Wednesday Webinars by DIHAD: An exclusive webinar series providing the best practices and up-to-date information to the Humanitarian Aid & Development community.
The Wednesdays Webinar by DIHAD, in partnership with Waterfalls Continuous Education, will have a panel of industry experts from our key exhibitors and partners, and is scheduled every third Wednesday of each month. All Webinars are FREE to attend.
October 20, 2021 | 16:00 – 17:00 (UAE time)
“How can new technologies and systems address Food Security”
Mr. Ahmed Al Shaibani, Head of Design Strategy & Innovation, Real Estate Development, Food Tech Valley, Wasl (Moderator)
Mr. Essa AbdulRahman Al Hashmi, Head of Food and Water Security Office, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, UAE
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Mohsen Al-Yafei, Associate Professor, Vice Dean and Chair of Department of Integrative Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, UAE University
Ms. Christina Porter, Business Development Manager, International Real Estate Partners (IREP) Farm
The session aims to discuss how new technologies and modern approaches accelerate food security – meeting of UN Agenda SDG2. The audience will learn about specific initiatives initiated by the industry, government, academia and corporates. Speakers will brainstorm and share ideas on other potential approaches for lowering the barriers in these efforts. The audience will be invited to share their ideas and ask questions.
December 15, 2021 | 16:00 – 17:00 (UAE time)
“USAID and the New Partnerships Initiative:
How the largest bi-lateral aid donor is reaching out to new partners”
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Mr. Sylvain Groulx, Head of Operations Cell, Médecins Sans Frontières, Spain (Moderator)
Mr. Sylvain has been working for MSF for 20 years, first as a field logistician and then Project Coordinator before working about a dozen years as a Head of Mission.
His work brought him to many diverse conflict zones over the years – DRC, CAR, North & South Sudan, Haiti, Liberia, Chad, Iraq, etc. Over the last 4 years, he has been the Operations Manager for MSF (Central Africa & Asia) for MSF-Spain.
Mr. Agustí López, Energy Technical Referent, Médecins Sans Frontières (Speaker)
Mr. Agustí is working for MSF Spain since 2003 in the field of logistics as Field Logistician, Logistics Coordinator and Emergency Logistics Coordinator. His work assignments have brought him into a variety of crisis contexts: Armed conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics in countries such India, Sri Lanka, Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Niger, and Nigeria. Currently working in MSF Spain headquarter in Barcelona as Energy, HVAC & Fleet Management advisor.