Our Focus

ACFID’s work with its members, the Australian Government and the public focuses on driving positive change in three thematic areas:

  • Sustainable and inclusive development
  • Peace and human security
  • Strong and effective civil society

ACFID also plays a role in coordinating and communicating the collective emergency response efforts of its members.

ACFID holds an annual national conference, the ACFID National Conference, which brings together its members and other stakeholders for agenda setting, debate and learning.

  • Peace & Human Security

    Building peace and human security is imperative to protecting human rights, reducing poverty and maintaining development gains.

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  • Strong & Effective Civil Society

    ACFID is focused on building a strong and effective civil society, both in Australia and in developing countries.

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  • Sustainable & Inclusive Development

    ACFID promotes sustainable and inclusive approaches to development that combat climate change and reduce inequality and injustice.

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  • Emergency Response

    ACFID Members play a key role in responding to international emergencies – whether natural disasters or conflict.

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  • ACFID National Conference

    Every year, ACFID runs a national conference which brings together hundreds of people from its membership and the broader development sector.

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  • Reconciliation Action Plan Statement of Intent

    ACFID Secretariat has recently commenced its reconciliation journey and is developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which assist us to further develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ACFID Secretariat is guided by Reconciliation Australia’s RAP Framework to develop this inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan, and inspired by the ACFID Council who passed Resolution No. 1/2017.

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