More and better International development from Australians

There is a growing sense of urgency for more coordinated action to be taken to address the social and environmental issues that affect us all, irrespective of where we live...

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Upcoming AIDN Events

Afghanistan Briefing

AIDN is hosting an Afghanistan Briefing on Wednesday 4 August at 2pm to hear from local and international experts on the unfolding situation.

We’ll be joined by: Najeeba Wazefedost, Asia Pacific Network of Refugees; Dan Oakes, senior reporter with the ABC Investigations team; Ali Reza Yunespour, Partnership Coordinator, Afghanistan School Program, Indigo Foundation; UNHCR and
Nishank Motwani, Director of Research and Policy at ATR Consulting.

The panel will discuss how best we can step up to support those at the frontline of this conflict.

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Thursday 12 August, 6pm – 8pm

TFN Virtual Live featuring Indigo Foundation, HUG & Forget Me Not

Thursday 12 August, 6pm – 8pm

Join us online at 6:00pm AEST on 12 August via Crowdcast to hear from Loretta, Ali, and Andrea, the three exceptional social change leaders behind HUG Charity Foundation (Smiling Hearts Uganda)Indigo Foundation, and Forget Me Not. Together, their programs provide skills to increase employment outcomes for young people with disabilities in Uganda, improve educational and life outcomes for women and girls in Afghanistan, and invest in programs that keep children with their families and out of institutions in Nepal.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover powerful stories of social change and make a real impact on communities in need – all without having to leave the comfort of your couch.

Reserve your FREE spot online today. The event will be hosted by the wonderful Jacinta Parsons and you will have the opportunity to pledge your support for the organisations.

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AIDN exists to encourage discussion and create awareness. Membership to AIDN is currently free. As a member, you will be the first to know about virtual events other opportunities. We'll also be hosting member events throughout the year. Sign up here

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What is AIDN

A collaboration between private sector individuals, philanthropists, donors, corporates and government agencies...

The Australian International Development Network (AIDN) is a startup organisation. It is a collaboration between private sector individuals, philanthropists, donors, corporates and government agencies looking to grant or invest funds to advance the social and environmental conditions of people and communities abroad.

Our Purpose

  • AIDN will provide a stronger and collective voice to increase the flow and quality of international giving and impact investing
  • AIDN will provide tools and resources to help Australians overcome some of the barriers to international giving and impact investing
  • AIDN will coordinate initiatives between private sector, corporate and government philanthropists and investors leading to greater international giving and impact investing
  • AIDN will promote standards and principles which support international philanthropic funding and impact investing to organisations that are effective, accountable and transparent.

Our declaration

AIDN BELIEVES:

  • A peak in global inequality greatly increases the opportunity for Australians to help support communities abroad
  • The SDGs and the PA Foundation maps provide an excellent framework and lens through which to frame philanthropy and impact investing objectives abroad
  • With greater networking and collaborations between private sector, corporate and government stakeholders, we can achieve more and better giving and impact investing abroad
  • Through sharing the right tools and information, barriers to international giving can be further lowered and the questions regarding its impact addressed
  • The corporate sector presents a significant opportunity to advance the scale and impact of international development through giving and investment
  • Growth in the impact investing market internationally is a significant opportunity to advance the scale and impact of international development
  • The shift in policy and strategy of the Australian Government presents and increased opportunity for the corporate and private sectors to partner and leverage their development efforts abroad
  • Agreed Standards and Principles should guide philanthropic funding and impact Investing abroad through to organisations that are effective , accountable and transparent

How will AIDN start

The AIDN has determined that sector research into the scale and scope of international philanthropy and impact investing by Australian is a first priority.

AIDN has commissioned a report that will pull together many disparate sources of information to provide a baseline for our core purpose and highlight the structures, stakeholders, flows trends and issues relating to international philanthropy and impact investing abroad.

The report will be available on the website.

It is our intention to update and build on the report annually.

Calling for business partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in the Indo-Pacific region

Are you an inclusive business? Do you have a commercial idea that could make a lasting social and environmental impact? Through the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), the Australian Government is calling for inclusive business partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in the Indo-Pacific.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread economic impact across the Indo-Pacific. People are losing their livelihoods and businesses have been disrupted.

The BPP’s COVID-19 Recovery Partnerships will help businesses to create livelihood opportunities, enhance gender equality and support green and resilient economic recovery.

If you’re a business in Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste or Tonga learn more about the partnership opportunity, chosen sectors, and eligibility requirements by clicking on the tiles below. We’d love to partner with you to make a lasting social and environmental impact.

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