Virtual ADR-LAC 2021
ADR-LAC 2020
Action on Disaster Relief - Africa (AADR2022)
12-13 October 2022, Nairobi, Kenya

The African continent has to contend with many disasters including diseases, pandemics; weather & climate-related disasters such as floods, droughts, cyclones, storms; displacement and population movement; conflict, and technological-related disasters that have impacted millions of people and resulted in massive damages and loss of infrastructure. The frequency and intensity of climatological events are increasing substantially. The average number of climate and weather-related disasters per decade has risen nearly 35% since the 1990s.

This means more powerful storms, heatwaves breaking temperature records, and more floods among other many extremes. Losses of natural resources, food insecurity, direct and indirect health impacts, and displacement are likewise on the rise. More communities are being affected by concurrent and consecutive disasters leaving them with little to recover before the next shock arrives. Action on Disaster Relief – Africa (ADR being first launched in Latin America in 2016) engages all the relevant aid and development stakeholders, and creates long-lasting partnerships among public and private sector leaders; to coordinate action and generate the preparedness required to reduce the impact of disasters and face them in the most effective way.

The key to creating lasting collaborations is engagement. At AADR2022, you will engage all participants directly whether that’s during the plenary sessions, around the venue at one of our more social networking occasions/exhibition or, through our prescheduled afternoon 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings. Those wishing to initiate or further their disaster-related operations across Africa simply MUST attend Action on Disaster Relief. Equally, representatives of the UN, U.S., EU, disaster agencies, NGOs and government officials, think tanks and academics should grasp the opportunity to meet hundreds of link-minded colleagues in a safe, relaxed and stimulating environment. AADR is a must-attend event for those looking to help their organisation's improve emergency and humanitarian response while driving stable economic development! AADR2022 offers a rare forum through which international participants can meet, engage, and return home with tangible results.

  • Established high-level regional event generating the preparedness required to reduce the impact of disasters and face them in the most effective way.
  • Unrivalled intimate networking opportunities, featuring numerous social functions.
  • Attended by the top decision-makers from both private and public sectors.
  • Outcomes from discussions at the event will be used to assist the further development of the sector.
  • Gain insight from leading public and private sector actors to share experience and knowledge, develop best practice furthering the region’s disaster relief efforts.
  • Network and schedule 1-2-1 meetings with senior management and procurement officials from United Nations, disaster agencies, NGOs and government.
  • Identify key investment and business opportunities, services, training and capacity building.
  • Share experiences and discuss trends.
  • Learn more about specific key stakeholder plans.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory frameworks for disaster relief in the region.
  • UN, Disaster Agencies, EU, NGO and Senior Officials present challenges and opportunities.
  • CEO’s – Discuss market perspective and provide big picture commentary with audience participation.
  • Matchmaking; 1-2-1 meetings provide the perfect environment for networking and deal-making.
ADR2022 presents a COVID-19 safe venue and working environment by practicing safety and preventative measures while partnering local authorities and medical personnel; all attendees will need to present a negative lateral flow test upon entry.