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About Future Humanitarian Technology & Equipment

The United Arab Emirates are established as a global leader in humanitarian aid donation. Humanitarian Technology & Equipment summit will support improvement in Return on Investment (ROI) and Social Return on Investment (SRE) to ensure that donation capital provides the maximum positive impact for those in need.

Humanitarian Technology & Equipment summit will provide a technology and equipment innovation focused cross industry platform to discuss how maximum return on humanitarian aid investment may be achieved through utilization of technology and equipment solutions.

This industry supporting two-day conference program will through discussion and analysis of high and low tech solutions address ways of promoting successful crisis management response practice, investment in technology network solutions, devices and equipment to deliver enhanced return on donation investment, improved transparency, accountability and evaluation of aid donations in order to deliver the maximum value to the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world.

This conference will bring together leadership and government departments responsible for humanitarian relief, donor organizations, international NGOs, specialists in aid provision for emergency situations, technology solution providers, consultants to network and discuss best practice, innovation and solutions to optimize the impact of aid and development donation.

The Humanitarian Technology & Equipment summit will feature Case Study presentations that will share lessons learned from deployment and application of humanitarian technologies, interactive panel discussions where ideas and application of technology may be discussed, an exhibition of technology and equipment solutions to source new solutions and networking breaks and sessions to extend your professional resource and knowledge base.

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The UAE is an international leader for aid donation:

  • Between 1971 and 2014, government and non-government organizations, charitable and humanitarian institutions in the UAE provided Dh173 billion in foreign aid to 178 countries across all geographical areas.
  • Dh129 billion (74 per cent) of this foreign aid emanated directly from government institutions; Dh30.5 billion from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund; Dh5.7 billion from Emirates Red Crescent and Dh2.9 billion from Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
  • Asia received Dh79.4 billion in foreign aid from the UAE during this period, followed by Africa at Dh75.4 billion.
  • Much of this aid is concentrated in 'government and civil society' sectors (Dh80.6 billion) followed by 'public programmes support' ( Dh22.5 billion).
  • Humanitarian and relief aid in emergency situations accounted for Dh7.7 billion. Projects associated with children, including health programmes, education and relief efforts, have received Dh2 billion over the past 44 years.


Top Reasons To Attend

  • Aligned with UAE leadership objectives
  • Interactive format
  • Support improvement in aid donation impact
  • Learn from international case study examples
  • Evaluate new technologies and equipment solutions
  • Benchmark current technology and equipment solutions
  • Experience devices and equipment solutions
  • Network with key officials and peers

2016 Advisory Board

Abdellah Aboulharjan

AVN Area Manager, Association la Voûte Nubienne

2016 Speakers

  • Kareem Elbayar

    Technology Partnerships Adviser - Office of the Director of Corporate Programmes
    UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

  • Jaishankar Natarajan

    Assistant VP - New Business Appliances Division

  • Abdellah Aboulharjan

    AVN Area Manager
    Association la Voûte Nubienne

  • Saeed Ismaily

    Senior Country Program Officer
    Dubai Cares

  • Jose Luis Alvarez

    Head of Technical Development
    Action Against Hunger UK (ACF-UK)

  • Misha Mittal

    Urban Planner
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • Nadine Haddad

    Senior P.M.E.R. Officer - MENA Region
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

  • Soha Ellaithy

    Senior Director Gulf
    Save The Children

  • Sadiq N Mohammed Al-Attar

    Head of Tracing Department & Organisation Development Department
    International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies MENA Zone

  • Martin Kristensson

    Head of Partnerships, Business & Solutions
    World Food Program

2016 Sponsors and Partners

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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.