In the lead up to the launch of Development2030 we will be running webinar sessions:


The State of Aid and Development in Yemen

Whilst it is understandable that Ukraine is still in the media spotlight, some of the other conflicts are not getting the recognition they deserve. This webinar co-hosted with Amani Institute on 25th of August at 2PM (BST) / 4PM (AST) / 9AM (EST), is designed to shine a light on what is happening on the ground in Yemen. The UN estimated that 24.1 million people in 2021 were “at risk” of hunger and disease, and roughly 14 million were in acute need of assistance. With the situation escalating from the previous measurements, this session will dissect the challenges aid organisations are facing on the ground, what is working and not working in the way we approach aid and development in the country and more importantly what can be done to address the needs of the local population.


Erin Hutchinson
Yemen Country Director
Norwegian Refugee Council
Maya Ameratunga
Yemen Representative
Scott Paul
Senior Manager, Humanitarian Policy
Oxfam America
Jared Rowell
Yemen Country Director
International Rescue Committee
Maylis Bezuidenhoudt
Global Communications Manager
Amani Institute
USAID Funding Seminar – How to enter and grow in the USAID market
USAID distributed more than $20 billion last fiscal year. We will share USAID partnering best practices AidKonekt’s team has learned through nearly a decade of supporting USAID partnering growth strategies. Learn how to start building your organization’s USAID market strategy, and best practices for growing your work with USAID. This virtual seminar co-created with AidKonekt will take place on 19th July at 4PM (BST) / 5PM (CEST).

Mike Shanley
AidKonekt Data


Mike Shanley is the CEO of AidKonekt Data (www.aidkonekt.com/usaid-biz-dev),a data platform for USAID partners that streamlines pipeline monitoring and market research. He has nearly 20 years of experience supporting clients to win and manage USAID funding. His clients include both new and established USAID partners, and have ranged from large contractors and NGOs to universities and multi-national corporations.


Resilient model for impact in a complex world

The world is changing and so are the problems we have. But is the same true for the approaches we use to find solutions and to have an impact? Where are the biggest gaps, what are opportunities and who is modelling great work? What are the tools and the frameworks to address overlapping and interconnected challenges? In this webinar co-created with Amani Institute on 5th May 3PM (CEST) / 9AM (EDT), a panel of global experts will explore how we can maximise impact and the enabling tools and frameworks that exists. Don’t miss this webinar and register here.
Stephanie Haase
Global Program Manager
Amani Institute
Tena Pick
Gender/ Development Expert and 
Project Kal
Lisa Corcoran
Partner and In-House Counsel
For Impact
Federico Naccarato Sartori
Head of Innovation
UN World Food Programme

Working together to build a disaster relief hub – Effective partnerships in building resilient communities


On June 1 2020, the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Amazon announced the opening of its first Disaster Relief Hub in Atlanta for faster response to regions frequently impacted by natural disasters, particularly in the south-eastern U.S., Caribbean region, and Central America. Through the Disaster Relief Hub initiative, Amazon is donating logistics services, fulfillment center space, and over 500,000 relief items to support the global humanitarian efforts of community partners including American Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, and World Central Kitchen, among others.

When a natural disaster hits, emergency teams quickly assess what supplies they have, procure items they need, and then consolidate, pack, and ship supplies into disaster zones. The process can take multiple days. To quicken that crucial timeframe, Amazon analyzed its data across four years of disaster support and formed a pre-positioning strategy. The strategy is tailored to the most common relief supplies needed by our community partners to do their lifesaving work. This session will cover some of the key elements that led to building the Disaster Relief Hub initiative and tips for effective community partnership

Session Speaker:

Abe Diaz
Principal Technical Product Manager
Amazon Disaster Relief
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Achieving the UN SDGs, how has the pandemic impacted our progress

Achieving the SDGs in the face of reduced funding has become a challenge that requires collective action in both policy making and implementation. The global labour market has experienced massive unemployment, and growing inequities, that have resulted in the slowing of economic growth across the world. In this webinar, we approached this topic from a global perspective, and discuss how the pandemic has impacted our progress in achieving UNSDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth), UNSDG9 (Infrastructure & Innovation) and UNSDG10 (Reducing Inequalities) and discuss some approaches to finding solutions.


Dr. Rehnuma Karim, PhD
Founder & CEO
Heroes for all, New York
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Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, PhD
Country Economist
UNDP, Bangladesh
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Omar Farook
Regional Policy Specialist – Forecast Based Action
& Climate Services
World Food Programme
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Asif Ibrahim
Executive Council member, UNESCAP
Chairman, ESBN Taskforce on Disaster & Climate Risk Reduction
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