Aid and International Development Forum to Partner with Team Rubicon

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) is pleased to announce our partnership with veteran-focused disaster relief organization Team Rubicon.

The 12th AIDF, to be held in Washington, D.C. on 6-7 June, seeks to make coordinated international disaster responses more effective by providing a platform for NGOs, UN agencies, international aid agencies and governments to address humanitarian aid delivery issues. This year, Matt Pelak, Team Rubicon’s Director of Field Operations, will be speaking in the AIDF session ‘Civil Society Working in Harmony with the Military’.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. The work of Team Rubicon represents an innovative, 21st century way of responding to crises, using advances in modern technology to organize humanitarian response. Watching the disaster in Haiti unfold on television in 2010, Jake Wood and William McNulty, Cofounders of Team Rubicon, leveraged Facebook and Paypal to mobilize veterans and resources quickly: within days they were in Haiti, providing disaster relief and helping thousands of people.

Team Rubicon applies veterans’ skills and experience, obtained over their years of service in the most dangerous conflict zones in the world, to provide fast, effective assistance in areas of humanitarian disaster. Today, the organization is made up of 2,200 volunteers – 80% of whom are veterans – responding to emergencies abroad as well as following natural disasters in the U.S.

Speaking of the partnership Roopi Woodall, AIDF Marketing Manager said “We are very excited to be partnering with Team Rubicon for AIDF 2012. The organization has an inspirational new approach to disaster response and we are pleased that they are taking part in the conference.”

Team Rubicon co-founder William McNulty remarked “Team Rubicon is honored to bring the perspective of returning military veterans to such a distinguished group at the leading forum in humanitarian aid, relief and development.”

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About AIDF

AIDF 2012 is a free to attend event for aid and development professionals and will take place on June 6-7 2012 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Previously International Aid & Trade, AIDF is a world leading forum for humanitarian relief professionals to cement relationships, build partnerships, gain understanding and share experiences.

Telephone: +44 0 20 7871 0188

Website: www.aidforumonline.org

Contact:

Roopi Woodall, Marketing Manager

[email protected]

About Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. TR is a new paradigm in disaster response that recognizes and harnesses the skills of military veterans; offering them a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves.

For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org

Media Contact:

William McNulty

[email protected]

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