09:15-09:30 | Conference Opening

Mohammed Tarik, Kenya Country Director, Al-Khair Foundation
Nicholas Rutherford, Managing Director, AidEx

09:30-10:00 | Keynote – Converging Crises – How Can Humanitarian and Development Actors Face the Emerging Challenges?

Rania Dagash, Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF

Rania Dagash-Kamara is the UNICEF Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa since November 2021. Ms Dagash-Kamara served as the Chief of Policy and Best Practices in the Department of Peace Operations (former Department of Peacekeeping), and as the Chief of Staff for the UN Office to the African Union and the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. She has also headed multiple offices including for the UN Somalia Assistance Mission in Somalia, OCHA and IOM. Rania brings more than 23 years of experience in the coordination of humanitarian emergencies and peace operations spanning Africa, Asia, the Middle East and UN Headquarters, New York.

10:00-11:00 | How can we increase the effectiveness of climate change/adaptations programming by breaking down silos?

Hajir Maalim, Regional Director, East Africa & Yemen, Norwegian Refugee Council

Caroline Gertsch, Kenya Country Director, Amani Institute

Jacqueline Kimeu, Energy and Climate Change Coordinator, WWF Kenya

Brian R. Ssebunya, Senior Director, Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit, International Rescue Committee

Nisha Krisnan, Director Climate Finance, WRI Africa

11:00-11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 | Responding to the effects of overlapping crises on displaced people – Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Nexus to effectively deliver aid in East Africa

Ahmed Idris, Ag Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross

Richard Crothers, Country Director for Somalia, International Rescue Committee

Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, Rwanda Director, Church World Service

Shaheen Nilofer, Kenya Representative, UNICEF

Hellen Okoth Owiti, Director of Programme Development and Quality (Kenya and Madagascar), Save the Children International

12:30-12:45 | Ethypharm: European Quality Medicines, Cost-Effective Solutions, and NGO Partnerships

Ruud Helwig, SVP Global Distribution & Licensing, Ethypharm

12:45-14:00 | Lunch
14:00-15:00 | Tackling the health and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19

Worknesh Mekonnen Gonet, Director of UNOPS multi-country office (ethiopia, sudan, south sudan, and djibouti) and representative of AU

Susan Nakhumicha, Cabinet Secretary, Minister of Health of Kenya

Rossella Monti, Senior Project Manager Of The EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response Program, UNOPS

Girum Hailu, Regional Coordinator, EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response, Intergovernmental Authority On Development (IGAD)

Mercy Juma, East Africa Correspondent, BBC News
15:00-15:30 | Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 | Understanding the psychological impact of beneficiaries during overlapping crises – The role of aid and development actors as a mediator

Jemimah Owade, Technical Specialist-Protection, IsraAid Kenya

Margaret Nguhi, Kenya Director, Humanity and Inclusion

Charlene Tafawa, Program Officer, RCK (Refugee Consortium Kenya)

Dorcas Khasowa, MHPSS Programme Manager, Kenya Red Cross

Fatima Gohar, ESAR Health Specialist, UNICEF

Sarah Tum, Program Coordinator, Relief Development and Protection, Church World Service

16:30-17:30 | Safeguarding, Safe Programming and Accountability

Jemal Ahmed, Head of Country Engagement and Transformation Africa, ActionAid
Richard Oneka, Humanitarian Support Personnel on Safeguarding, Oxfam South Sudan
Alaa Jouma, Safe Programming, International Rescue Committee
Ania Gaboune, Accountability Lead, Oxfam International
Phyllis Karanja, Regional Awards and Partnership Manager, Save the Children
17:00 – 19:00 | Drinks Reception


09:15-09:30 | Conference Opening

09:30-10:00 | Keynote – Supporting Sustainable Land Management and Investments towards resilience of ecosystems and local communities through Humanitarian, Developmental, Government and Private Investment Partnerships

Nyakan June Munyeki, Founder, Timeless Women of Wonder Foundation

A visionary who is driven by sustainable change and transformational impact, Nyakan naturally influences various stakeholders to collaborate with her to achieve desired goals. Her experience cuts across corporate, public sector & development regionally throughout Africa and Internationally. She has worked in multiple sectors including banking, media, manufacturing, power generation, health, airlines, logistics, social enterprises and development. Her strength is in managing complex projects / nearly failed projects, service delivery, innovation having been a lead consultant at senior levels to deploy financial services, business process modelling, technology for scalability, efficient and effective warehousing / logistics and transport.

10:00-11:00 | Bridging the gaps in multi-agency collaboration during crisis response – A case study from Zimbabwe

Viola Mundira, Communications, Public Relations and Outreach Associate, UNOPS Zimbabwe

Farai Hokonya, Deputy Director, Disaster Response, Relief and Coordination, Ministry of Local Government and Public Works – Department of Civil Protection

Lazarus Botoman Phiri, Senior Water and Sanitation Engineer, African Development Bank

Brian Nhlema, Project Coordinator, Food and Agricultural Organization

Tendayi Chimunhu, Provincial Irrigation Engineer – Manicaland Province, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development

Sheila Omom, Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist And Implementation Manager, UNOPS

11:00-11:30 | Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 | The Power Of Locally-Led Collaboration -How Hubs Are Meeting Overlapping And Complex Challenges

Michael Solis, Global Director – Partnership & Localization, Trócaire

Gloria Soma, Executive Director, Titi Foundation

John Ede, President & CEO, Ohaha Family Foundation

Aydrus Daar, Executive director, WASDA

12:30-12:45 | Transforming Grant Management and Impact Delivery: AGRA’s Digital Journey with Synergy

Josephine Njau, Associate M&E Officer, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Yana Hovhannisyan, Representative, Synergy Indicata

12:45-14:00 | Lunch

14:00-15:00 | Aid procurement system building to tackle future crises responses

Tikhwi Muyundo, Africa Representative, Humanitarian Logistics Association

Andrew Lamb, Chair, Internet of Production Alliance

15:00-16:00 | Government Single use plastics bans – The changes necessary to meet the growing legal frameworks in East Africa to reduce virgin and single use plastic and the impact it has had on humanitarian operations.

Katherine Ely, Project Manager, Environmental Sustainability in Humanitarian Logistics, WREC, Global Logistics Cluster & World Food Programme
Brian Sagala, Head of Marketing & Communications, TakaTaka Solutions

Kassim Were, Head of Trade Development, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)

Cyrille Siewe, Head of Kenya Country Programme, UNEP

Vincent Nyaibari, Regional Supply Chain Manager, Danish Refugee Council

16:00-16:30 | Positive Deviance in Malnutrition- A Case Study from South Sudan

Basilio Okello, Director of Programmes, ForAfrika South Sudan
Reggie Ann Jaji, Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor (Lead), ForAfrika South Sudan
Vimbanai Chakarisa, Programme Development & Partnerships Manager, ForAfrika South Sudan

16:30 | Conference Close