Australian Council For International Development University Network Conference
The fourth ACFID University Network Conference is being held on the 21-22 November 2013 at UTS through the Institute of Sustainable Futures. The focus of this year’s conference is Development Futures: Alternative Pathways to Ending Poverty.
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.
The ACFID University Network is a collaboration of academics from Australian Universities and practitioners from ACFID member Australian NGOs (ANGOs).
The network serves as a platform to develop partnerships between academics and NGOs in order to strengthen the effectiveness and long-term collective impact against poverty and injustice.
In particular, the Network focuses its work on harnessing quality research as essential for good international development practice. This means ensuring the best possible outcomes for those who are the beneficiaries and partners in this development work.