Interview with Paolo Sison, GAVI - Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit 2017 | 6-7 September I Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center I Washington D.C.

Interview with Paolo Sison, Director, Innovative Finance, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance At the 2017 Global Disaster Relief and Development Summit in Washington, D.C., Paolo Sison spoke to the Aid and International Development Forum about GAVI’s recent initiatives and what he views as one of the biggest issues in disaster relief and development. GAVI has a goal of immunizing 300 million people by 2020, and save between 5-6 million lives in the process. Mr. Sison viewed the lower rates of funding as one of the major issues facing disaster relief and development, and different funding patterns will be critical to continuing relief and development projects.

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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