Learning Opportunities

Our Approach

ACFID’s Learning and Innovation program aims to help ACFID member organisations in:

  • Good Development Practice: improving development and humanitarian practice
  • NGO effectiveness and accountability: meeting and exceeding designated standards in the ACFID Code of Conduct
  •  Leadership and change: This encompasses strengthening organisations and influencing wider sectoral change, exploring emerging issues, and enhancing sectoral effectiveness and sustainability as a whole

ACFID’s offerings include:

Priorities for learning programs are set using the ACFID strategic and operational plans, aggregate ACFID Code of Conduct compliance information, as well as member consultation.

The following principles underpin our approach:

  • Strengthen capacity: for member organisations and boards, staff, volunteers, and program partners.
  • Draw lessons from practice: aiming to share information, resources and expertise, as well as identifying, connecting with and supporting contributors to change in the sector.
  • Take a collaborative approach: working with ACFID‘s policy and advocacy team, ACFID Committees, Communities of Practice, member organisations, and other stakeholders
  • Support iterative design principles: get an understanding through research, explore, develop ideas and prototypes, test and implement, and repeat.
  • Facilitate strategic conversations between member organisations and other development actors.
  • Strengthen ACFID’s own capacity to deliver learning and innovation programs.