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“Agenda 2030 & the role of the private sector in humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery”

2324 November 2023
Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

As East Africa’s Longest Established & Premier Humanitarian Conference/ Expo for Aid, Development and Procurement, registration is now open for EAHS Nairobi 2023, taking place in Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.

East Africa’s Humanitarian Conference/Expo 2023 will offer a combination of exhibition space, keynote address, plenary sessions and matchmaking, private one on one meetings enabling you to showcase & present your solutions directly to key decision-makers and procurement experts.

With over 80 leading UN Agencies/NGO’S in attendance. EAHS Nairobi 2023 will present attendees with a unique opportunity for the Private Sector to engage with senior representatives from the UN And Government Agencies, Development Banks, National & International NGOs, Civil Societies, Research Institutes, Media & all Key Stakeholder, to gain a better understanding of the complex challenges confronting the region, and the partnership and procurement opportunities available.

East African Humanitarian Conference/Expo 2023 Featured SPEAKERS & Attendees Included:

Mr Ronald Jackson
Head of the Disaster Risk Reduction, Recovery for Building Resilience

Mr Laurent Benisti
Regional Head of Procurement – East Africa

Mr Tigabu A. Ayele
United Nations Procurement Division
Team Leader, Global Procurement Support Section (GPSS) Procurement Division (PD)

Ms Maria Montalvo
Director of Security

Ms Elvira Goetz
Private Sector Partnerships

Ms Rania Dagash
Deputy Regional Director Eastern and Southern Africa

Ms Katherine Ely
Logistics Cluster

Mr Tawhidul Hamid
MSF Kenya
Country Director

Ms Yvonne Arunga
Save the Children
Country Director Kenya & Madagascar

Mr Joseph Kamara
World Vision International
Regional Director for Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs

Ms Mose Mabe-Koofhethile
African Development Bank
Chief General Services and Procurement Officer

Ms Carren Oyayo
IFRC Africa
Regional Senior Procurement

Mr Daniel Ryan
Kenya Team Leader for Humanitarian Assistance

Mr Kevin Mackey
World Vision Somalia
Country Director

Mr Yusuf Roble
Islamic Relief
Regional Director East Africa

Mr Dickson Musyimi
Save the Children
Regional Head of Supply Chain

Ms Carla Mucavi
Representative to Kenya

Mr Lars Sommerlund
Senior Supply Coordinator

Mr Marcel Clement AKPOVO
Regional Representative for East Africa

Mr George Otim
PLAN International
Country Director

Ms Caroline Njuki
World Vision
Associate Director Supply Chain Management

Mr Julius Kabubi
Private-Sector Engagement

Ms Elizabeth Njoroge
Christian Aid
International ICT Business Partner

Ms Amelia Marzal
Head of Corporate Services

2023 Video Testimonials

EAHS AFRICA – NAIROBI 2023 Testimonials

“The setup, great, the panelists, world-class. We’ve had very nice one-on-one meetings… we are certainly looking forward to next year’s conference. ”  

Mr. Joseph Oguta – DP World, Head of Berbera Economic Zone – Bronze Exhibitor Sponsor

I especially liked the discussion on partnerships and how we can collaborate better with the private sector to work on more innovative solutions to tackle disasters and emergencies. 

Ms. Yvonne Achieng Arunga – Save the Children International, Country Director – Kenya & Madagascar

We have been participating at EAHS for the last 10 years. We’re very happy to be here, we had a great crowd this year, a very busy booth, and we look forward to next year. 

Mr. Mohammed Cherchali – NRS Relief, Business Development Manager

This is our second time at EAHS Nairobi. It’s always a really great event to attend, the one-to-one sessions are particularly useful. 

Mr. Ben Dinsdale – Air Charter Service, Global Director for Humanitarian and Government Services

I am with Grant Thornton who is (one of) the main sponsors of (EAHS Nairobi 2023). The event has been great… the turnout has been great, we didn’t expect such a good turnout. It’s a great setup whereby the public/humanitarian sector and the private sector are able to interact and learn about innovation. The one-to-one sessions were great, they will bring about partnerships between the private sector and the humanitarian sector. 

Ms. Jane Wanjira – Grant Thornton, Director Audits – Gold Lanyard Sponsor

This is my first time at EAHS and I have to tell everybody, it was brilliant. For those of you who haven’t attended before, I highly recommend it. The conference is fantastic, from the setup to the ability to have one-on-one (meetings) with the various humanitarian agencies, fantastic. It is truly one of the best conferences I’ve attended in the 30 years that I’ve been here in Africa. 

Mr. Guy Richards – Tribus-TSG, Business Development – Bronze Exhibitor Sponsor

It has been an excellent 2 days of meetings (one-to-one sessions), incredibly informative panel discussions, very good speeches, and it has been especially good that every afternoon, for the last two days, we’ve had the chance to sit down and have one-to-one meetings with the private sector which has been a true eye-opener. This has been excellent and we are very grateful to have been here.

Ms. Elise Nalbandian – Oxfam International

Unique Audience


As Africa’s Premier Humanitarian Conference Provider, we have forged close ties with international governments, leading public bodies, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organisations and the global business community, ensuring the seniority and relevance of attendees and speakers at the conference from the UN/Aid Community, is unrivalled across Africa.

Initiating business with the International Aid Community can differ greatly compared to normal everyday business, with many Aid Agencies following their own procurement proceedings involving varying requirements for suppliers.

We pride ourselves in bringing together the right audience from the aid & development community in region, with a collective goal of sourcing product, facilitating relationships and creating and enhancing partnerships, that may otherwise be unachievable.

Our Plenary Sessions prove year after year as an excellent method for addressing complex topic areas, providing a rich experience for all attendees, and are often one of the key highlights of the entire summit, bringing together a group of diverse scholars and experts who sharing a common interest in the topic, providing a platform for intelligent discussion and debate.


  • Showcase your latest products and technologies through live demonstrations. An ideal way to get your product in the hands of your target demographic
  • Launch New Products/services in front of a live, captive audience, in attendance to source products goods and services..
  • Raise Brand awareness and become a visible force within the Humanitarian Sector.
  • Develop/Enhance existing relationships whilst generating new leads and inquiries.
  • Engage with key decision makers and heads of supply chain/  procurement/ partnership from the aid and development community.
  • Gain an overview of the UN/ NGO Procurement market
  • Learn about the latest partnership/procurement opportunities available within the Aid & Development Sector.

Procurement / Partnership Zone

Procurement by the UN & NGO/ INGO sector in the East African Region amounting to over $1 Billion a year.

Initiating business with the International Aid Community can differ greatly compared to normal everyday business, with many Aid Agencies following their own procurement proceedings involving varying requirements for suppliers.

Our UNIQUE Procurement/ Partnership Zone is designed to offer you Private one-to-one, face-to-face meetings with Heads of Procurement and Partnership Specialists from UN and Government Agencies, Development Banks, National & International NGO’s, Civil Societies, Research Institutes, and all Key Stakeholders in attendance to source goods & services & learn more about new innovations.

Each attending agency has its own private booth/table to meet with the private sector, offering exceptional networking opportunities.

“Procurement is simply a reality of nearly every UN activity: every global goal, every mission, every operation. Without the provision of goods and services, attempts to address the world’s problems would be impossible.” Grete Faremo, Executive Director of UNOPS.

The EAHS conferences provide the ideal platform for the international aid and development community, regional academic institutions & the public and private sectors, to meet, share insights & experiences, formulate strategy, facilitate development, drive innovation, and augment investment in the context of aid effectiveness with a view to achieving lasting and sustainable development.

EAHS Nairobi Testimonials  – Round-up

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