DIHAD 2017
Conference Program - 2017
10:00 - 11:00OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE (Opening Statements)
Speaker: H.E. Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save The Children International, Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Speaker: H.E. Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouie, Chairman of the board of Directors, Speaking on Behalf of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi in the Western Region and President, Emirates Red Crescent
Speaker: H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Bumelha, Humanitarian Advisor Of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, DIHAD Higher Committee And President, DISAB
H.R.H Prince Turki Bin Abdullah Al Saud, Chief Executive Officer of the King Abdullah Foundation and Former Governor of Riyadh
11:00 - 12:00OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION (Ribbon Cutting & Exhibition Tour)
13:30 - 14:30HIGH LEVEL PANEL : “How To Better Address The Often-Time Irreparable Damage Caused To Children In Conflict Situations...”
Moderator: Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
Speaker: H.E. Mr. Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner For Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Speaker: H.E. Mr. Pierre Kraehenbuhl, Commissioner-General United Nations Relief And Works Agency For Palestine Refugees In The Near East (UNRWA)
Speaker: Mr. Volker Turk, Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
14:30 - 16:00SESSION 1: Children and conflict (part 1: the impact and consequences)
Chairperson: Mr. Toby Lanzer, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
Speaker: Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, Nairobi, Kenya
Speaker: Ms. Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director Nonviolent Peaceforce
Speaker: Laurent De Boeck, Director - Chief of Mission, IOM
16:00 - 16:30Coffee/ Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00Session 2: Children and conflict (part 2: refugees and IDPs..)
Chairperson: Mr. Amin Awad, Director, Middle East & North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, UNHCR
Speaker: Mr. Albrecht Broemme, President Federal Agency For Technical Relief (THW) And Special Envoy of the German Government for the Implementation of the European Commission’s Agreement With Turkey on Migration
Speaker: H.E. Mr. Fahad Abdelrahman bin Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General For International Aid UAE Red Crescent Authority
Speaker: Mr. Richard Pichler, Special Representative for External Affairs and Resources, SOS Children's Villages International

9:00 - 9:15Keynote Address - “The resilient future”
Speaker: H.E. Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
09:15 - 10:45Session 3: Children; the importance of having “the essentials” right from the start and in an un-interrupted manner..
Chairperson: Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
Speaker: Ms. Lakshmi Sundaram, Executive Director “Girls Not Brides” London;
Speaker: Ms. Elizabeth Cossor, Child Protection Coordinator UNICEF Ethiopia
Speaker: Mr. Jeremie Delage, Vice President of the King Abdullah Foundation
10:45 - 11:15Coffee/Tea
11:15 - 12:45Session 4: Children; the importance of having “the essentials” right from the start and in an un-interrupted
Chairperson: Mr. Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes
Speaker: Mr. James Kofi Annan, Chair of the Board of Family for Every Child
Speaker: Mr. Essa Ali Al Mannai, Executive Director “Reach Out To Asia (ROTA)” Qatar
Speaker: H.E. Amb. Atta El Manan Bakheet El-Haj, Deputy Secretary-General, Islamic Appeal For Relief and Development, Sudan
12:45 - 14:00Luncheon
14:00 - 15:30Session 5: Children; abuse and exploitation..
Chairperson: Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Chief of Staff, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Speaker: Dr. Shelly Whitman, Executive Director Child Soldiers Initiative Dalhousie University Halifax Canada
Speaker: Dr. Caroline Clarinval, Regional Adviser Emergency Response And Operations World Health Organisation Cairo
Speaker: Mr. Rolf Carriere, Founder, Global Initiative for Stress and Trauma Treatment (GIST-T)
15:30 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:15Coffee/Tea
16:15 - 17:45Session 6: “Breaking the spiral of violence..”
Chairperson: Mrs. Fatima Gailani, IFRC, Head of the Country Cluster Support for the GCC
Speaker: Ms. Lama Srour, Vice-Chair IFRC Youth Commission
Speaker: Ms. Sabine Rakotomalala, Senior Technical Adviser Global Partnership To End Violence Against Children
Speaker: Mr. Jean Ayoub, CEO, International Social Service

09:00 - 09:15Short Film - Salam Ya Seghar (The Big Hearts Foundation)
09:15 - 10:45Special Session: “Children and hunger”
Chairperson: Mr. Claus Sorensen, Special Representative on Humanitarian and Development Affairs, Danish EU Representation
Speaker: Mr. David Kaatrud, Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, World Food Programme, Bangkok
Speaker: Ms. Brave Ndisale, Director a.i., Social Policies And Rural Institutions Division Food And Agriculture Organization Rome
Speaker: Mr. Saul Guerrero, Director of International Nutrition Initiatives,Action Against Hunger, USA
10:45 - 11:15Coffee/Tea
11:15 - 12:45Special Session: “Education in emergencies”
Chairperson: H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO Dubai Cares
Speaker: Mr. Justin Van Fleet, Chief of Staff, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education
Speaker: Mr. Dean Brooks, Director, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Speaker: Mr. Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes
12:45 - 14:00Luncheon
14:00 - 14:15The Global Prioritisation Exercise; Including Priorities for Children in the Creation of a New Global Framework for Research and Innovation Investments
Speaker: Ms. Jessica Camburn, Director ELRHA

14:15 - 14:30Special Presentations : Caring for children in need in Dubai..
Speaker: H.E. Ms. Afra Rashid Al Basti, Member of the Federal National Council and the Director General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children
14:30 - 14:45Empowering students in the UAE..
Speaker: Colonel Expert Dr. Ibrahim M.J. Al Dabal, General Coordinator Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme; UAE
14:45 - 15:00The year of giving; volunteering for the nation’s children
Speaker: Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, General Manager, Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Departments, Dubai
15:00 - 15:15Education in Crisis Situations: Innovative Ways to Help
Speaker: Mr. Devang Vussonji, Partner and Global Head of Education to Employment Practice, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
15:30 - 16:45Closing Address
Speaker: H.E. Dr. Sergio Piazzi, Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

16:00 - 16:15Chairman’s Summary and Conclusion
H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer, Director, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board