List of Speakers 2016
UN Messenger of Peace & Chairperson of International Humanitarian City HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai
Mr. Amin Awad
Director, Middle East & North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, UNHCR
Ms. Arlene Mitchell
Executive Director, Global Child Nutrition Foundation; Seattle, USA
H.E. Amb. Atta El Manan Bakheet El-Haj
Deputy Secretary-General, Islamic Appeal For Relief and Development, Sudan
H.E. Mr. Christos Stylianides
European Commissioner For Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Mr. Claus Sorensen
Senior Adviser for Resilience, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, European Political Strategy Centre (ESPC)
Mr. David Kaatrud
Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, World Food Programme, Bangkok
Mr. Dominique Burgeon
Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome
Dr. Edith Brigitte Marie Favoreu
Deputy Director, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
Mr. Francois Grunewald
Executive Director, Groupe Urgence, Rehabilitation, Development (URD) France
H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer
Director, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Gilles Carbonnier
Professor of Development Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
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
Ms. Harpinder Collacott
Executive Director, Development Initiatives
Mr. Hassan Al-Damluji
Head, Middle East Relations, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ms. Heba Aly
Managing Editor, IRIN
H.E. Ms Helen Clark
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
H.E. Mr. Hesham Youssef
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Bumelha
Humanitarian Advisor Of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, DIHAD Higher Committee And President, DISAB
Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad
Founder and Chairman, Al-Khair Foundation
Ms. Isadora Quay
Gender In Emergencies Advisor, Care International
Mr. Jack Sim
 Founder, World Toilet Organisation, Singapore
Dr. James Kisia
Executive Director, International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Secretary-General, Kenya Red Cross, Nairobi
Dr. Jean-Francois De Lavison
President, Ahimsa (Respect for Life) Partners, Lyon, France
Dr. Jelte Van Wieren
Director, Humanitarian Aid Department, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
Under Secretary-General, International Federation Of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (Ifrc), Geneva
H.E. Mr. Khaled Al Kamda
Director-General, Community Development Authority, Dubai, UAE
Ms. Liz Hughes
Chief Executive, Mapaction, Saunderton, UK
Mr. Mario Stephan
Founding Director of Arabian Perspectives
Ms. Merete Johansson
Chief, Coordination and Response Division - Geneva Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Ms. Mona Rishmawi
Chief, Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Dr. Mukesh Kapila
Professor, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester and Special Advisor, World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)  
H.E. Amb. Patrice Paoli
Director, Crisis and Support Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Paris
H.E. Amb. Peter Schatzer
International Institute for Humanitarian Law, San Remo
Mr. Rashid Khalikov
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnership with the Middle East and Central Asia, OCHA
Dr. Richard J. Brennan
Director, Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response Department; World Health Organisation, Geneva
Mr. Robert Opp
Director, Innovation and Change Management Division, World Food Programme, Rome
Mr. Robert Smith
Chief, Office of the WHS Secretariat, Geneva
Mr. Robert Watkins
United Nations Resident Coordinator, Bangladesh
Mr. Rolf Ring
Deputy Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute Of Human Rights And Humanitarian Law, Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Runa Khan
Founder and Executive Director, the “Friendship” Organisation, Bangladesh
Ms. Saba Al Mubaslat
Cheif Executive, Humanitarian Leadership Academy, London
Ms. Sandra Mitchell
Deputy Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA)
Mr. Saul Guerrero
Director of Operations, Action Against Hunger, UK
Mr. Sean Lowrie
Director, Start Network, London
H.E. Dr. Sergio Piazzi
Secretary-General, Parliamentary Assembly of The Mediterranean, Malta
Dr. Sherine El Taraboulsi
Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI; London
Mr. Toby Lanzer
Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel
Mr. Vincent Bernard
Head Of Unit, Law And Policy Forum, International Committee Of The Red Cross, Geneva
Mr. Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva