Forum Schedule


Forum Schedule


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DAY ONE (26 February 2018)
08:00 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, New York
09:10 – 09:20 Remarks by H.E. Rashid Khalikov United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia
First High-Level Panel Discussion: Humanitarian Assistance
09:20 – 10:15 King Faisal Conference Hall
HIGH-LEVEL Panel Discussion, the panel will include the following speakers:


• H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor - Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief
• H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Shamsi - Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, United Arab Emirates
• Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP - Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
• H.E. Manuel Bessler - Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid and Deputy Director General of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
• H.E. Pierre Krähenbühl – Commissioner General, UNRWA
• Dr. Sara Pantuliano - Managing Director of ODI (Overseas Development Institute)
10:20 – 11:15
SIDE-EVENTS of the First Panel Discussion
• Bridging the Humanitarian Assistance & Development Nexus
Hall (GH)

Organized by: START Network
• Policy Development in an Everchanging Operational Context of Global Displacement
Hall (C)

Organized by: UNHCR
• Improving Humanitarian Response through Academic Research (1)
(From 10:15 – 12:15)
Hall (1)

Organized by: Scientific Committee
11:20 – 12:00 “One-On-One”, a conversation with key influencer on Humanitarian Assistance;
King Faisal Conference Hall

Speaker: H.E. Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov - Head of the International Cooperation Department - The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters - EMERCOM
12:00 – 12:45 Dhuhur Prayer and Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 OFFICIAL OPENING UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO MOSQUES, KING SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD
13:45 - 14:00 Conference Briefing
Second High-Level Panel Discussion Humanitarian Financing and Capacities
14:00 – 15:00 King Faisal Conference Hall
HIGH-LEVEL Panel Discussion, the panel will include the following speakers:
• H.E. José Graziano da Silva – Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
• H.E. Ambassador William Lacy Swing – Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
• H.E. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi – Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, New York
• H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin – Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank Group
• Dr. Kerem Kinik – President, Turkish Red Crescent & Vice President, IFRC
• H.E. Jean-Louis de Brouwer – Director of Europe, Eastern Neighbourhood and Middle East, DG ECHO
15:00 – 15:30 Tea-Coffee break & Asr prayer
15:30 – 16:30
SIDE-EVENTS of the Second Panel Discussion
• Humanitarian Funding gaps, challenges, responsibilities, & opportunities
Hall (C)

Organized by: OCHA
• Role of Non-traditional Donors and Regional Organizations
Hall (GH)

Organized by: IGAD
• Improving Humanitarian Response through Academic Research (2)
(From 15:30 – 17:30)
Hall (1)

Organized by: Scientific Committee
• Media coverage in Humanitarian field - Challenges and opportunities
Hall (3)

Organized by: MCI
16:40 - 17: 30 “One-On-One”, a conversation with key influencer on Humanitarian Financing and Capacities;
King Faisal Conference Hall

Speaker: Hon. Undersecretary of State, Vincenzo Amendola (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)
17:40 – 17:55 Conclusion & Wrap-up of First Day
END OF DAY ONE

DAY TWO (27 February 2018)
Third High-Level Panel Discussion Innovation & Reform in the Humanitarian Sector
09:00 – 10:00 King Faisal Conference Hall
HIGH-LEVEL Panel Discussion, the panel will include the following speakers:

• Counselor Thomas Staal - USAID
• H.E. Nicola Latorre - President of the Defense Committee of the Italian Senate
• Dr. Peter Salama – Deputy Director-General for Emergencies Preparedness and Response, WHO
• Prof. Ky Luu – Chief Operating Officer, International Medical Corps (IMC) and Executive Director, Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience, George Washington University
• Mr. Simon O’Connell – Executive Director, Mercy Corps
• Dr. Mukesh Kapila - Professor of Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester
10:05 – 11:00
SIDE-EVENTS of the Third Panel Discussion
• Reform of the humanitarian system, World Humanitarian Summit outcomes, and a Stock-taking Exercise
Hall (C)

Organized by: Mercy Corps
• Innovation and Technology in the Humanitarian Sphere
Hall (GH)

Organized by: WFP
• Improving Humanitarian Response through Academic Research (3 & 4) Session 3: (From 9:45 – 11:45)
Session 4: (From 14:00 – 16:30)
Hall (1)

Organized by: Scientific Committee
11:05 – 11:55
“One-On-One”, a conversation with key influencer on Humanitarian Innovation & Reform;
King Faisal Conference Hall

Speaker: H.E. Jan Egeland - Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
11:55 – 13:00 Dhuhur Prayer and Lunch
Fourth High-Level Panel Discussion Localizing of Aid
13:00 – 14:00 King Faisal Conference Hall
HIGH-LEVEL Panel Discussion, the panel will include the following speakers:

• H.E. Elhadj As Sy - IFRC Secretary General
• H.E. Ambassador Mahboub Maalim - Executive Secretary of IGAD
• Dr. Saleh Al Sohaibani - Secretary-General of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO)
• Mr. Gilles Carbonnier - Vice President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
• H.E. Panos Moumtzis – Assistant Secretary General- UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis
14:15 – 15:15
SIDE-EVENTS of the Fourth Panel Discussion
• Local organizations, Capacity Building, and Empowerment
Hall (GH)

Moderated by: IOM
• Capacity of Host Countries & Communities
Hall (C)

Moderated by: Turkish Red Crescent
• Building Local Community Disaster and Fragility Resilience
Hall (3)

Moderated by: IMC
15:30 – 16:00 Conclusion & Wrap-up of the FORUM

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