MELBOURNE — A conference bringing together the development sector may start the conversation, but should not be the end. For Australian Council for International Development, their 2017 national conference — held last week in Melbourne — will influence its work and direction for the year to come.
At the close, Devex sat down with ACFID CEO Marc Purcell to discuss the highlights and lessons from the conference and the work that follows. Purcell stressed that for Australia’s NGOs, government leaders, and activists, the discussion undertaken at the conference should be a catalyst for growth.
Here are Purcell’s key takeaways from the two-day conference.
The political message and opportunities to influence
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Although the politicians present at ACFID came from a range of parties, there was consistency in their calls to Australia’s development sector.