

11.00 – 11.15  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“The Humanitarian, Development & Peacekeeping Nexus”

  • H.E. MR. MOURAD WAHBA, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR AND DIRECTOR, REGIONAL BUREAU FOR ARAB STATES, UNDP HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK;

 

11.15 – 12.45 

SESSION 4

                PANEL: Emergency Aid; Development & Conflict Prevention.                            

  • CHAIR: MR. SAROJ KUMAR JHA, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST DEPARTMENT, THE WORLD BANK
  • MS. SABA AL MUBASLAT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, LONDON;
  • DR. EDITH FAVOREU, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, GENEVA CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION (CERAH);
  • MS. CHRISTINA BENNETT, HEAD, HUMANITARIAN POLICY GROUP, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, UK;

 

12.45 – 14.00

  LUNCHEON 

 

14.00 – 17.30 

SPECIAL SESSION

PANEL: The World Humanitarian Summit; The Outcomes.             

  • DR. MUKESH KAPILA, PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK (FORMER SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE WHS)- CHAIR;
  • DR. ABBAS GULLET, SECRETARY-GENERAL, KENYA RED CROSS SOCIETY, NAIROBI, KENYA;
  • MR. NICK VAN PRAAG, DIRECTOR, GROUND TRUTH SOLUTIONS, VIENNA, AUSTRIA;
  • MS. HARPINDER COLLACOTT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, BRISTOL, UK;
  • DR. JEFF CRISP, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, OXFORD, UK;
  • DR. LINA ABIRAFEH, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S STUDIES IN THE ARAB WORLD, LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, BEIRUT, LEBANON;
  • MR. ALEX JACOBS, DIRECTOR, CASH LEARNING PARTNERSHIP, OXFAM HOUSE, COWLEY, UK;
  • MR. MICHAEL MOSSELMANS, HEAD, HUMANITARIAN POLICY AND PRACTICE, CHRISTIAN AID, LONDON, UK;
  • MR. ROBERT TICKNER, CHAIR, BOARD OF CORE HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS ALLIANCE, GENEVA/LONDON;
  • MS. YASMINE SHERIF, DIRECTOR, “EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT” (A GLOBAL FUND FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES), NEW YORK;

 

  15.30 – 16.00

NETWORKING BREAK

 

19.30 – 22.00

                                                                       NETWORKING GALA                                                                    

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH  –  DAY 3

 

 09:00 – 09:15        

Special Presentation

                       “The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework”

  • MR. DANIEL ENDRES, DIRECTOR, COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSES, UNHCR;

 

09.15 – 10.45      

SESSION 5

                           PANEL: “Emergency Aid; The Use Of New Technologies.”

  • CHAIR: H.E. AMB . TOM FLETCHER, VISITING PROFESSOR, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI, UAE
  • MR. MOHAMED BEAVOGUI, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, AFRICAN RISK CAPACITY, JOHANNESBURG;
  • MR. CHRIS EARNEY, HEAD a.i., INNOVATION SERVICE, UNHCR;
  • MR. IVOR MORGAN, REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (MIDDLE EAST), MEDAIR;

 

10.45 – 11.15 

NETWORKING BREAK

 

 11.15 – 12.45   

 SESSION 6

                           PANEL: “Emergency Aid; Moral, Ethical & Political Considerations.”

  • MR. AMIN AWAD, DIRECTOR, MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA BUREAU; REGIONAL COORDINATOR (SYRIA SITUATION), UNHCR – CHAIR;
  •  H.E. DR. ELIAS ABU SAAB, VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI; FORMER MINISTER OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF LEBANON;
  • MS. FATIMA GAILANI, HEAD, COUNTRY CLUSTER SUPPORT FOR THE GCC, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (IFRC);
  • MS. NORA SHARABATI JOUMBLATT, CHAIR, KAYANI FOUNDATION AND CHAIR, ADVISORY BOARD, CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTRE OF LEBANON, BEIRUT;

 

12.45 – 14.00  

LUNCHEON

 

14.00 – 15.30    

Special Presentations

“Building The Capacity Of Local Aid Workers Through Technology-Based Learning”

  • MS. TINA BOLDING, DIRECTOR, DisasterReady.org;

“Planning From The Future For The Future..”

  • DR. RANDOLPH KENT, DIRECTOR, THE FUTURES PROJECT, ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY STUDIES, LONDON;

 “The IHC, New Directions.”

  • MR. GIUSEPPE SABA, CEO, INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CITY, DUBAI;

  “New Technologies In Conflict Medicine..”

  • DR. GHASSAN ABU SITTA, CO-DIRECTOR, CONFLICT MEDICINE PROGRAM, GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, AUB, BEIRUT;

 

15.30              

   CLOSING ADDRESS                  

  • H.E. MR. SERGIO PIAZZI, SECRETARY-GENERAL, PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN;

 

16.00                

CHAIRMAN’S  SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

  • H.E. AMB GERHARD PUTMAN-CRAMER, DIRECTOR, DIHAD  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD.

 

 

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