From 25-26 October we’ll be at the world’s leading humanitarian aid and disaster relief event in Switzerland, AIDEX. Here’s the lowdown.
AIDEX features high-level conference sessions, workshops, discussion groups, impact sessions, case studies, relief and international development, and training programmes geared to solve the challenges in aid.
The main focus this year will be “Addressing the forgotten crises – how can we manage and anticipate crises when so much of our focus is on Ukraine?”. The conference will shine a light on crises that are obscured by the war in Europe.
Over 4000 delegates have registered, which will make this the biggest event in their history. This will include UN agencies, the EU, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, local and international NGOs, donors, foundations, private investors, government and the private sector. And of course, us.
What we’ll be doing
We’ll have a stand at the Duty of Care Pavilion, which is hosted by our friends at International Location Safety. This section of the conference aims to offer security managers, HR leaders, programming and operational staff a dedicated space to come together and discuss the challenges, solutions and the future of meeting integrated duty of care obligations and effectively supporting staff to work in challenging environments.
Our CEO LEANNE MAREGA will be there. She says:
The session she will be co-leading is called “Navigating The Impact Of Humanitarian Work: Pathways To Thriving”. In it, our new Psychosocial and Wellbeing Lead BEN PORTER will join Leanne to explore psychosocial risks such as ‘secondary trauma’, ‘moral injury’ and ‘compassion fatigue’, and look at how it is possible to thrive even in impossibly difficult circumstances. Ben says:
And finally our Head of Client Engagement KATHERINE STICKLAND will also be on hand if you’d like to chat about our work, and yours, and any ways that we might be able to work together. Katherine says:
Are you or your team going to be there? if so, do say hello to Leanne, Ben or Katherine!