Australian aid: 6 things for suppliers to know in 2019

A panel during the 2019 Aid Supplier Conference. Photo by: Lisa Cornish / Devex

CANBERRA — The 2019 Aid Supplier Conference, hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Feb. 21, brought together current and prospective suppliers with the Australian aid program to share expertise, build partnerships and understand DFAT’s plans for its aid business.

Gathered in Canberra, Australia, DFAT staff shared important insights for suppliers on their expectations of preferred partners, the impact of geopolitics on opportunities, and opportunities emerging from the new Pacific “step-up.” 

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.