2021 RDI Development Futures Workshop Series

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‘In the wake of significant challenge and disruption driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the RDI Network aims to generate in-depth conversations about development effectiveness and the future of aid and development. The far-reaching effects of the pandemic have also compounded the effects of other recent changes in global aid and the Australian development industry. These changes include the rise of the private sector, climate change, growing instability, trust in institutions and renewed calls for genuine localisation processes.

We understand that development and humanitarian practice do not take place in a vacuum – that they are informed and influenced by the context in which they occur. Yet the day-to-day lives and schedules of policy makers and implementers often leave little room to question and debate current development directions, or systematically explore ideas guiding programming.

Our 2021 Development Futures Workshop Series aims to create space for those working or teaching in international development and humanitarian aid to deconstruct, discuss, and debate potential trends, hazards and challenges affecting the sector, and reimagine future development solutions.

The Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) is calling for expressions of interest from international development and humanitarian practitioners to participate in our Development Futures Workshop Series in 2021.

RDI Network is calling for interested organisations to nominate two to three individuals to attend one of our Development Futures Workshop Series. We encourage organisations to nominate a diverse mix of staff, board members and/or key stakeholders to apply for this workshop series. Individuals are also welcome to submit an expression of interest.

The RDI Network values the experience and contribution of people from all cultures, genders, bodies and abilities. Ideal participants will have an open-minded approach, a willingness to be challenged and a commitment to engaging with insights from outside their own perspectives and areas of expertise.

Flexibility, including a willingness to recognise, accept and analyse a rapidly changing environment will be key. All participants will also require reliable internet access.’

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