WHID

WORLD HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION DAY

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION DAY

Business & Humanitarian Partnerships for Positive Impact and Return On Investment

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SEEGARTEN CONFERENCE CENTER- 10.05.2019

500 +

Delagates

50 +

Exhibitors

50 +

Speakers

40 +

Pitches

25 +

Countries

MESSAGE

promoting Humanitarian Innovation is a permanent empowerment of people to be self-sustainable & financially independent: A REAL BUSINESS & HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP!
INNOVATION FOR VITAL NEEDS FIRST!
YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
EXPERTS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
REAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
MANY ENJOYABLE DISCUSSIONS
SUSTAINABLE NETWORK

FIELDS:

FOOD – CLEAN  WATER – HOUSING- HEALTH – MEDICINE ACCESS – EDUCATION – ENVIRONMENT – FAST DISASTER RESPONSE – PEACE

ABOUT

WHID-2019 is a flagship event of the Innovate4Right , a dedicated association for Humanitarian and social entrepreneurs focused on facilitating collaboration between facilitating collaboration between humanitarian experts, social entrepreneurs, Government, Responsible Financial Institutions, NPOs, NGOs, impact investors, philanthropists and Universities. The 2019 edition will raise attention on the benefits to support humanitarian innovation (vital needs first). 

From Switzerland and the World, 40 community-based innovators will come to Basel to present their projects offering great potential to impact positively people lives within their community and around the world.

The event will attract over 500+ delegates, present 40 pitches, 3 parallel sessions, 5 Master classes, 50+ exhibitors showcasing their innovations, 70 speakers and 3 Best project Awards.

TARGET GROUPS

  • Humanitarian Actors & Humanitycrats
  • Government & Policy Makers
  • United Nations entities
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • CEOs and Industry Leaders
  • Impact Investors 
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers & Academicians, Universities
  • Enterprises & Bankers
  • Impact Hubs

VISIONARY SPEAKERS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

H.E. WALTER FUST

Former Director of the Swiss Office for Trade Promotion (OSEC), Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and former Head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He is chairman of UNESCO’s IPDC and President of Globe ethics. – Switzerland

Mr.  OMAR MOHAMMED

15 years old young philanthropist and Social Entrepreneur. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BASEL. Egypt – Switzerland

Mrs.  ESTHER HALDIMANN

Country Director for HELVETAS in Asia and Latin America – Switzerland

Mrs.  CHANTELLE EDWARDS

Executive Director GIRLS IN TECH. Senior Digital Engagement Lead – Childhood development and motherhood game changer – Switzerland

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Mr.  JOS VERBEEK 

WOLD BANK GROUP . Manager and Special Representative to the UN and the WTO in Geneva, he was Adviser in the Senior WB Vice-President’s Office for the 2030 Development Agenda – He managed the Global Monitoring Report, a joint WBG and IMF flagship measure – Switzerland

Mr. ANTONIO HAUTLE

Executive Director of the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT Switzerland, described the SDGS as a unique business opportunity. He said that businesses, together with governments and civil society, are called to be drivers of change towards a more sustainable world. – Switzerland

Prof. UELI MÄDER

Professor emeritus of sociology at the UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, specialization: social inequality and conflict research; recently published books: 68 – what remains? (2018), Sociology of Everyday Life (2017), Money and Power in Switzerland (2015)  – Switzerland

Dr BEATRICE SPEISER

Doctor of law, member of the General Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). A lawyer and independent entrepreneur, she is the Founder and President of CRESCENDA, a Swiss-based organization that promotes entrepreneurship for immigrant women. – Switzerland

Prof. URS HAUENSTEIN

President, Visiting Professor, Honorary and Senior Research Fellow, Goodwill Ambassador for Internationalisation – London, United Kingdom

Prof.  MANFRED MAX BERGMAN

Chair in Social Research & Methodology at UNIVERSITY OF BASEL. Sustainability research on the UNSDGs & UNGC. Member of the Research Council of the Swiss National science Foundation, the Swiss UNESCO Commission, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – Chair of the Basel Sustainability Forum and the World Sustainability Forum.

Princess Dame ANGELIQUE MONET 

Founder of New Generation In Action’s AFI WORLD PEACE INITIATIVE – ECOSOC status- New York, New York

Dr.  JUERG UTZINGER

Director of the Swiss Tropical and Health Institute, SWISS TPH – Switzerland 

Mr.  SOLOMON OSOKO

Digital Transformation Director. CEO, CDO (Chief Digital O) and social entrepreneur. CIC – Nigeria- Switzerland

Mrs.  TULI LOPEZ

Europe’s Leading Communication, Public Speaking & Leadership Expert for Women Who Want to Stand Out, Speak Up & Leads. EUROPE WOMEN’S SPEKERS – Germany

Mr.  ALAIN JOARIS

Head of Cooperation at EUROPEAN UNION delegation to Gabon, Sao Tome  Principe, Equatorial Guinea and Economic Community of Central African States

Mr.  DIRK ELSEN

Director Emerging Market TRIODOS BANK – Netherland

Mrs. MARINA HASLER

Head of the coordination office of the Swiss Student Sustainability Challenge – incubation program for sustainable student projects – Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW – Switzerland

Prof. HENRIK NORDBORG
Former Researcher at ABB, Professor of Physics in the Institute for Energy Technology a the HSR University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, Head of Bachelor Program “Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology”, Researches in Wind energy, Hydrogen, numerical simulations. – Switzerland
Mr. CYRIL RITCHIE

Humanitarian actor, President NGO Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the UNITED NATIONS, International speaker . Switzerland

Mr.  BERT EVERS

Social Entrepreneur, Global Goodwill Ambassador special Advisor and coach. CHERIE BLAIR FOUNDATION- Switzerland

Mrs GISELLA REINA

Senior donors relation and project development professional. OXFAM – Switzerland

Mr. THOMAS DUHALTER

Head Risk Management & Performance Analysis; Deputy COO at ROBECOSAM. Switzerland

Mr.  JAMES DONNELAN

Founder – Chairman UNDERground Villas & Hotels / The Billionaire Chronicle / Yacht Stayz / Suforia / SWAG’R / Creata / SMASH Global – USA

Prof.  RUBY BAKSHI KHURDI

Social Entrepreneur, international speaker, Goodwill ambassador . Switzerland

Mr.  JAMES OSBORNE – MODERATOR

PROGRAM

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Morning

Welcome Ceremony
Opening Keynote
Part 1: Projects presentations
Panel discussion
Master classes
Ehibitors (projects & sponsors)

Evening

VIP Dinner

Afternoon

Keynotes
Part 2: Projects presentation
Panel discussion
Master classes
Award ceremony: Guest speakers
Concluding Reception

SUSTAINABLE PARTNERS