AIDN  promotes more and better giving to overseas communities using several pathways, one of which are our live events.
These events educate potential donors on the needs and issues of communities in low-income or developing countries.
At the same time, we profile people and organisations that provide support to people living in these communities.
Most importantly, AIDN provides an avenue for direct tax-deductible donations by Australian donors.

Events in partnership with The Funding Network 
AIDN is proud to partner with The Funding Network to deliver an annual fundraising event, in either Melbourne or Sydney, where we showcase and raise funds for organisations working to benefit communities in developing countries.

Keep an eye on our newsletter for application dates, event dates and information.

2021  Smiling Hearts, Indigo Foundation, and Forget Me Not.
2022  The Cova Project, Classroom of Hope, and Aminatta Maternal Foundation.
2023  Bright Futures Child Aid & Development Fund Australia, Cambodian Rural Students Trust, and Grass Skirt Project.

Live Fundraising Events
AIDN partners with members in our network to host fundraising events for international NGOs who provide communities in developing countries.

June 2023: In partnership with the Igniting Change Foundation and Rotary Australia Worldwide Overseas Service shed light on the work of the Dame Graca Machel Trust to support their work with women and girls Mozambique and South Africa.
October 2023: In partnership with the C4 Consortium from Sydney University, the Daffodil Centre, and the Minderoo Foundation, to raise funds to eliminate cervical cancer in Timor Leste.

Upcoming Events

Global Development Leadership Series

Global Development Leadership Series

Returning for our first event in 2024 on the eve of the Philanthropy Australia Conference in Adelaide, we're bringing the best minds from across the global development ecosystem to unpack a single question critical to a sustainable future: How can we leverage the shift toward Trust-Based Philanthropy & Investment in Local Leadership to improve development outcomes?  Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Room 8, North Terrace Adelaide
Join us in Melbourne

Join us in Melbourne

As part of our week's activities around the Philanthropy Australia Conference, AIDN will be hosting a conversation featuring AIDN Advisory Committee member Evelyn Omala with Andy Bryant, Executive Director of Segal Family Foundation, Safeena Husain, Founder of Educate Girls and other special guests. The event will be held at the Community of Giving, 6/126 Wellington Parade East Melbourne. RSVPs are essential for catering purposes.    
Join us in Sydney

Join us in Sydney

As part of our week's activities around the Philanthropy Australia Conference, AIDN will be hosting a conversation featuring AIDN Advisory Committee member Evelyn Omala with Andy Bryant, Executive Director of Segal Family Foundation, Safeena Husain, Founder of Educate Girls and other special guests. The event will be held at the Judith Neilson Foundation, 79 Abercrombie Street Redfern. RSVPs are essential for catering purposes.

Previous Sessions

1 February 2024

Resilience Amidst Turmoil – Myanmar Three Years Post-Coup

Hosted by Caitlin McCaffrie (Centre for Policy Development) with guest Sean Turnell (Economist & Author), Manny Maung (Human Rights Watch) and Tasneem Roc (Myanmar Campaign Network). 

5 December 2023

The Rohingya in Bangladesh – Six Years On

Hosted by AIDN Marketing & Operations Lead, Emily Umbers with guests Arunn Jegan (Médecins Sans Frontières), Fatema Tuz Johora (CARE Bangladesh) and John Littleton (Children on the Edge).


13 October 2023

Climate Resilience in the Pacific and Timor-Leste

Hosted by AIDN Advisory Committee member, Claire Hanratty with guests Tim Gill (Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Ariane Gauchat (Business Partnerships Platform).


19 June 2023

In Conversation with Dame Graça Machel

In Conversation with Dame Graça Machel was co-hosted by Rotary International, Igniting Change, the Australian International Development Network and The DAK Foundation.

30 March 2023

Inclusive Impact Investing

In this webinar we bring together a range of impact investing experts and advocate for a more inclusive impact investing ecosystem.

8 March 2023

Transformational Tech: innovation for women’s health globally

Featuring Deborah Bateson, Whitney Chinogwenya from MSI Reproductive Choices, Daphne Ngunjiri from Access Afya and Marnie Rickards from The DAK Foundation.

10 February 2023

Emergency Briefing: Türkiye-Syria Earthquake

AIDN and Emergency Action Alliance hosted an emergency briefing on the devastating situation that saw a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Türkiye and neighbouring Syria.

27 September 2022

One Year On: A update on the situation in Afghanistan

Hosted by AIDN Advisory Committee member, Anna Demant (AIDN Advisory Committee), this webinar featured Samantha Mort (UNICEF Afghanistan) and Najeeba Wazefedost (Asia Pacific Network of Refugees).

20 September 2022

Bringing together philanthropy and investment capital to further social good

This webinar provides an opportunity to hear from practitioners breaking down barriers to development investment through vehicles designed to mobilise and aggregate private donor and investment capital.

27 April 2022

Part 3: The Compelling Case for Global Giving

In the third and final session of this series, hear from international donors on what they look for when funding projects and meet three organisations who showcase how impactful and effective international development is.

25 March 2022

Part 2: The Compelling Case for Global Giving

AIDN hears from world renowned philasopher Peter Singer on the case for giving internationally.

9 March 2022

Part 1: The Compelling Case for Global Giving

Jack Heath, Mark Cubit, John McLeod, Marc Purcell and Evelyn Omala.

7 December 2021

Agents of Change

Simon Lewis, Matt Forti, Duncan Ward, Alexandra Tuinstra and Guntur Sutiyono

11 November 2020

The Double Burden

Anubha Rawat, Leith Greenslade, Julius Mbeya, Marnie Rickards and Roger Rassool

14 October 2021

COVID NOW: An update from the frontline

Mark Cubit, Tim Costello, Dane Moores, Jennifer Tierney and Dr Madeleine Ballard

15 Sept 2021

The Global Tourism Crash and its Impact on Developing Countries

Jennifer Byrne, Darrell Wade, Gemma Sisia, Rob McGeary, Tony Wheeler

1 July 2021

Emergency Briefing: Uganda

Eve Omala,

Friday 18 June

The Business of Social Impact

Ticky Fullerton, Peter Yao, Mark Reading, Simon Griffiths

8 June 2021

The World’s Largest Emerging Market – Women

Ruth Jones, Roshini Prakash, Julie Reilley and Deborah Welch

11 May 2021

India & Nepal Emergency Briefing

Anubha Rawat, Marnie Rickards, Dr Pravin Khobragade, Dr Pankaj Jethwani, Anshu Garg, Surya Bhatta and Emily Gribble

29 April 2021

Myanmar Emergency Briefing

Clay O’Brien, Anna Demant, Tony Wheeler, Phil Thornton, Naw Tamla Saw, Manny Maung

7 April 2021

Building Trust

Mark Cubit, Eve Omala, Katie Bunten-Wamaru, Peter Yao

9 March 2021

International Women’s Day

Kristina Stefanova, Sam Mostyn, Tara Winkler, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Belinda Morrissey

15 December 2020

Are partnerships at the heart of tackling poverty?

Anna Demant, Eve Omala, Julie Long, Shane Nichols, Rob Setterlund, Belinda Morrissey

10 November 2020

Global Problems, Local Solutions

Sophie McNeill, Anna Crowley, John Jal Dak, Najeeba Wazefedost, Mozhgan, Moarifesadeh, Jessica Nhkum, Anna Demant

4 November 2020

Catalytic Impact-First Investing

Lilian Kline, Stephanie Kimber, Gemma Salteri and Shane Nichols,

23 September 2020

Why Scale Matters

Mark Cubit and Kevin Starr

19 August 2020

End Covid for All

Rev. Tim Costello, Eve Omala, Dave Rickards, Mark Ingram and Simon Lewis