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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Conference 2023

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

18-19 October 2023

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


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Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

Home 5 News 5 Media Releases 5 Ahead of COP28, New Podcast Series examines Australia’s role in climate change efforts.

Ahead of COP28, New Podcast Series examines Australia’s role in climate change efforts.

Nov 30, 2023 | Media Releases

As delegates and observers pack their bags to attend COP28, a new podcast series seeks to unpack climate change through an international development and policy lens. 

‘A Little Less Conversation’ is a joint project between Good Will Hunters, WWF Australia and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). 

LISTEN HERE: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes 

Interviewees include: Australia’s Climate Ambassador Kristen Tilley; the deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, Henry Gonzalez; andn Independent Senator David Pocock. 

The podcast series seeks to delve deeper into the policy landscape around climate change: what are the decisions being taken and the moves that are being made to help secure the region’s ecological future? 

The first interviewee is Ambassador Tilley, who told the podcast why Australia is not yet in a position to sign on to the Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific. 

” There is much in that that we absolutely support,” said Ms Tilley. 

“There are some parts of it that we’re not in a position to currently support. And just to be clear, it’s not that we’re saying, no that’s it, end of story, end of conversation. But these are complex, difficult issues around the urgent phase-out of fossil fuel in particular, fossil fuel supply.” 

Further episodes will look into climate finance, adaptation and mitigation measures, nature-based solutions, and the intersection of gender, youth and elders with climate issues in the Pacific. 

With loss and damage set to be a predominant theme of COP28, the project will critically examine loss and damage across two episodes, addressing both the case set out by advocates, and the government perspective.  

The series is co-hosted by WWF Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman; ACFID’s Chief of Policy, Jessica Mackenzie, and Good Will Hunters founder Rachel Nunn 

Good Will Hunters is a podcast by development sector expert Rachel Nunn, who is a director with Mandala Partners.  

LISTEN HERE: https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au/episodes/ 

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact [email protected] or call 0401 721 064.