ACFID National Conference 2023
‘First We Listen: In Conversation with Pacific Leaders’ session from ACFID Beyond Aid Conference 2019. Moderated by Catherine Graue, host of ABC Radio’s Pacific Beat, the panel featured Ambassador Amena Yauvoli, Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group; Siale Ilolahia, Executive Director of PIANGO; Reverend James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches; and Serena Sasingian, CEO of Digicel Foundation PNG.
Global Development Reboot:
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?
We know top-down approaches are the way of the past. It’s time to truly listen to those most affected and work alongside them in support of a better way.
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