AIDF Asia Summit 2016 United Nations

United Nations Conference Center (UNCC)
Rajdamnern Nok Ave.
Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
June 21st-22nd, 2016

The Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid and development work in Asia-Pacific.

Gathering all key stakeholder groups including UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for trans-disciplinary discussions and cross-sector networking.

The Aid & Development Asia Summit agenda will focus on building resilience to disasters and climate change, enabling quicker, safer and better emergency response, and ensuring more effective aid delivery and community engagement.

Join 250+ senior executives and advisors from Asian governments, UN agencies, development banks, NGOs, military & defence and civil society organisations and the private sector to:

Find out about the latest trends in resilience and relief management.
Discover new innovations and practical solutions, especially around mobile devices.
Compare your approaches with peers and benefit from first-hand insight from leading solution providers .
Build long lasting partnerships and more effective collaborations.
During this two-day Summit you will discover new business opportunities, exchange ideas and influence the global debate on improving disaster relief and resilience.

In particular the AIDF Asia Summit 2016 will discuss:
Overview of current health threats in Asia
Update on regional health programmes Malaria, TB, HIV, dengue fever
Disease prevention and control: vaccinations, testing, monitoring
Strengthening health programmes through the use of mobile technologies
Evidence informed policy: ensuring health (and nutrition) promotion reflects the latest science

Ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation
Discussing water quality and safety
Examining solutions for water treatment
Wastewater management in rural areas and resource recovery
Best practice for improving hygiene awareness and education

Discussing the impact of mobile devices on development work
Utilising mobile technology to better reach and engage communities
Mobile internet: applications, challenges and potential
Health innovations in Asia
Learning for distant education and capacity Building community engagement and social media projects

Addressing challenges of last mile logistics: how access has changed in some regions
Best practice for shipping supplies into areas of reduced infrastructure and difficult borders
Restoring access to devastated areas
End-to-end visibility: discussing benefits and costs of traceability
Ensuring agile operations and reducing programme waste
Lessons learned from recent operations
How to improve supplier relationship management and long term partnerships

Applying mobile money as tool in humanitarian and development programmes
Managing the transition towards digital payments and choosing the right partner
Comparing different models: credit card, e-voucher, mobile cash transfer
Addressing security concerns and acceptance
Currency risk management

Improving communication with communities (CwC): how can communications with communities become more agile, localized and connected?
The importance of social networks and data exchange
Exchanging best practice and experience of social media projects

Please email us a soft copy of your passport size photo in order to issue a photo badge for you, as per the UNCC requirement.

– Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the Summit?

– What are my transport/parking options getting to the Summit?
There is paid car park available at UNCC, Bangkok.

– Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the Summit?
Yes, please bring the registration confirmation with you.

-The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, registration/ticket name needs to match the attendee name. Only registered and approved prior to the Summit attendees are allowed to enter the UN compound.

– Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes; to transfer your ticket please e-mail to

– How can I update my registration information?
– Who should I contact if I have additional questions.
Yes; about registration or update your registration information, Please contact Edyta Nowakowska, Senior Operations Manager, email at:

– What is the refund policy?
Cancellation by delegate: should you be unable to attend the Summit you may nominate a substitute to attend in your place. You must contact us in advance of the Summit to substitute as on-the-day changes will not be accepted. If you do not wish to nominate a substitute we will give you a refund less a 20% handling charge for all cancellations received in writing (e.g. email) 30 days before the Summit date. After this date no refunds will be given.We do not accept verbal cancellations.

Cancellation by us: if we are obliged to cancel the Summit for any reason we will fully refund the delegate fees already paid. If we are obliged to postpone a conference we will offer the registered attendees the opportunity to rebook for the new Summit date at the same rate or we will cancel the attendance and fully refund the delegate fees already paid. We are not liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by you or your company if a conference is cancelled or postponed.

– What is included in the Summit fee?
The ticket covers the whole day of the Summit and includes participating at all conference sessions, workshops, networking sessions, lunch and refreshments.

– Is travel and accommodation included in the ticket price?
Please note: the Summit fee does not include travel and accommodation. Please refer to our website for travel indications and partner hotels.

– What is the maximum number of delegates per organisation?
In order to ensure maximum networking opportunities and a well-balanced audience a maximum of 3 delegates from each participating organisation is allowed.

– Visa invitation letter
It is the delegate’s responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for Thailand and apply for an appropriate visa, if necessary. Delegates should ensure that they apply for their visa, if required, in good time before travelling to Thailand.

Only registered and approved by organisers attendees / speakers / partners will be eligible to obtain the invitation letter for a visa application from AIDF. Please contact Edyta Nowakowska at to request it.

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– Filming and Photography
All unauthorised photography and the recording of transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information are expressly prohibited. You consent to filming and sound recording and photography of the summit as a delegate and you consent to the use by AIDF to any such recording or photography anywhere in the world for promotional, marketing and other purposes.