19-20 MAY 2021 | World Humanitarian Forum London Hybrid Event

Global Reset


World Humanitarian Forum London will analyse the future of humanitarianism, what the “Global Reset” will mean for humanitarian aid and international development and what exactly will a ‘Global Reset’ look like? WHF London will create a series of conversations across 2 days to interrogate global challenges and chart the practical steps required to create more resilient, equal societies and reimagine a world beyond the pandemic.

The conversations are co-located with the World Humanitarian Forum, Aid & Trade, International Disaster Management Exhibition & Emergency Show and delegates have access to all of these events without any further registration.


Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl from D.M.A.T Consulting KG is one of the speakers among others on the first day of this event.

Prof. Dr. Alois says: After 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, nearly half of the 14 Billion US $ pledges in disaster funding involved programs implemented by NGOs.

For me it is essential to include NGO´s in disaster response and recovery for the sake of people suffering most after such events.”


At the beginning of the session, Dr. Alois briefly explained how “the cooperation between NGOs and the government for effective disaster response and recovery can be improved and the cooperation between the aid agencies and the local government” and then he addressed some important aspects such as:

  • how useful it is to have NGOs in disaster areas.
  • Will they help or hinder the operating system because they may not be well trained or equipped?

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Co-located events 2021

World Humanitarian Forum London 2021

The World Humanitarian Forum is a global call for action and brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers from global aid and international development communities to engage in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues which aim to shape the future of humanitarian aid and international development to help improving the lives of millions in need. This is an international knowledge exchange at the intersection of government, aid, development, future and innovation.

The Covid-19 crisis brought the world to a sudden standstill. The economic impacts continue to look worse each day. Hard-won democratic rights and freedoms were already being challenged before the pandemic struck and are even more at risk now. The crisis has also exposed a lack of global cooperation and collective leadership.

The pandemic has radically altered much of our lives around the world in both the short and long term. It raised the stakes, accelerating the need for systemic change and radical yet realistic measures to recalibrate social values and provide more sustainable and equitable pathways for the future. The consequences that have unfolded serve as a reminder that efforts to reduce poverty, fight climate change and create an economy that works for all require bold change.

The world today has a unique opportunity to move from marginal changes to transformative re-development. Using decentralised models of growth, building on opportunities provided by digitalisation and artificial intelligence could ensure climate-friendly sustainable development with a more equitable distribution of wealth.


IDME 2021 – 19-20 May London

IDME is a major-scale exhibition that showcases special equipment, technologies and services for disaster prevention, response, recovery, and resilience.

  • Meet with leading decision-makers in the sector and global procurement and government buyer groups.
  • Network with authorities such as government leaders, major NGOs, INGOs, and global policymakers.
  • Share our venue floor with innovative suppliers of specialist products and services and explore the latest trends.


Aid&Trade 2021 – 19-20 May London

Aid&Trade features panel discussions, tech demos, conferences and workshops with an exhibition aimed at showcasing the latest humanitarian aid products and services. It brings together NGOs, procurement officials as well as the private and public sector and anyone interested in the future of aid.

Aid&Trade London, now in its 5th year, is the fastest-growing humanitarian event of its kind. It brings together major stakeholders working across the Global Aid and the International Development Industry.


Emergency Show 2021 – 19-20 May London

A unique and international platform for the world’s emergency services community and the blue light sector.

Emergency Show, now in its 3rd year, is London’s annual trade exhibition for the Blue Light Sector. It brings together the most influential decision-makers and all those dealing with emergency response globally, including:

  • Government Departments
  • Ministries of Health
  • Ministries of Internal Affairs
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Brigades
  • NGOs, INGOs,
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Leads


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