“The AIDN trip to East Africa was nothing short of game-changing for me personally. I’ve been involved with philanthropy for over 20 years, but I’ve never learned so much as I did on this trip. It was as much about our fellow travellers as it was the projects and partners that we met. The group were all so smart, passionate, empathetic and logical, that collectively they helped me change the way I think about philanthropy. Plus, it was a lot of fun too! Can’t recommend future AIDN trips highly enough.”

Darrell Wade

Co-founder and Chairman of Intrepid Travel, The Intrepid Foundation and The Dawn Wade Foundation

I loved being able to consistently discuss international development trends, evidence and models in an applied setting, which is crucial to learning.”

Katie Stanford

Director of Research & Business Intelligence at The Life You Can Save

“The AIDN Funder’s Trip was incredibly interesting, thought-provoking and a lot of fun. It further strengthened my belief that no one is better placed to create culturally appropriate and sustainable impact for their communities than strong local leaders, and the ones we met on the tour were some seriously inspiring humans! Travelling with like-minded folk with a wide range of experiences in the sector, offered a fabulous opportunity to reflect together and to learn from each other to improve our giving practices.”

Johanna de Burca

Co-founder and CEO of Just Peoples

Upcoming Insight Tours

East Africa 2024

East Africa 2024

Funders are invited to join the Australian International Development Network, in partnership with The Life You Can Save, on our Insight Tour to Tanzania and Kenya in May 2024. Expressions of interest are now open. Click here to register your interest and someone from the AIDN team will be in touch with you to discuss your participation further.

The tour at a glance:

  • 12-day itinerary
  • 11 May - 22 May, 2024
  • Tanzania and Kenya
  • Meet with over 25 NGO teams and site visits to approximately 15 NGOs.
  • Travel with other funders and stay in 3 - 4 star accommodation
  • In-country logistics by Intrepid Travel