ACFID National Conference 2023
Malawi Thrive Story: Ireen celebrates with savings group members outside a World Vision community centre in Malawi. Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision.
Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with your colleagues as ACFID National Conference returns to an in-person event this year. Can’t make it to Sydney? Join us online from around the world.
Global Development 2.0:
disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas
Coming out of the last few years, the world and global development sector are in a state of flux, so much so, that a new word has hit our dictionaries – “permacrisis”. This term describes the extended period of instability and insecurity faced by nations around the world, from the economic and social turmoil borne from protracted crisis to the degradation of our natural world and repeated ongoing humanitarian disasters resulting from climate change. From the misinformation and misdirection contributing to division, increased marginalization, and political disparity and disillusionment; to the ongoing recovery from coronavirus, whilst preparing for the next to emerge. It’s safe to say the coming years will be hard, particularly for nations and communities already suffering the hardest.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by the challenge ahead.
This year, as our sector comes together physically after three years, ACFID Conference 2023 turns our attention to the passion, the expertise and the energy that can be found in all corners of the world from the innovators, the youth and the extraordinary people and organisations that are not sitting down and waiting.
From what is being overhauled, to what’s around the corner, join us to discuss:
- What partnerships and collaborations are needed to push systemic change at the top, so grassroots organisations can continue the work on the ground?
- Which donors are prepared to disrupt the current funding models and how can civil society access them?
- What technology is emerging that can be harnessed for collective impact?
- How do we support and elevate the wisdom of traditional knowledge and the vision of our youth?
Nominations for ACFID 2023 Awards are now closed
A highlight of the 2023 ACFID Conference Dinner will be the presentation of our three major annual ACFID Awards as nominated by our Members and Australia’s media sector: the ACFID Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award, the ACFID Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award, and the ACFID Media Award. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant impact and difference to the Australian aid and development sector.
Nominations are now closed.
Details on the individual awards, nomination and selection process are found here. Nominations for each category closed on Friday, 15 September 2023 and the award recipients will be invited to virtually accept their award at ACFID’s 2023 National Conference dinner, held at The Roundhouse UNSW, October 18th 2023.
Concurrent session EOIs are now closed – thank you!
Stay tuned for Registrations to open at the start of August