Interview with Joe Leitmann, The World Bank - Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit 2017 | 6-7 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.

Interview with Joe Leitmann, PhD, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The World Bank Joe Leitmann spoke to the Aid and International Development Forum at the 2017 Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit in Washington, D.C. about the World Bank’s recent initiatives and his perspectives on disaster response. The World Bank recently launched the Global Crisis Risk Management Platform, which brings together all disaster relief and development organizations to respond more effectively to crises in the developing world. The time between the disaster and the beginning of recovery is of the utmost importance to Mr. Leitmann as he believes the larger this gap, the harder it is to rebuild.

The 9th Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit gathered over 300 senior decision-makers from UN and government agencies, Red Cross, NGOs, military, donors, foundations, research institutes and the private sector companies involved in aid and development.

The Summit agenda expanded its scope beyond disaster relief and looked into emerging global challenges, innovations and opportunities in international aid and development sector.

The 70+ expert speaker panel shared valuable insights, lead thought provoking discussions and lively exchange of views on a range of vital topics including emergency procurement, data & ICT, humanitarian logistics, disaster response management, health resilience, emergency health & WASH, supply chain, partnerships and financing of aid programmes.

As an organisation, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) strives to be a catalyst of cross-sector collaboration and innovation by bringing together all stakeholders from government, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector at the various AIDF Summits.

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