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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.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

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 ACFID News 5 Engage Deeper – Announcing the Concurrent Sessions at ACFID National Conference 2023

Engage Deeper – Announcing the Concurrent Sessions at ACFID National Conference 2023

Aug 25, 2023 | ACFID News

ACFID is excited to announce advance details of the concurrent sessions which will be available at our upcoming ACFID National Conference 2023. Taking place over the 18th – 19th of October, the conference will be hosting more than 30 concurrent sessions that will disrupt thinking and inspire delegates.

Innovation and systems change is a key focus this year and will include sessions on the future of new systems in humanitarian action, tackling poverty through redistribution, and how we can accelerate progress in disability inclusion. Sessions that also challenge the status quo include:

  • When Tomorrow Comes: How to prepare for the future when you don’t know what’s coming hosted by AVI
  • How Youth Decolonise the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals hosted by Oaktree
  • Points of Disruption: Learning from Pacific experts on systems change hosted by UTS-ISF, with speakers from the Pacific Disability Forum, University of the South Pacific and South Pacific Regional Environment Program
  • Reweaving the Ecological Mat: A holistic development alternative hosted by Uniting World and partners from the Pacific

Whilst the conference will be delivered in a hybrid format this year, some concurrent sessions will only be available in person, whilst others available for the virtual audience. For those joining the conference virtually, you can expect to hear and learn from international experts in financial resilience, systems change, intercultural communication, environmental peacebuilding and more. Whilst delegates who attend face-to-face have opportunities to learn more about impact investment and maximising the impact of donor funds through sessions with Save the Children and ACFID’s Corporate Partner, StoneX.

There will be a strong thread of climate-themed sessions, including:

  • Nature-Based Solutions for Climate: mainstreaming climate outcomes in development programming hosted by WWF Australia
  • Creating a Loss and Damage Compass: Navigating our way through complex accountability and finance hosted by Action Aid Australia and Caritas Australia, with guest speakers from Shifting the Power Coalition and Pacific Climate Warriors
  • Gender and Climate Justice: How these issues intersect and ways to problem solve them; a learning lab hosted by Australian Lutheran World Service
  • Regreening Fragile Contexts: Locally-led climate adaptation, landscape restoration and environmental peacebuilding hosted by World Vision

There will be space for discussion and learning around region and country-specific case studies and analysis, such as the delivery of aid in the face of sanctions and the regime in Afghanistan; localised alternative financing models in Asia; voluntary carbon markets in the Pacific; the fight against online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines; and, driving change in maternal, newborn and child health in Uganda.

The 2023 ACFID Conference will challenge delegates to consider which partnerships and collaborations are needed to push systemic change at the global and regional level, so grassroots organisations can accelerate their work on the ground.

To access Early Bird Registration, and to view the full details of concurrent sessions as they are posted in the coming weeks, head over to the conference website at ACFID National Conference 2023 (arinex.one).