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ACFID invites members and organisations to host sessions at Conference 2024

ACFID is calling for expressions of interest for concurrent sessions at its National Conference, to be held on the 23rd and 24th of October in Sydney at the Roundhouse at UNSW. ACFID members and other organisations in the sector are invited to propose sessions that...

ACFID’s Analysis of the 2024-2025 Federal Budget

ACFID has released our analysis of the 2024-2025 Federal Budget as it relates to Australia’s development and humanitarian assistance. A small amount of additional funding was announced for Australia’s development program, but this was only enough to see the...

30 years on from the Rwandan Genocide: what did we learn?

Today across Rwanda, survivors of the 1994 genocide begin a period of remembrance and mourning as they mark 30 years since one of the gravest, most brutal times humanity has witnessed. With over 800,000 killed in 100 days, this was a bloody stain on the conscience of...
Theodore Weohau (SKALA Program, left), Petrarca Karetji (centre) and Jess Mackenzie (right)

What matters most for Southeast Asia in the next ten years? Protecting civic space, no question

What is the key development challenge and opportunity in Southeast Asia in the next 5-10 years that requires a regional response? If I have one challenge, facing the region right now, from an NGO perspective, it is shrinking civic space.  

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ACFID welcomes new members

ACFID officially welcomed five new members at our Annual General Meeting in October. ACFID is now joined by four new full members and one affiliate member. ACFID’s newest full members are: Litehaus International. An Australian NGO and registered charity which exists...

Aural action: podcast “A Little Less Conversation” focuses on climate change

When Elvis sang “A little less conversation, a little more action,” he was, undeniably, thinking with his pelvis.

But in the development sector, we prefer to use other vital organs: our hearts and our minds.

With this in frame, we have co-opted Elvis’ famous line, but have adapted it somewhat: we are now walking around singing, “A little less conversation, a little more climate action.”

A little less conversation- Climate Diplomacy with Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change Kirsten Tilley

Australia’s Climate Ambassador Kristen Tilley has been in the job for just over a year, and in that time has worked to drive Australia’s climate ambitions, whether in decarbonising or ambitions to become a renewable energy superpower. She speaks with Rachel Mason Nunn...
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Donating in a humanitarian crisis: what donors should know

Every day, new reports of grave human suffering in the Israel/Palestine conflict continue to surface in the media and online. As humans, our natural impulse is to help. Donating funds to relief efforts is something that we often reach for in such times, and...

Code requirements for emergency appeals

All ACFID members commit to full adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code provides assurance to all ACFID’s members’ stakeholders by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID members. What...

2023 ACFID Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award: Jaki Adams

Jaki Adams, Director of Social Justice and Regional Engagement at the Fred Hollows Foundation, has been awarded this year’s Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award for her 25 years of commitment and advocacy for social justice and First Nations peoples in both...

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The ACFID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice. The aim of the Code is to improve the outcomes of international development and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations.

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our respect to their Elders, both past and present.

We acknowledge their ongoing connection to the lands, waters, and skies surrounding us, and the
vast wealth of knowledge that they hold.

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