Pawa Liklik NGO Forum is targeted at strengthening the role and resilience of small to medium sized Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) working in overseas aid and international development and will provide a platform to learn and share knowledge and expertise.

Development by KTF and proudly supported by ACFID, registrations and further information can be found here.

The Roundhouse, UNSW

Join the RDI Network and the UNSW Institute for Global Development for an evening of cross-sector networking on 22 October, as we gear up for Conference. Enjoy drinks and nibbles with peer researchers and practitioners from across the international development sector, building your networks and exploring potential collaborations. The event is free to attend and open to ACFID Conference delegates, as well as members of the RDI Network and the broader international development community.

Registration is not required.

The Roundhouse, UNSW – Drinks & nibbles on arrival

Day 1: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The Roundhouse Foyer – Tea and Coffee served on arrival

The Roundhouse, UNSW – Plenary

The purpose of this session is for delegates to meaningfully engage with and understand issues such as climate change, global political shifts, bilateral relations and sovereignty from the lived experience of regional leaders. This plenary will set the tone for conference by positioning the urgency of their concerns for the region forefront in delegates minds. Further opportunity will follow in the afternoon, where leaders will participate in Talanoa Circles – allowing for a more intimate discussion.

  • Siale Ilolahia (Executive Director, PIANGO)
  • Reverend James Bhagwan (General Secretary, Pacific Conference of Churches)
  • Serena Sasingian (CEO, Digicel Foundation)

UNSW The Roundhouse, Plenary

UNSW The Roundhouse

Exhibition Space

UNSW The Roundhouse, Plenary

UNSW The Roundhouse, Plenary

Geopolitical optics are at risk of blurring Australia’s focus on neighbours’ wellbeing. It’s time to reconsider the purpose and intent of ‘aid’ and consider a wider Australian development cooperation program which is elevated to work on equal footing with defence and diplomacy drivers of Australian foreign policy.

UNSW, The Roundhouse – Plenary

UNSW The Roundhouse

Served in the Exhibition Hall

Engage in deeper discussions in one of the following, exciting concurrent sessions:

  • When disability rights movements lead: rethinking approaches to sustainable development
  • Not-for-profits (NFPs) and managing contractors (MCs): can they work together for greater impact?
  • Getting smarter about cross-border payments
  • Talanoa 1: Pacific Leaders
  • Talanoa 2: Pacific Leaders
  • Talanoa 3: Development Cooperation

Detailed concurrent session info here

Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW The Roundhouse

Registrations for ACFID Council AGM

A Celebration of Civil Society!

Attendees to the Dinner event will enjoy a Pacific themed evening and sustainably sourced, local food.

Join us as we remember Timor Leste’s journey to independence and reflect on the lessons still relevant today.

Celebrate the hard work and achievements of your peers and colleagues with the presentation of the ACFID Annual Awards for 2019.

Musician: Bobby Alu

Day 2: Thursday 24th October, 2019

Breakfast Keynotes: TBA

UNSW The Roundhouse Foyer

Tea and Coffee will be served

UNSW The Roundhouse – Plenary

5 to 6 fast paced TED-styled talks to inspire your organisations way of working

UNSW The Roundhouse – Plenary

Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW The Roundhouse

Engage in deeper discussions in one of the following, exciting concurrent sessions:

  • Impact investing for development: panacea, pitfalls and practical insights
  • Bridging worlds: the challenges and benefits of using for-purpose businesses as funding engines for Adara’s INGO
  • Bursting the bubble: solving complex development problems with partners
  • Using embodied and cognitive approaches to foster resilient development
  • The HOW matters: catalysing change from the ground up
  • Challenging power: feminist practice beyond aid

Detailed concurrent session info here. 

Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW The Roundhouse

Short afternoon break and move to final concurrent sessions

Engage in deeper discussions in one of the following, exciting concurrent sessions:

  • Protecting civilians: sustaining peace and development
  • Beyond shelter recovery to building capacity for self-recovery and resilience
  • Research for All: guidance and tools for conducting disability inclusive research
  • That youth session: making way for young people’s leadership
  • Joining forces to end violence against children (EVAC) in the Pacific and Timor-Leste
  • Confronting our own power: leadership and institutional change in INGOs

Detailed concurrent session info here. 

UNSW The Roundhouse – Plenary