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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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Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

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Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

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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.

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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.

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

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Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

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Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

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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

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This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

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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 Media Releases 5 Stephanie March, Jaki Adams handed ACFID awards

Stephanie March, Jaki Adams handed ACFID awards

Oct 19, 2023 | Media Releases

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) last night announced the winners of its annual awards: 

The ACFID Media Award was presented to: 

Stephanie March, ABC 

For her reporting on the famine crisis in Somalia, including the ABC TV Foreign Correspondent story ‘Surviving in Somalia’. 

The Outsanding Contribution to the Sector Award was given to:  

Jaki Adams of the Fred Hollows Foundation 

For her long-term commitment to serving Australia’s Indigenous communities, and using her drive and passion to champion for health equity, elevating the voices of Indigenous peoples, supporting strategic eye care relationships in Australia and across the Pacific, and helping drive the agenda of the Allies for Uluru Coalition. 

We congratulate Stephanie and Jaki. 

Media Award 

The ACFID Media Award is given to a journalist who: 

  • Profiles with sensitivity and respect the issues and lives of people experiencing poverty and injustice
  • Shows an understanding of the complexity of humanitarian and/or development issues; and
  • Is judged to have the potential to help expand the knowledge of the Australian public in relation to humanitarian and/or international development issues.

The award was judged by a panel of three: 

Dr Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, the winner of the 2022 ACFID Media Award, 

Natalie Whiting, ABC, the winner of the 2021 ACFID Media Award, and  

Anastasia Kapetas, Advisor, AP4D program.

There was a strong field of nominations. The judges chose Stephanie for showcasing a high degree of empathy and sophistication in her reporting, and in particular for imbuing her interviewees with dignity and agency. 

The Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award 

The Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award is presented to an individual or organisation that:  

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian aid and development NGO sector over an extended period of time
  • Has made a substantial and sustained contribution to the whole sector – more than only within their own agency 
  • Recognises voluntarism and looks for contribution above and beyond paid employment.  

Jaki was selected based on her longstanding demonstrated commitment to Indigenous people and issues. 

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