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An invaluable opportunity to pause and reflect on the key development debates of the day, and to pick up new information on recent campaigns and what works best.
Mark Galloway, International Broadcasting Trust

Relive the best bits

Photos: A selection of photos from the event is available to view and download on Flickr.

Storify: Social media highlights of the two fantastic days are in the Storify.

Presentations: We are adding speakers' presentations to the sessions below.

Dates for next year: We'll be back at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 20 and 21 March 2017.

Sessions

Curve of Coloured Lights

Civil society leaders will engage in a thought-provoking discussion reflecting on the outcomes of, and opportunities arising from, 2015.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:30
Children at school in Rajasthan, India

With International Women's Day just around the corner, this plenary session will hear from three keynote speakers on what the Sustainable Development Goals will mean for women, youth and education.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:30 to 10:30
Refugee camp in Somalia

This keynote speech from Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator at UN OCHA, comes ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 16:30 to 17:15
Rollercoaster against an evening sky

Aya Chebbi talks about how her experience of the civil protests in Tunisia inspired her to bring together youth civil society organisations across Africa, and Dr Danny Sriskandarajah discusses how we rise to the challenges of organising civil society across the globe.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 09:30 to 10:30
Shades of green

Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, will draw on her ground-breaking work to address the multiple levels of change needed if we are to achieve genuinely "green" development.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

A panel-led debate about whether the current EU approach to development is fit for purpose, or if the UK could deliver better on its own.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

From the Olive Cooke story to CEO salaries, reputational risks are everywhere and can hit an organisation at any time.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

This session will explore where organisations should concentrate their resources in order to effectively reach supporters and maximise income.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00
Exploding colours

How do organisations use digital to inspire their audiences and effect change?

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

This strategic session explores how integrating channels and messages can help deliver a unified brand experience.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

People form social movements to create change.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

An opportunity to hear the major donors to international development discuss the key issues in deploying their funds most effectively.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

This session shines a spotlight on the most effective and innovative new fundraising trends and asks: are NGOs keeping up?

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

Debate with our panel of experts about what NGOs need to start doing now to succeed in the future.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

Based on extensive research and the opinions of over 100 development experts, these different scenarios for the world of 2030 explore how climate c

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

As globalisation and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a hyper-connected future, how should we deal with systemic risks this creates?

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

In a rapidly changing world, NGOs need to stay ahead of the curve.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

A panel-led debate about whether the current EU approach to development is fit for purpose, or if the UK could deliver better on its own.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

From #BringBackOurGirls to climate justice, a range of movements and campaigns around the world are calling for change. This "Ted Talks" session will give voice to six approaches.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

Amidst direct media attacks, the impact of strict new lobbying guidelines and a revised Charity Commission role, how can NGOs remain effective?

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

This "in conversation" session explores whether successful Sustainable Development Goal negotiations and the potential of a new climate deal mean a new results-driven approach.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

This session will give examples of how NGOs are resourcing their mission-driven work by selling goods or services.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00
Canada geese

There is a greater flow than ever of leaders between business and NGOs.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

An expert discussion of China's influence on global economics and geopolitics, and of its role as a development actor.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00
Colours in motion

This strategic session will identify the pros and cons of mergers whilst unpacking the key issues of risk, cost and unforeseen barriers.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00
Shades of green

Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, will draw on her ground-breaking work to address the multiple levels of change needed if we are to achieve genuinely "green" development.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

This session will look at how to strengthen synergies between the development, peacebuilding, humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sectors to enhance responses to humanitarian crises.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

An opportunity to hear the major donors to international development discuss the key issues in deploying their funds most effectively.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

A series of case studies will demonstrate how organisations can easily use their own data to increase insight and improve decision-making.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

Can more diversity add value and agility to the humanitarian system? This session explores through the lens of three innovative case studies.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00

It is widely appreciated that aid effectiveness and prioritising value for money has driven huge NGO programme improvements, but does this approach prioritise the right results?

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:15 to 13:00
Lighthouse against a blue sky

This session explains how data security is more about governance and skills than buying software, and gives practical advice that you can implement immediately.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45
Pile of treasure

This session will give you insight into how to improve the way your organisation deals with international transfers and payments.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45
Lite spots

Come and learn how technology can help you gather information and measure the impact of your aid projects better.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45

This session will give you tips and takeaways to help you make a tangible difference to your travel spend and safeguard the security of your travellers and the reputation of your organisation.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45
Lightning strikes

This session will provide you with the vital knowledge and information needed to reduce the risks you and your employees face while operating overseas.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45
Pressure gauge

This session gives delegates the chance to reflect on organisational crisis management capacity from both a security and psychological perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:15 to 13:45
Refugee camp in Somalia

This keynote speech from Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator at UN OCHA, comes ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 16:30 to 17:15
Rollercoaster against an evening sky

Aya Chebbi talks about how her experience of the civil protests in Tunisia inspired her to bring together youth civil society organisations across Africa, and Dr Danny Sriskandarajah discusses how we rise to the challenges of organising civil society across the globe.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 09:30 to 10:30

A series of case studies will demonstrate how organisations can easily use their own data to increase insight and improve decision-making.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

From #BringBackOurGirls to climate justice, a range of movements and campaigns around the world are calling for change. This "Ted Talks" session will give voice to six approaches.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

This session will look at how to strengthen synergies between the development, peacebuilding, humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sectors to enhance responses to humanitarian crises.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00
Canada geese

There is a greater flow than ever of leaders between business and NGOs.

 

 

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00
Curve of Coloured Lights

Civil society leaders will engage in a thought-provoking discussion reflecting on the outcomes of, and opportunities arising from, 2015.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:30
Children at school in Rajasthan, India

With International Women's Day just around the corner, this plenary session will hear from three keynote speakers on what the Sustainable Development Goals will mean for women, youth and education.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:30 to 10:30
Shades of green

Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, will draw on her ground-breaking work to address the multiple levels of change needed if we are to achieve genuinely "green" development.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

A panel-led debate about whether the current EU approach to development is fit for purpose, or if the UK could deliver better on its own.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

This session will give examples of how NGOs are resourcing their mission-driven work by selling goods or services.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

People form social movements to create change.

 

 

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

#bondconf on Twitter

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Primary Sponsors

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in the world’s most deprived areas.

European Year for Development logo

The European Year of Development aimed to increase understanding of the progress made in international development and raise awareness and engagement among European citizens.

INTL FCStone Ltd (IFL) provides a customised Foreign Exchange and treasury service to organisations in more than 140 currencies.

Key Travel is an international travel management company specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors.

Other sponsors

Clements Worldwide is the leading provider of insurance solutions for expatriates and international organisations.

Diversity Travel is an award-winning Travel Management Company specialising in the international development sector.

The only nonprofit registrar of the .ngo and .ong domains.

Communications sponsor

Oxford HR has been the leading Executive Search consultancy, working exclusively in the international not-for-profit sector, since 1995.

Leadership sponsor

Perrett Laver is a global executive search firm finding exceptional leaders within non-profits, civil society, education, research and healthcare institutions.

Plenary sponsor

TGS are Toyota Motor Corporation’s official suppliers of ex-stock Toyota vehicles and parts to aid and humanitarian agencies working in emergency and development projects worldwide.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide.

Media partner

Exhibitors

Birches Group is a specialised consultancy whose core business is labour market surveys in developing countries.

Agile Collective creates websites with a positive social impact, with many years of experience working with charities, NGOs, universities, councils, co-operatives and social enterprises we are always flexible and responsive to the specific needs of a project.

Safer Edge have a long history of supporting aid organisations in security and risk management, enabling them to establish and maintain projects and delivering aid to people in the most unstable parts of the world

Red Rose's ONESystem is a secure, easy to use, digital platform that enables NGO's to improve operational efficiency and ensure their programmes remain relevant and fit for purpose.  

BRAC creates opportunities for people in Bangladesh and 11 countries in Africa and Asia to realise their potential. 

Transparency International UK challenges corruption and fights for a fair society based on the rule of law.

Prime Production provides the highest quality translation, interpreting and typesetting services and works with leading NGOs, the United Nations and its agencies, and corporate entities.

IDS is a leading global institution for research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications.

Strategic Agenda specialises in translating, editing and designing multilingual publications for NGOs and international development agencies.

Oxford HR has been the leading Executive Search consultancy, working exclusively in the international not-for-profit sector, since 1995.

Framework is a collective of independent consultants dedicated to strengthening organisations, networks, and social movements working for positive social change.

Agile Collective creates websites with a positive social impact, with many years of experience working with charities, NGOs, universities, councils, co-operatives and social enterprises we are always flexible and responsive to the specific needs of a project.

Red Rose's ONESystem is a secure, easy to use, digital platform that enables NGO's to improve operational efficiency and ensure their programmes remain relevant and fit for purpose.  

Ultra Electronics AEP provides go-anywhere voice and data communications solutions to organisations of all sizes.

SciDev.Net is the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development.

Protective Intelligence believes successful information security lies in the heart of an organisation, where everyone understands the importance of protecting data.
Precio Fishbone is a specialist IT company focused on Microsoft technology, which works with NGOs to help address common challenges.

InterAction’s NGO Aid Map aims to increase the amount of publicly available data on international development and humanitarian response.

Computer Aid is an ICT for development charity that aims to help resource-poor communities to access digital information and build skills that will improve their lives.

BluPoint offers free-at-the-point-of-use community access to digital materials on any phone or sensor connected by Wi-Fi, bluetooth or FM radio to its solar-powered pop-up intranet.

PS Financials are providers of core Financial Management Software, serving the not-for-profit sector in over 50 countries for over 12 years.

NatWest is committed to giving organisations in the not-for-profit sector the right support and is constantly working to understand the challenges.

Primary Sponsor INTL FCStone Ltd provides a customised Foreign Exchange and treasury service to organisations in more than 140 currencies.

The Co-operative Bank provides a dedicated current account to charities, co-operatives and social enterprises and a tailored banking service to support larger organisations who typically turnover more than £1m.

CCLA is one of the UK's largest charity fund managers, providing funds and services designed to meet the distinctive needs of charities and public sector organisations.

In 1989, InterHealth Worldwide was created to meet the unique health needs of mission partners involved in worldwide service.

Cigna NGO Health Benefits provides group health care and employee benefits solutions for globally mobile employees of small, medium and large NGOs worldwide.

Birches Group is a specialised consultancy whose core business is labour market surveys in developing countries.

With 2,000 clients nationwide, Point 13 Media is a recruitment advertising agency that offers charities and NGOs a free-of-charge service to maximise their responses.

Perrett Laver is a global executive search firm finding exceptional leaders within non-profits, civil society, education, research and healthcare institutions.

Clements Worldwide is the leading provider of insurance solutions for expatriates and international organisations.

IDS is a leading global institution for research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications.

Scriptoria is a world leader in sustainable development communications who is able to find solutions to the most complex communications and knowledge management problems.

The Open University's international development projects across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia combine the institution's expertise in high-quality education on a massive scale with practical implementation plans. 

Strategic Agenda specialises in translating, editing and designing multilingual publications for NGOs and international development agencies.

Durbin specialises in supplying NGO’s and charities with all types of pharmaceuticals and medical items as well as Luci solar rechargeable lights.

BRAC creates opportunities for people in Bangladesh and 11 countries in Africa and Asia to realise their potential. 

Transparency International UK challenges corruption and fights for a fair society based on the rule of law.

Transaid is an international development charity which builds local skills and knowledge to make transport safer, cheaper and more effective. 

Practical Action is an International NGO that specialises in providing knowledge services to development practitioners and professionals globally.

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering in over 90 countries, focusing on the right to a better life, gender justice, saving lives, food security, natural resource allocation and access to essential services.
ODI is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Lionheart in the Community is one of the UK's leading innovative social enterprises.
Islamic Relief is an independent NGO that responds to disasters and emergencies, promoting sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities.
British Council logo

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Evenproducts has supplied emergency drinking water supply kits and sanitation equipment for 20 years.

Safer Edge have a long history of supporting aid organisations in security and risk management, enabling them to establish and maintain projects and delivering aid to people in the most unstable parts of the world

ILS is committed to the safety and security of international development and humanitarian relief professionals though the delivery of advice, support, equipment and training.

Key Travel is an international Travel Management Company specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors.

Diversity Travel is an award-winning Travel Management Company specialising in the international development sector.

Clarity Travel Management helps charities to control costs, manage a duty of care and meet legislation through provision of a managed programme.