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USAID Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit
31 March 2016

USAID Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit

The Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit will bring together around 100 entrepreneurs, innovators, development organizations, technology providers, donors, and governments in Bangkok on May 10-11 for two days of sharing, learning, and action. This Summit aims to catalyze a dialogue focused on harnessing the power of digital data...

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Software to speed up repatriation of trafficked children in South Asia
22 March 2016

Software to speed up repatriation of trafficked children in South Asia

According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), South Asia is the fastest-growing and second-largest region for human trafficking in the world, after East Asia. A new technologically enabled system with an aim to speed up repatriation of rescued victims of human trafficking, has been launched and...

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UNISDR & WHO appeal for greater focus on health in disaster management
22 March 2016

UNISDR & WHO appeal for greater focus on health in disaster management

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Health Organization issued a joint appeal for national disaster management agencies to develop their preparedness and response capacities to include health emergencies alongside earthquakes, floods and storms as a top priority. The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk...

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Impact of Natural Disasters and Outlook for 2016
26 February 2016

Impact of Natural Disasters and Outlook for 2016

Nepal earthquake that happened in April 2015 has killed approximately 9,000 people. A recent study by Jeff Kargel, the scientist at the University of Arizona, has revealed that the destruction could be “far worse”. The study was published in January issue of the Science, a magazine by American Association for...

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Delivering aid and improving resilience through technological innovations in Asia Pacific
12 June 2015

Delivering aid and improving resilience through technological innovations in Asia Pacific

Over 300 representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies are gathering on 16-18 June at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok for AIDF’s annual Asia Summit. The event focuses on how technological innovation and best practice can contribute to achieving development goals in the region,...

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[Infographic] How PPPs between telecommunications and humanitarian agencies can save lives
19 March 2015

[Infographic] How PPPs between telecommunications and humanitarian agencies can save lives

In preparation for their upcoming AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit, the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a Mobile for Development infographic, visualising the growing ubiquity of the mobile phone in the developing world, its uses in disaster relief and resilience and highlighting partnerships between humanitarian agencies...

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AIDF Name Top 100 Twitter Accounts in Humanitarian Aid & Development
03 March 2015

AIDF Name Top 100 Twitter Accounts in Humanitarian Aid & Development

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released their ‘Top 100 Accounts to Follow on Twitter in 2015’. AIDF is the world leading independent forum specialising in disaster management and relief, mobile for development, food security; and the list includes the most active and followed accounts in humanitarian aid...

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AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit 2015 Dates Announced
13 January 2015

AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit 2015 Dates Announced

Following four successful AIDF events in Asia, the Aid & International Development Forum is pleased to announce the AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit 2015 to take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on the 16-18 June 2015. This summit looks at how technological innovations and best...

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