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STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ROUNDTABLES: EXAMINING RELEVANT COURSES OF ACTION

On 22-23 September 2020, the World Humanitarian Forum will present highly-curated roundtables. While they initiate themed discussions around the sector, they also give the global audience the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and an outcome report will follow these roundtables as well as action points.

DAY 1 – Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Roundtable Stage – from 10 am to 5 pm (GMT-4)

10:00 – 11.00: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE: DATA AND AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Speakers:

  • Ms Alice Piterova, Managing Director, AI for Good
  • Ms Maren Eckhoff, Principal Data Scientist, QuantumBlack
  • Ms Jessica Fan, Principal Product Manager, QuantumBlack

11.15 - 12.15: INNOVATION

Speakers:

  • Ms Constance Agyeman, Head of international development and communities, Nesta Challenges
  • Mr Ben Kumpf, Head of Innovation, FCDO
  • Ms Kate Hart, Director of Programmes, ELRHA
  • Ms Therese Marie Uppstrom Pankratov, Head of the Humanitarian Innovation Programme, Innovation Norway
  • Mr Christopher Earney, Head Insights Team, UN Global Pulse
  • Mr Andrew Lamb, Innovation Lead – Global, Field Ready

12.30 - 13.30: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Speakers: 

  • Mr Muhammad Azhar Khan, Humanitarian Logistics/Supply Chain Expert, Oxfam
  • Mr Richard Sharp, CEO, RE:ACT Disaster Response
  • Ms Claire Barnhoob, CEO, Solvoz
  • Ms Campbell Bright, Global Supply Chain and Project Management Leader, United Nations - African Union Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
  • Ms Marie Houel, Head of Supply Department, Interagency Procurement Group, Solidarities International

14.00 – 15.00: IDME AND EMERGENCY SHOW ADVISORY PANEL MEETING

  • Dr Albrecht Beck, Managing Director, Prepared International
  • Mr David Wales, Founder, SharedAid Ltd
  • Mr Andrew Staniforth, Director of Innovation, Saher Europe
  • Mr Albrecht Broemme, Honorary President, THW

15.15 - 16.15: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Speakers:

  • Mr Rahmatullah Arman, CEO, Teach for Afghanistan
  • Mr Michael Collins, Executive Director, Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Professor Alberto Zucconi, Clinical Psychologist; President of the Person-Centred Approach Institute; Chairman of the Board, World Academy of Art & Science

DAY 2 – Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Roundtable Stage – from 10 am to 5 pm (GMT-4)

10.00 - 11.00: YOUTH: OUR FUTURE

Speakers:

  • Ms Safoora Biglari, Director, Community, One Young World
  • Mr Siddarth Satish, Young Ambassador, Ariel Foundation
  • Ms Sophie Daud, Chief Executive Officer, Future Leaders Network
  • Mr Mete Coban MBE, Executive Director, My Life My Say
  • Mr Joseph Watson, Youth Advisory Board, EY Foundation
  • Mr Franco Perez Diaz, Global Vice President of Business Development and External Relations, AISEC

11.15 - 12.15: MEDICAL & HEALTH

Speakers: 

  • Mr Sam Buchimo, International Board, Medicins Sans Frontieres
  • Dr Vikram Patel, Co-Lead, Global Mental Health, Harvard University
  • Ms Rebecca Herman, Special Advisor, Pathfinders International
  • Dr Sharon Abramowitz, Medical Anthropologist and Consultant, UNICEF
  • Dr William Hauptman, Medical Director Assistance, International SOS

12.30 - 13.30: THE ROADMAP TO COP26: A RACE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Speakers:

  • Dr Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development, UNESCAP
  • Mr Serve Stroobants, Director for Europe and MENA Regions, Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Mr Charles Ogilvie, Director of Strategy – COP 26, Cabinet Office
  • Professor Lisa Goddard, Director and Senior Research Scientist, Earth Institute, Columbia University

14.00 - 15.00: FINANCING AND FUNDING

Speakers:

  • Mr Bilal Khanzada, Head of Cash Transfer Programme Operations, Save the Children International
  • Mr Tom Adlam, Team Leader, Palladium
  • Ms Jessica Stanford, Country Director for the Philippines, Build Change
  • Ms Ramya Gopalan, Global Innovation Coordinator and Alternative Financing Lead, IFRC

15.15-16.15: TECH FOR GOOD

Speakers:

  • Ms Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead, PwC UK
  • Ms Alice Piterova, Managing Director, AI 4 Good
  • Ms Raluca Crisan, Co-Founder, Etiq.AI
  • Mr Noll Tufani, Chief Operations Officer, Build Change

 

 

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