ACFID’s work is supported by a number of expert advisory committees and member-driven communities of practice that lead good practice in the sector and who provide high-level strategic advice to ACFID via its secretariat.
Expert Advisory Committees support the achievement of ACFID’s strategic goals through providing advice, leading ideas, informing policy positions and shaping work priorities. Reporting to ACFID’s CEO, Expert Advisory Committees are primarily made up of specialists from ACFID member agencies but may also include external advisers such as academics or engaged consultants.
Communities of Practice are member-led practice groups that share knowledge and insights on common issues relevant to their members and foster innovative and best practice across the sector.
ACFID’s Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG) provides a mechanism for Australian agencies working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance to share information, strengthen coordination, and engage in policy dialogue and advocacy to strengthen humanitarian response.