Australian Council for International Development
The Australian Council for International Development is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations working to attain a world where gross inequality and extreme poverty are eradicated. More about ACFID.
The Post-2015 Agenda
Driving International Development after the Millennium Development Goals Based on consultation with ACFID member agencies and working groups, this discussion paper intends to assist ACFID members and the Australian Government as they consider their positions within the post-2015 dialogue.
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan, with sustained wind speeds of up to 315 km/h, made its first landfall in the Philippines in the early hours of Friday 8 November. It is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2013 and one of the worst storms ever recorded. The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates the storm has affected 9.5 million people across nine regions, with wide scale damage to infrastructure and telecommunications . To learn more about the emergency response, and If you’d like to support ACFID Members, you can find a list of current Member appeals for the Philippines at our humanitarian response page.
As the international community focuses on securing UN approval for the chemical weapons deal negotiated between Russia and the USA, the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighboring countries continues to deteriorate. With the winter months approaching, ACFID Members continue to run programs to support Syrians fleeing violence. If you’d like to support ACFID Members carrying out their humanitarian work in and around Syria, you can find a list of current Member appeals for Syria at our humanitarian response page.
Australia's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Civil Society Report Card
In 2013, Australian civil society came together with government to hold the inaugural Annual Civil-Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security. This Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s NAP is the result of that process.
Find out how your community supports overseas aid
ACFID has brought together local data and community stories from just some of our member organisations to create a snapshot of how Australians are supporting overseas aid in every Federal Electorate across the nation.
Over the past 10 years, public support for the not-for-profit aid and development sector has doubled. Australians - everywhere - are showing they care about overseas aid at home, at work, at school, and through church and community groups. Find out how your community supports overseas aid.
ACFID University Network Conference
The fourth ACFID University Network Conference is being held on the 21-22 November 2013 at the University of Technology Sydney through the Institute of Sustainable Futures. The focus of this year’s conference is Development Futures: Alternative Pathways to Ending Poverty.
Registration is now open and encouraged from practitioners, consultants, academics and students. The conference will be designed to enable strong participation and engagement through a mixture of presentations and facilitated discussion, panels and workshops.
Increasingly, questions of the future of foreign aid, international cooperation or development assistance linger in relevant policy forums and ongoing debates in Australia and internationally. These questions are not new, rather they are increasing in momentum and in response to a rapidly changing global environment which will undoubtedly radically change the way in which international aid and development has previously been conceived and delivered.
For more information about speakers, the history of ACFID University Network Conferences and to reserve your place please visit the conference website: www.development-futures.com.
ACFID Council: Driving Change Post 2015