Welcome to AidEx

AidEx is the leading international event for professionals in aid and development. We have two annual events:
Our flagship conference and exhibition in Brussels (16-17 November) and a 2 day Conference in Nairobi (13-14 September)

AidEx encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide an annual forum for the visitors to meet, source, supply and learn. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest updates from the sector.

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AidEx Brussels

AidEx is the leading international event dedicated to the unique needs of development and aid professionals across the world; held over two days annually at Brussels Expo, in Belgium.

AidEx is recognised as a major platform for networking, making new contacts and doing business. By taking part, you will forge new relationships in the community, raise awareness of your organisation and be involved in the sourcing of new solutions to improve the efficiency of aid delivery.

AidEx Africa

Now in it's fourth year, AidEx Africa is a two-day high-profile conference which takes place annually in Nairobi, Kenya. AidEx Africa was developed as a satellite event to the already well-established AidEx conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development aid, held each year in Brussels.

AidEx Africa attracts over 300 delegates from the Government of Kenya, UN agencies, Kenyan Red Cross and leading NGOs from Africa and beyond.

AidEx 2016 exhibitor POWERplus is the creator of Light Lease, which aims to bring safe, long-term and sustainable lighting and electricity to off-the-grid communities. Find them on stand G112. 
Around the world, nearly 3 billion people lack access to reliable electricity. Of these people, approximately half of them have no electricity access whatsoever, leaving them reliant on dangerous kerosene lanterns or weak battery-powered torches as a source of light.
The negative effects of kerosene lighting are manifold. Costs are often very high – some families spend as much as 40% of their weekly income on kerosene, with  governments in developing countries often having to provide large subsidies for those living below the poverty line. 
The World Bank has also estimated that inhaling kerosene fumes causes the same amount of lung damage as smoking two packs of cigarettes every day, which has led to an alarming rise in cases of lung cancer among non-smokers in developing countries. Users are also at risk of burns and fires caused by overturned lamps – in India, for instance, around 2.5 million people per year suffer burns as a result of such incidents.
For a vast majority of people, there seems to be no alternative – those living in poverty simply can’t afford to invest in safe, reliable lighting. When you can barely afford to put food on the table or keep a roof over your head, better lighting is a distant prospect.  
Light Lease intends to break this cycle.  
Light Lease provides solar or dynamo powered lighting systems to people in need of reliable light sources. Brighter, more efficient lighting has been proven to increase productivity, make everyday tasks easier and improve quality of life. But most importantly, systems like those provided by Light Lease are actually preventing injury and saving lives. 
Light Lease offers the lighting systems on a payment plan of affordable monthly instalments, which are in fact lower than the average monthly costs of kerosene or dry-cell batteries. This also means that lower-income households are left with more spendable income to cover costs such as food, housing or medication. Light Lease also works in partnership with the POWERplus Foundation, which provides local organisations, businesses and entrepreneurs with part of the required investment to buy solar systems. Local entrepreneurs can then sell them on, creating businesses and developing local economies. 
Light Lease’s focus on sustainable aid enables individuals and communities to break the cycle of poverty and access safe, sustainable lighting and electricity by their own means, without having to rely on subsidies or handouts. In this way, users are empowered to make their own choices on energy sources and improve their own lives. 

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