Conference Agenda

DAY 1: Wednesday, June 7th   

*Please note that that the agenda is subject to change. See Speaker page for bios.

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7:45 – 9:00                  REGISTRATION (UN City, Campus 1)

9:00 – 9:15                  CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION & AIMS 

  • Luk Van Wassenhove, Academic Director, INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group (Conference Co-Organizer)

9:15 – 9:30                  WELCOME ADDRESS (Basement level, Auditorium 3)

  • Etleva Kadilli, a.i. Director, UNICEF Supply Division

9:30 – 10:30                KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Basement level, Auditorium 3)

  • Richard Brennan, Director of Emergency Operations, World Health Organization (WHO) Emergencies Program

10:30 – 11:00              POSTER SESSION/COFFEE BREAK (Basement level, Aud 3 and Lounge area 1)

11:00 – 12:15              PANEL 1: GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES (Basement level, Aud 3)

  • Vidhya Ganesh, Deputy Director for Programme Division, UNICEF (HQ NY) Moderator
  • Stéphane Arnaud, Senior Emergency Supply Manager, UNICEF Supply Division
  • Jean-Christophe Aze, HQ Global Alert and Response Operations (GAR), World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Paula Fernandes, Founder and CEO, Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSS)
  • James Walsh, Emergency Management Specialist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

12:15 – 13:30               LUNCH  (Ground level, Lounge area 9)

12:45 – 14:45               UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION WAREHOUSE VISIT: GROUP 1

 *Meet UN City shuttle at Front entrance for transport to UNICEF Supply Division; 40 people total

13:30 – 14:30               PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 1  (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

 *3 simultaneous sessions in parallel, 60 min each

14:45 – 15:45               PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 2 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

15:45 – 16:30               POSTER SESSION/COFFEE BREAK (Basement level, Aud 3 and Lounge area 1)

16:30 – 17:30               PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 3 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

17:30 – 19:30               EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Ground level, Lounge area 9)

DAY 2:  Thursday, June 8th

8:15 – 8:30                    DAY 2 REGISTRATION (UN City, Campus 1)

9:00 – 9:30                    REFLECTIONS ON DAY 1 (Basement level, Auditorium 3)

  • Ozlem Ergun, Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University (Conference Co-Organizer)
  • Jarrod Goentzel, Director, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) (Conference Co-Organizer)

9:00 – 11:00                   UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION WAREHOUSE VISIT: EXTRA GROUP (20 people)

 *Meet UN City shuttle at Front entrance for transport to UNICEF Supply Division

9:30 – 10:45                  PANEL 2: INNOVATION & INFLUENCING MARKETS (Basement level, Aud 3)
  • Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino, Chief, Innovation Unit, UNICEF Supply Division Moderator
  • Jim Coughlan, Director of Global Solutions, UPS
  • Tor Inge Garvik, Product Development Manager, Laerdal Global Health
  • Debra Kristensen, Director, Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Technologies, PATH
  • Ingvild Von Krogh Strand, Senior Advisor, NOREPS / Innovation Norway

10:45 – 11:15                POSTER SESSION/COFFEE BREAK (Basement level, Aud 3 and Lounge area 1)

11:15 – 12:15                PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 4 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

11:00 –13:00                 UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION WAREHOUSE VISIT: GROUP 2  

    *Meet UN City shuttle at Front entrance for transport to UNICEF Supply Division

12:15 – 13:30                LUNCH (Ground level, Lounge area 9)

13:30 – 14:30                PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 5 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

14:45 – 15:45                PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 6 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

15:45 – 16:15                POSTER SESSION / COFFEE BREAK (Basement level, Aud 3 and Lounge area 1)

16:15 – 17:30                PANEL 3: SUPPLY CHAIN STRENGTHENING (Basement level, Aud 3)

  • Ken Legins, Chief of Supply Chain Strengthening, UNICEF Supply Division Moderator
  • Moses Kamabare, CEO, National Medical Stores, Uganda
  • Musonda Kasonde, Capacity Development Manager, UNICEF Supply Division
  • Feston Kaupa, CEO, Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST), Malawi
  • Mustafa Mahmud, Director, Logistics and Health Commodities, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Nigeria

DAY 3:  Friday, June 9th   

9:00 ­– 9:30                     FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS (Basement level, Auditorium 3)

  • Julie Swann, Co-Director, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), Georiga Institute of Technology (Conference Co-Organizer)

9:30 – 10:30                   PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 7 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

9:30 – 11:15                   UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION WAREHOUSE VISIT: GROUP 3

    *Meet UN City shuttle at Front entrance for transport to UNICEF Supply Division

10:30 – 11:00                 POSTER SESSION / COFFEE BREAK (Basement level, Aud 3 Lounge area 1)

11:00  – 13:00                UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION WAREHOUSE VISIT: GROUP 4

    *Meet UN City shuttle at Front entrance for transport to UNICEF Supply Division

11:00  – 12:00                 PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS SESSION 8 (Basement level, Aud 1, 2, 3, Press Room)

12:00– 13:00                   LUNCH (Ground level, Lounge area 9)

12:30– 16:30                   SATELLITE WORKSHOP SESSION (Basement level, Aud 3)

     "Increasing High-Quality, Low Cost Supply Chain Talent Pool: A Satellite Session"
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Closed session organized by Sangeeta Raja (Independent SC Consultant) and Ryan McWhorter *(UNICEF Supply Division)

 

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