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 Events

AIDN hosts a range of events throughout the year to raise awareness, facilitate alighnment and encourage action.

11 November:
The Double Burden: Pneumonia & COVID-19 and the race to close the oxygen gap

Thursday 11 November, 3pm-4pm AEDT

Pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of adults and children worldwide, claiming the lives of over 800,000 children under 5 each year. However, pneumonia remains a neglected disease in global health, with prevention and treatment resources being largely inaccessible in many low-and-middle-income countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the urgent need for access to essential medical oxygen, and the devastating impact of global health inequalities.

To mark World Pneumonia Day, AIDN will be hosting a briefing with FRE02 and The DAK Foundation to increase awareness, promote interventions and enable change, to reduce the death toll of pneumonia. Hear from those working on the ground to address the pneumonia crises and how Australians can support improved access to critical health services.

This webinar will be facilitated by Anubha Rawat, Projects Director at The DAK Foundation and will welcome:

  • Leith Greenslade, Co-founder and Coordinator of the Every Breath Counts Coalition
  • Julius Mbeya, Co-CEO Lwala
  • Marnie Rickards, Operations Director at the DAK Foundation
  • Roger Rasool, CEO and Co-Founder of Fre02

To register, click 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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