D I H A D – Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition 25 – 27 March 2014

تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشــيخ محـمـد بن راشــد آل مـكـتوم، نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي “رعاه الله”
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai

THEME: “WOMEN AND AID”; women, on whom disasters & crises inflict a disproportionate
amount of suffering and women, essential providers of relief and assistance.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM – DIHAD 2014
Tuesday, 25 March – Day 1
[ 09.30 ] Gathering of VIPs, Speakers, Sponsors, Media Representatives, International Scientific Advisory Board (DISAB) Members and Organizers in the “Dubai Majlis” of the Convention Centre
[ 10.00 – 11.00 ] OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE OPENING STATEMENTS
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
United Nations Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City
H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi
Minister of International Cooperation and Development, UAE
H.E. Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouie
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,United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority;
H.E. Mr.Ibrahim Bumelha
Humanitarian Advisor of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Chairman, DIHAD Higher Committee and President, DISAB;
H.E. Ms. Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme;
[ 11.00 – 12.00 ] OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION (RIBBON CUTTING) AND EXHIBITION TOUR
[ 12.00 – 13.30 ] LUNCH BREAK
[ 13.30 – 14.15 ] KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
H.E. Ms. Kristalina Georgieva
European Commissioner for International Cooperation,Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (ECHO);
H.E. Ms. Baige Zhao
Vice-President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and Societies (IFRC) and Executive Vice-President, Red Cross Society of China
[ 14.15 – 14.30 ] Special Address by Mr. Mohammed Assaf,
Singer and Goodwill Ambassador for Peace of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)
[ 14.30 – 16.00 ] SESSION 1: Women and War.
Dr. Fathima Gailani
President, Afghanistan Red Crescent Society – Chair;
Ms. Wendy Fenton,
Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London;
Ms. Amneh Saqer,
Chief, Field Relief and Social Services Programme, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA Syria Field);
Ms. Maria Teresa Garrido,
Adviser on Women and War, ICRC, Geneva;
[16.00 – 16.30 ] COFFEE/TEA
[ 16.30 – 18.00 ] SESSION 2: Women and Disasters
H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi,
Minister of International Cooperation and Development, UAE – Chair;
Mr. David Kaatrud,
Director of Emergencies, World Food Programme (WFP), Rome;
Dr. Mona S. Chaya
Deputy Strategic Objective Coordinator (Resilience) and Senior Coordinator, Food Chain Crisis Management Framework, FAO, Rome;
Ms. Sylvia Lopez-Ekra,
Head, Gender Coordination Unit, Office of the Director-General, IOM;
Conference Program Day 2 & Day 3
DIHAD Conference Featured Speakers
H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi 
Minister of International Cooperation and Development;
United Arab Emirates
H.E. Ms. Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme;
H.E. Ms. Kristalina Georgieva
European Commissioner for International Cooperation,
Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (ECHO);
H.E. Ms. Baige Zhao 
Vice-President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and Societies (IFRC) and Executive Vice-President, Red Cross Society of China
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
DIHAD an Exclusive Humanitarian Networking Point
Supporters & Partners
Please Contact:

Sindhu Harikrishnan
Marketing Executive

INDEX
 Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation Est.
(Member of INDEX Holding)
Dubai Health Care City, Block B Office 203,
Tel: +971 4 362 4717
Fax: +971 4 362 4718
Email: registration@dihad.org
P.O. Box: 13636, Dubai – UAE
Website: http://www.dihad.org

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