Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC)

Established in 1975, the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) is a joint DFAT/NGO advisory body that provides advice and guidance on the DFAT accreditation process for Australian NGOs, the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), and other funding streams involving Australian NGOs.

The CDC is made up of eight members – four from the Australian NGO sector and four from DFAT. ACFID provides secretarial support.

Of the four NGO members, two members are elected by the accredited NGO sector, and two members are appointed by ACFID’s Executive Committee. NGO members serve two years.

To raise an issue for NGO representatives to take to the CDC, contact Rebecca Hamilton at ACFID at [email protected] For more information, visit:


Committee for Development Cooperation Feedback on the Australian NGO Cooperation Program Principles of Engagement


Call for Expressions of Interest

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Board calls for expressions of interest for an appointed NGO representative to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) to serve on the Committee from1  July 2019 until 30 June 2021.

In line with the importance of effective and qualified NGO representation on the CDC, the ACFID Board is seeking to appoint a candidate who meets the following skills/criteria:

•             Current or recent responsibility for ANCP funding and accreditation processes within an ANCP organisation, and close experience with this process;

•             Understanding of DFAT NGO policy, funding mechanisms and processes;

•             Interest in and capacity to undertake substantial pre-reading of accreditation assessments prior to meetings;

•             Commitment to consult with and inform ACFID members when/as required in the lead up to and after CDC meetings.

EOIs are due to the Secretariat by Wednesday 29th May 2019. Please follow this link for more information.  



CDC Membership

Elected NGO representatives

Tricia Keys

Brien Holden Institute
November 2018 - November 2020

Andrew Hartwich
The Fred Hollows Foundation
November 2018 - November 2020

Appointed NGO representatives

Anthea Spinks

2017–June 2019

John Morley

Plan International Australia
2017–June 2019


Megan Anderson (Chair) Assistant Secretary

Jon Burrough

Simon Cann-Evans

Sally-Anne Vincent

DFAT Secretariat Contact

Rebecca Lysaght

ACFID Secretariat contact

Rebecca Hamilton