ARLINGTON, VA – Global development experts, including International Relief and Development Director of Relief
, will be discussing top strategiesfor fighting drought in the Horn of Africa at this year’s AnnualAid & InternationalDevelopment Forum(AIDF) in Washington, D.C. They will examine the link between emergency relief operations and longer-term resiliency programs, addressthe challenges faced in such large-scale relief operations, and consider lessonslearned from previous programs in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya and how thoselessons might be applied in West Africa as well.
Nations in the Horn of Africa recently emerged from the most severedrought in 60 years. While the most critical phase of the drought is over,there is a lasting need for long-term solutions to prevent future crises. IRDis working with several private sector partners to address long-term waterneeds through the construction of water storage facilities. IRD alsoprovides hygiene and sanitation training, an important program componentthat addresses cultural and behavioral activities that might compromise anew source of clean water.
Lessons from the Horn of Africa: Preventing Future Crisis
panelwill take place on
June 7 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Walter E.Washington Convention Center
in Washington, D.C.AIDF is the world’s leading forum for the humanitarian aid, relief, anddevelopment sectors. The forum encourages partnerships and the sharing of information among decision makers from the UN, government,intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the corporate sector.To schedule an interview with IRD’s Director of Relief Adam Koons or to learnmore about IRD’s activities in the Horn of Africa, contact Melissa Price firstname.lastname@example.org 571-366-1596.